I design websites
for creative people and organizations.

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I design websites
for creative people and organizations.

I specialize in web portfolios for artists and other creative professionals, and love to help organizations, events and small businesses build a home on the web.

I’ve been making websites for over 10 years. I have an MFA from NSCAD, and teach undergraduate courses in digital art and design. I’m currently located in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.

Select a project at left for examples of my work.

I design websites for
Old Crow Magazine › oldcrowmagazine.com

Old Crow website

Old Crow is a web magazine celebrating the rich cultural landscape of Gros Morne National Park, including music, visual art and writing. I worked with Tom Cochrane and Gros Morne Summer Music to develop this bright, responsive website to showcase photos, video and posts about the park, with an emphasis on social media.

Old Crow logo

In addition to designing the website, I was responsible for the logo and overall visual identity of Old Crow Magazine. For the logo, the feather shape suggests the “crow” theme, as well as a writing quill. It can also be read as a Gros Morne landscape: the distinctive red Tablelands, rolling hills, and a lone windswept tree, reflected in rhythmic water. I wrote about my design process for Old Crow.

Old Crow visual identity

A sample page from the visual identity guide I developed for Old Crow Magazine. Photo by Tom Cochrane.

I design websites for
Gros Morne Summer Music › gmsm.ca

GMSM website

Gros Morne Summer Music needed a bold, compelling web presence to showcase their seasonal extravaganza of music, storytelling and dance events. The website uses the iconic ceiling of St. Pat’s Church as a design motif, while rounded corners on the slideshow images are meant to evoke an old-fashioned magic lantern show.

I design websites for
Christina Parker › christinaparkergallery.com

Christina Parker website

Christina Parker Gallery’s website displays the work of more than 40 artists associated with the gallery. The website is set up so that the gallery can easily add new artists, exhibitions or news, or link artists with exhibitions. We wanted the website to feel brightly lit and thoughtfully curated, to match the gallery setting.

I design websites for
Wild Cove Ceramics › wildcoveceramics.ca

Wild Cove Ceramics website

Wild Cove Ceramics makes handmade pottery and sculpture in Catalina, Newfoundland. A colourful map with directions makes it easy to locate the studio, while social media integration encourages people to follow what’s happening. Large photos show Mike’s innovative ceramics work in outdoor settings. This is a single-page website.

I design websites for
Acoustic Networks at Centre for Art Tapes

Acoustic Networks website

Acoustic Networks is an audio art commission project by the Centre for Art Tapes, with an essay about sound art by Claire Hodge. I designed the website, which uses HTML5 audio to present samples of each artist’s work, and made the background drawing.

I design websites for
For A New Earth › foranewearth.org

For A New Earth website

For A New Earth builds connections between philosophical, scientific and artistic approaches to environmentalism. We designed this website to complement the promotional material for their Future of Nature events, and to gather together media from various participants, including visual art, video, and audio interviews.

I design websites for
TNL › theatrenewfoundland.com

Theatre Newfoundland Labrador website

Theatre Newfoundland Labrador has been producing professional theatre in western Newfoundland since 1979. We redesigned their website from scratch, with a completely new visual design and content management system. The new site is both easier for visitors to use, and easier for TNL to update. TNL’s Gros Morne Theatre Festival attracts many summer travellers, so it was important for us to integrate social media and make the website responsive and optimized for mobile devices.

I design websites for
Ingrid Mary Percy › ingridmarypercy.com

Ingrid Mary Percy website

Ingrid Mary Percy is a visual artist in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Ingrid and I worked closely together on the design of her website, which draws on the bold colours and shapes in her work. This website is fully responsive and optimized for mobile devices.

Ingrid Mary Percy website

We used a font of Ingrid’s handwriting for navigational text (you can download the font on her Shop page). CSS animation adds a playful fluidity to the website menus.

Ingrid's website sketch Ingrid's website sketch

Ingrid made these sketches when we were working together on the website design.

I design websites for
Narratives in Space+Time SocietyNarratives in Space+Time Society

Narratives in Space + Time

Narratives in Space+Time Society is an interdisciplinary creative research group in Halifax, working on projects involving mobile media and walking. I designed the NiS+TS compass logo as well as this concise, responsive website to showcase their public art projects.

