Custom WordPress Websites

I make WordPress sites from scratch, designed and developed specifically for you.

This service is intended for:

  • Small to medium sized businesses and initiatives ready to invest in a online presence geared towards affirming a quality reputation and attracting new customers.

Following an initial phase of discovery and content strategy, we fine tune your brand and come up with the look and feel of your website. I am happy to work from existing designs or come up with something new.

I create content focused, responsive and mobile first WordPress websites developed using Timber, a library for MVC-like templating in WordPress. The WordPress Admin and content management area are highly customized so you can focus on your content instead of its display.

My design process happens in code, and there are no Photoshop mockups or pixel perfect deliverables. As the client, you will be very involved in design decisions throughout the project, and through weekly Skype check-ins and in person meetings with me, there will be no surprises.

At DiJiFi, we wanted a total site redesign while maintaining the complex order system that already existed within the site. From our first interaction, Lara has been one of the most professional and creative people I've had the pleasure to work with, and she adapted perfectly to our needs. Our site is not only beautiful, fast, and future-proof, but easy for anyone in our company to edit through a customized WordPress system. On top of that, 6 months after the new site launched we are so busy that we have cut our advertising spending in half for the last three months, while continuing to grow.
Jesse Crowder, Founder at DiJiFi

Branding and Visual Identity

After developing an overarching brand and mission, I will outfit your business or endeavor with a clean, crisp, authentic aesthetic.

This service is intended for:

  • Small businesses or non-profits in need of a consistent and high quality visual brand refresh or initial development.
  • Businesses with a current brand that does not reflect their company, or is dated and in need of a redesign.

A product of brainstorming meetings and a phase of user research and discovery, I will create a document outlining the over-arching goal of your brand. This document will serve as a mission statement, so to speak, and serves as a reference during development of your visual brand.

We will then delve into visual components of the brand, things like color, typography, and a logo re-vamp. These will be applied to a brand guide and materials including business cards and a letterhead.

Often the need for a brand refresh comes with the need for a new website. These services pair well – the branding process highly informs the development of the website and vice versa. Depending on your budget and the scope of the website, I highly recommend undertaking these two simultaneously.

Front-end Design and Development

I create the stylesheets and markup for Rails, Django, and JS based web apps.

This service is intended for:

  • Startups working on initial iterations of their products, and in early stages of funding.

I will collaborate with developers to beautify the data and template structure they provide. While I prefer to work from scratch, I am open to customizing frameworks like Bootstrap, Foundation, and Refills.

I work on an hourly, by project basis, and am not available for part or full time hire.

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