In the late 1990s I began coding HTML in a text editor and since 2004 I have created and maintained websites for clients professionally as a freelance web designer. My core design principles are elegance, efficiency, ease of use and stability on screens of all sizes. I have built websites with original designs, adapted themes to match existing designs, migrated websites to and from Wordpress, and built and styled an online exhibition in Omeka Classic. Currently I am in love with Markdown and static site generators.
Current Website Portfolio
This portfolio site was designed to share information rapidly and provide a sandbox for Jekyll-based site building. The design is under development! Look for an overhaul in late August 2022.
My web projects have included websites for musicians, cultural heritage specialists, restaurants and university departments. At present I maintain several websites with copy and image updates, blog posts, event listings, photo editing, inventory changes and maintenance updates:
Corine Landrieu sought a brand new website for her conservation and art portfolios. We selected a Bootstrap-based Jekyll theme and color scheme together. Custom code loops and XML pseudo-databases have streamlined the update workflow for this static site.
Lisa Duncan, LLC
For Lisa Duncan, LLC, the client asked me to transform a multi-page Wordpress site into a static single page design for small and large screens. I used the opportunity to practice building a Bootstrap website from scratch. The result is a simple, elegant design that requires little to no maintenance.
Savannah Baroque is the first mobile-first website I built. The project included collaborating with a professional graphics artist / illustrator. The website was designed to showcase a group of musicians with clean modern lines to neatly frame the Baroque flourishes of promotional graphics and bright colors in performance photos.
Anne Acker Early Keyboard Instruments
The Anne Acker Early Keyboard Instruments design was inspired by the covers of bound reprints of Baroque sheet music. The business owner and I developed the logo together. The site began as a blend of static pages and a WordPress blog, then was later overhauled to operate fully in WordPress and look great on a phone while preserving the elegance of the existing design.
|Static site generation with Jekyll
||LibreOffice, Microsoft Office
My hourly rates for web design work start at $70/hour. Discounts may be available to clients working in the arts and humanities. Please inquire with the contact form on the Bio page.