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web work

TATTOOSBYKELLYM.COM

tattoo artist

(2019) kelly came to me with a support email recently.  her website was broken by another developer and needed help.  under the hood, there were a lot of modifications that didn’t translate well with other plugins that existed, default wordpress settings weren’t set, no precautions were taken for existing content when a new method for editing was launched, etc. – so she trusted me to fix the issues and i made content control better for her as well.

in addition to fixing those elements, i also finally got to bring kelly’s site over to responsive design.  when i initially built her site back in 2012, that wasn’t a requirement yet and she had turned her site over to another developer by the time i asked if i could apply it.

services:

technical support, responsive design, custom content management, graphic design, instagram feed

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whoisbarrysonnenfeld.com

author landing page

my job published a highly entertaining memoir with/for film director/cinematographer barry sonnenfeld, and i was graced with creating the landing page for it.  while it’s only a one page, enhanced landing page, i am honored as a fan to be the one who created it.

barry wanted it to look like an old (vintage) resume, so we were going to create key areas with hand-drawn aspects and also add a video content area.  for now, this is the placeholder page.  i tried to keep it clean and minimal, sort of like it was laid out like a resume (even adding a paper texture to the background), but still reflecting the book cover shapes and colors for cohesive purposes.  once content fills up, it will reflect the “resume” look a bit more.

services:

wordpress child theme, custom/enhanced landing page

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"catch and kill" landing page

author landing page

upon releasing his bestselling new book, i was asked to create a landing page for ronan farrow with select press and event information covering “Catch and Kill” for marketing purposes.  we kept it as clean and simple as possible, and kept it cohesive with the LB imprint UI.

while i admittedly agree this isn’t visually amazing, i was honored to have any small part in it.

services:

custom, enhanced landing page (wordpress)

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mister knife guy

NYC knife/blade sharpening

(2018) ricardo was looking for a website to point potential customers to easy booking/information for his knife and blade sharpening services.  i crafted three custom web forms to keep everything organized while his images and content highlighted his abilities.

services:

website design, responsive design, WordPress install/build, setup for website content self-management

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life of engventures

travel blog

(2019) stephen eng is a world traveler, entrepreneur, philanthropist and massive sports fan.  he has a travel instagram that he wanted to expand on, and i wanted to create an easy way for him to update his adventures.  having worked on one of his other sites, he trusted me to build this hub for him.  i can’t wait to see what the future brings when the site expands.

if you can find a reason to network with him, you should.  there’s nothing but positivity from stephen and the people surrounding and supporting him.

services:

website design, graphic design, responsive design, WordPress install/build, setup for website content self-management

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client testimonial:

“I trusted Jessica from the very moment we spoke on the phone.  She made sure to ask every question that could paint the picture of what I wanted this website to look like. In turn, she give me exactly what I was looking for and more. I was able to tell she has a true passion for what she does and the proof is in the pudding.

Jessica helped guide me through each step of the process of choosing the overall layout, structure, styling, color scheme, strategy for posts/categories/tags and all the other design elements.  She accommodated every single question, request and anything that I can think of in a timely and more than professional manner. Her intelligence on web design is incredible and she keeps you up to date throughout the entire process.  The way she works is very organized with unlimited patience hitting every deadline that she had set.

I would highly recommend Jessica’s services to anyone looking for website design and development, refresh, restoration, support or any other services she has listed.  I wish I knew her 3 years ago, when I first had the idea of creating a website and I wouldn’t have to go through the trial and tribulations that I have gone through previously. To say the least, Jessica has created the timeless brand and website that has exceeded my expectations and I couldn’t ask for anything more.”

todd parr (via hachette book group)

author website

(2019) todd parr is a brilliant, funny and caring children’s author.  i was paired with todd early on as a content manager for his existing website, and then we moved him over to a wordpress website via our CMS at work.

i have been dealing with todd directly through the Little, Brown Young Readers imprint at work, and I couldn’t be more pleased as an intro to working with authors.  i can’t say enough about this kind author.

when i was first given todd’s property to work on, it very much SCREAMED me.  i am a very colorful person, just as todd is.  i knew working on his website was going to be fun, and i wanted to ensure that we kept that playful vibe when coming over to our CMS.  i made sure that there were bits and pieces of over-the-top flare (his various headers on internal pages as well as a featured carousel slideshow on the homepage, featuring custom backgrounds) and we also ended up creating a custom video player module we will most likely end up using for our global site.  i ended up rearranging the page flow a bit, and we minimized and reorganized content so that users could easily find what they were looking for.

