During my final semester as a Website Coordinator at the MSU Writing Center, I was asked to redesign the theme of the Writing Center website, using the original site design as a reference while removing unnecessary code and focusing on sustainability and accessibility. Beginning with WordPress’s Twenty Thirteen theme as a base, I recreated the original design, improving accessibility and simplifying custom code.

I was contacted by the staff at Impact 89FM, the student radio station at Michigan State University, to build a sister site for the growing sports vertical being covered by staff online and on-air. After creating the site using WordPress Multisite, I adapted the design of the original, music-focused website, including a scoreboard section for easy access to campus sports results and a front-page layout that improved structure and readability for the faster-paced sports content.

I developed a personal website to discuss my interests in music, web development, and social media using WordPress, creating a custom theme focused on responsive design and clean typography. I included a custom post type for Reviews, as well as custom taxonomies for Artists and Record Labels that extend across the various types of content on the site. Original written content resulted in 16,000 pageviews during the first year of operation.

Built using the Less theme by Jared Erickson as a base.

I created The Voice Internet Radio in January 2011 as a platform to share my growing and increasingly varied tastes in music and encourage new music discovery with a like-minded community of music fans. Using the XenForo software, I built the forum, then created a custom forum theme to match the logo I had already created. Content architecture highlighted popular areas of the forum, including a streaming radio station, artist news and updates, and links to free, legal downloads.