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WordPress Websites

My specialty is creating custom WordPress websites. I’ve been building on WordPress since version 3.0.1, which came out in 2010 (that’s centuries in web years!).

I’ve discovered this platform is easy for my clients to use without sacrificing the ability for me to add the powerful, customized functionality that sets my work apart from mere theme tweaking or bloated site builders.

And More!

I build headless WordPress sites with Gatsby, and also work with a variety of other platforms like Shopify, HubSpot CMS, and React. WordPress is a great solution for a wide variety of applications, but I’ll never try to force WordPress into a project when it’s not a good fit. And, if something’s not quite in my wheelhouse, I know a lot of other freelancers and agencies that might be a better fit for your project—I’d be happy to introduce you!

Project Highlight – Epic

Epic wanted a website reflecting the quality of their job placement services. Working off designs from Groundwrk, I developed a WordPress site that pulled in jobs from the Loxo jobs API. I added many quirky on-scroll animations, and employed the block editor to make content editing highly flexible.


  • Employed the WordPress block editor for flexible content editing.
  • Connected with Loxo job boards API to bring job posts into WordPress.
  • Used the powerful GreenSock animation library for unique on-scroll animations.
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Project Highlight – Joey Klein

The Joey Klein team wanted a cutting-edge site. From Groundwrk’s designs, I built a WordPress back-end for easy maintenance, and a Gatsby front-end for amazing speed. I created a custom plugin to easily deploy content to Netlify. The footer’s butterfly animation wasn’t in the original design, but I added it because, well, it looks really cool!


  • Built the site on the blazing fast Gatsby platform.
  • Built WordPress content to Netlify server deployment plugin.
  • Surprised client with special flapping butterfly wing animation.
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Let’s Get Started

Ready to get started with your project? Let’s chat! I’d love to discuss how Aquamarine can help build a site that conveys your unique message to the world. There are a lot of options out there—let me show you how I’d approach your distinct set of challenges and opportunities. I’m a thinker, so throughout the process we’ll be strategically considering the goal of each section of each page to get your message out to your audience, accurately and beautifully. Ready? Okay, let’s go!

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    From the Blog

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