services:

static to wordpress site conversion, wordpress child theme, custom media module, graphic design, content maintenance, website development

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malcolm gladwell (via hachette book group)

author website

(2019) not only is Malcolm Gladwell a New York Times bestselling author, but he is also included in the TIME 100 Most Influential People list.  to have this on my roster here is humbling and i feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to build this website.  this website was assigned to me at work through Hachette Book Group and the Little, Brown and Company imprint.

i kept the design as clean and minimal as possible, aside from the pops of blue/green from the cover of “talking to strangers” and the talk bubble backgrounds.

services:

wordpress child theme, responsive design, graphic design, website design, content maintenance, website development

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jennifer hile

media producer, writer and director

(2018) jennifer hile is notable producer, writer and director that needed a website update/refresh.  she wanted to modernize the style while still keeping her colour scheme, and reorganizing content.

we brought the site up-to-date in style, and functionality (responsive design) and i set it up so that she can add new media to her portfolio at her leisure.

services:

website refresh, WordPress install, custom content management setup, responsive design

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client testimonial:

I found Jessica through a coworker, and I’m so glad she did.  I have no background in web design, and she was patient with me during the design and implementation process. During the design phase, she was patient and always responsive, full of good ideas.  She worked through various versions with me until we had it just right.  Once we locked the design, she set up a site for me that I can then edit.  The design was really intuitive and well organized. I was so happy! I had a great experience working with her, and highly recommend her!– jennifer hile

covenant of blue

hockey camaraderie organization

(2018) the covenant of blue is a new york rangers fan camaraderie organization here in NYC.  they were looking for a website theme refresh, and after logging in, i wanted to give them a more consolidated/easier way of maintaining all of their content.  i reworked their backend admin to utilize a better content management experience alongside their existing wordpress website and i gave them a more modern look.

services:

website design, custom wordpress theme, setup for website content self-management, customized admin/plugins, responsive development

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grunberger interiors (via loudegg.com)

interior decorator

(2019) addition of custom press content module.

(2018) claudia was looking for a full website to showcase her interior decorating portfolio.  i customized templates/content management so she could easily log in and add new information, testimonials, projects and images to her gallery.

services:

website design, website development, responsive design, wordpress install

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client testimonial:

“It is not often that I take the time to write a review about someone, that is, unless I find that they did an outstanding job for me. Jessica definitely belongs in that category. She recently designed the website for my interior design business. I am a tech novice, and found the mere idea of creating a website very daunting and intimidating. Jessica guided me through each step of the process with unlimited patience and skill. She helped me decide on the overall layout and structure, writing fonts, as well as colors and other design elements. She spent countless hours going through every minute detail with me, as well as teaching me how to edit the site independently for the future.

She was an absolute pleasure to work with, and I must say that I really looked forward to our editing sessions together, despite my poor computer skills. The results speak for themselves. I consider my website to be one of the nicest interior designer websites that I have seen – I had spent extensive time researching others in order to see the competition. It looks very professional, and is easy to navigate and very pleasing to the eye. I have received numerous compliments and would highly recommend Jessica’s services to anyone.” – claudia grunberger

UNRULEDclub

online shop // accessories

(2016) this was a personal brand evolution and rebrand of my old jewelry company #JAEJESS.

services:

graphic design, WordPress install/build, website design, PayPal integration, heavy admin/plugin customization, responsive design

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patiriphotography.com

photography portfolio

(2018) a bit of a style/structure refresh and responsive design applied.
(2013) bee needed a full website revamp, along with a more intuitive admin area, for easy maintenance.

services:

WordPress install/build, additional admin/plugin customization, setup for website content self-management, responsive design

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romofit

athletic/personal trainer

(2018) blog launch coming this summer!
(2016) after years of solely having a splash/landing page, a former client referred monica to me.  she provided her logo, a color scheme, some ideas and a few examples of what she was looking for in a website.  i designed and built a fully editable, minimalist-style website to her liking.

services:

website design, WordPress install/build, additional admin/plugin customization, responsive design, blog addition

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666UNRULEDclub

free mobile wallpapers

(2016) launched in mid-2016, 666URC is a website offering free mobile/tablet lockscreen wallpapers to the public.

services:

graphic design, web design, WordPress install/build, responsive design, additional admin/plugin customization