I design websites for
Tessa May › tessamay.ca

Tessa May website

Tessa May is a printmaker in Bonne Bay, Newfoundland & Labrador. We designed this bright, colourful website to display her vibrant etchings and paintings. Tessa suggested using photographs of her copper plates as background textures for the menu and footer. The website is fully responsive and optimized for mobile devices.

I design websites for
The Ricardo Album › ricardophotoalbum.com

The Ricardo Album website

I feel lucky to have been asked to design a website for The Ricardo Album, an exquisite Victorian photograph album containing 268 prints from the 1850s and 60s. The album’s owner and curator happened to come across another website that I’d worked on, and contacted me about developing this one.

The Ricardo Album website

The Ricardo Album website presents high-resolution images of all 83 pages, as well as an extensive archive of related historical documents. I am a photographer and am interested in old photographs, so this was a particularly fascinating and rewarding project.

I design websites for
Shawn O’Hagan › shawnohagan.ca

Shawn O'Hagan's website

Shawn O’Hagan is a textiles artist and painter in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Shawn had a very clear idea of the look and feel she wanted for her website, and I was able to build this for her fairly quickly. We included information about purchasing her handspun yarn and knitwear. This website is fully responsive and optimized for mobile devices.

I design websites for
Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge

Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge website

Pam Hall’s Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge is a wonderful collection of collaged pages exploring local knowledge collected from rural communities in Newfoundland. The website is designed to make this rich visual material more accessible — we’ve tagged the pages, for example, so they can be searched and cross-referenced.

I design websites for
Registered Professional Foresters › rpfnl.com

Registered Professional Foresters of Newfoundland and Labrador

RPFNL is a professional organization for foresters in Newfoundland and Labrador. I designed this responsive website to highlight their membership benefits and community outreach activities. We included a system that lets RPFNL members log in to update contact information, pay membership dues, and track accreditation hours.

I design websites for
Robin Muller › robinmuller.net

Robin Muller website

Robin Muller is a textiles artist and assistant professor at NSCAD University in Halifax. For this website, which features over 30 years of textiles and book arts, I structured the portfolio based on patterns found in Robin’s work. We included a Press section for publications featuring her work, and there are videos of some of the recent collaborative projects.

Robin Muller website sketches

Sketches I made while working on Robin Muller’s website.

I design websites for
Marlene MacCallum › marlenemaccallum.com

Marlene Maccallum website

Marlene MacCallum is a printmaker and book artist in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. I designed this website to complement her work, which often features black and white photography, translucent paper, and lens imagery. The website is built using WordPress, which allows Marlene to edit and update the site content. In 2014 we redesigned this website to be completely responsive, so it adapts well to smaller screens.

I design t-shirts for
Living Planet

Quest Is Over! t-shirt design

Quest Is Over! is a t-shirt design I made for Living Planet Studio in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The island of Newfoundland is distinctly triangular and makes a great stand-in for the Triforce.

I design posters for
Grenfell Campus, Memorial University

Grenfell Unresolved Component poster Grenfell Mixer poster

I designed these posters for The Unresolved Component, Mixer, and other events while teaching in the Visual Arts program at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Grenfell Art Gallery Long Ride Home poster Grenfell Art Gallery Reason Over Passion poster

Posters for Long Ride Home and Reason Over Passion, part of a series for a Festival of Contemporary Film & Video at Grenfell Campus Art Gallery (formerly Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery).

I design posters for
community events

Ultimate Frisbee in Corner Brook We Weren't Born Tomorrow by Candice Pike

Posters for Corner Brook Ultimate and Candice Pike's dance performance We Weren’t Born Tomorrow.

I am currently available for new projects.

If you’d like to work with me, I’d love to hear from you. Send me a message to get in touch about a project, or just say hello.

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  • Professional websites designed to showcase your creative work, handcrafted with care.
  • I design WordPress themes, so you can easily log in and update your site.
  • Responsive design means your website is optimized for smartphones and tablets.
  • We can use Facebook, Twitter and other social media to help you build an audience.
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