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pesso's flavor generator

italian ice shop

pesso’s didn’t ask me to build this lil randomized flavor combos script (although the owner got a real kick out of it), but since my friends and i frequent it so often, i thought this was a cool idea.  since we’re all creatures of habit when we go to pesso’s, i figured this would break our usual orders and inspire us.  this has come in handy MANY times for my friends and i!  i’m sure you could even use it at your local icey/ice cream spots! :)

services:

custom php script, web development

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musat transportation

luxury car service

(2017) flavio needed a website to offer pricing information, location information and a way to book services online for his luxury transportation service.

services:

website design, WordPress install/build, responsive design

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TATTOOSBYKELLYM.COM

tattoo artist

(2012-2018) kelly was looking for a very minimalistic looking portfolio website to showcase her professional tattoo experience, and her paintings/artwork.

services:

graphic design, website design, WordPress install/build, customized admin/plugins for content management

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xgents.com

music production

(2016) slight layout/structure revamp.
(2013) the extraordinary gents needed a website setup for archiving and displaying their most current music/press. i built them a website that they could easily log into, and edit themselves whenever they wanted to.

this website no longer exists, the URL reflects an archived version online.

services:

graphic design, WordPress install/build, additional admin/plugin customization, setup for full website content self-management, soundcloud integration

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C-O-P-MAGAZINE.COM

a rad zine (RIP)

C.O.P. was an zine run by a clan of (now worldly scattered) RAD australian chicks. they needed a site that would *pop* the way that they did, and i collaborated with their talented design team to produce this gem.

this mag/website no longer exists, the URL reflects an archived version online.

 

services:

website design, WordPress install/build, setup for website content self-management, customized blog functionality, customized admin

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RIPAVONE.com

artist

(2015-2017) destroy and rebuild is run by NYC native/amazing artist, anthony vasquez (AV). he needed a place to display his portfolio, and curated pieces that he was selling.

this website no longer exists, the URL reflects an archived version online.

services:

website design, WordPress install/build, setup for website content self-management

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dolce amore products

italian food products

(2016) dolce amore was referred to me by a former coworker.  the server their website existed with their hosting company had automatically upgraded and completely broke their website.  i quickly restored their website from a broken joomla install to a WordPress conversion (slight structure changes by me for consistency).  i also gave them responsive functionality which wasn’t in place prior to my work.  the client was eventually going to change over to new branding, this was an interim fix.

this website no longer uses my work, the URL reflects an archived version online.

services:

technical support, joomla to WordPress conversion, WordPress install/build, setup for website content self-management, additional admin/plugin customization, responsive design

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overdrive-productions.com

entertainment management

(2015) overdrive productions had previously recruited me to convert their flash website to a wordpress site.  this next round of work was for a theme refresh and new, heavily customized features throughout the site.

this theme work is no longer in use, the URL reflects an archived version online.

 

services:

refreshed WordPress theme, including customized content management with existing plugins

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brokerstockfraud.com

law firm

(2014) The attorneys at Finkelstein & Feil asked me to reserve this domain and design a template for future endeavors.

this website no longer exists, the URL reflects an archived version online.

services:

WordPress install/build, setup for website content self-management

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opendealerlicense.com

wholesale car dealership license distributor

(2013-2018) opendealerlicense.com needed an information landing site, and a refreshed, modernized website upgrade/redesign.

this website no longer exists, the URL reflects an archived version online.

services:

website design, WordPress install/build, setup for website content self-management, customized admin/plugins

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fall foliage podiatry conference

medical conference

(2015) the fall foliage podiatry conference needed an easily maintainable solution for marketing their yearly conference’s event information.

services:

website design, WordPress install/build, setup for full website content self-management

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roodnewyork.com

indie hip-hop artist

(2015) yash aka yakballz needed a landing page for his latest project, RÖÖDNEWYORK. we weren’t sure what this was going to evolve into, so we kept it simple… but it is setup for self-maintenance for the future on wordpress.

this website no longer exists, the URL reflects an archived version online.

services:

WordPress install/build, setup for website content self-management, customized admin/plugin features

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YAKBALLZ.NET

indie hip-hop artist website/blog

(2009-2014) yakballz wanted a main hub for his fans to come to, since he was super social-media-scattered with his popular underground music career.  his website brought together all of the other websites he was on, and tour info so that everyone could stay linked and informed.

this website no longer exists, the URL reflects an archived version online.

services:

WordPress install/build, website design, setup for full website content self-management

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college confident

(2011) college confident is an innovative online and in-person college access program that motivates public high school students towards economic and social mobility. We provide college counselors to schools, private counselors for hire for families, college tours and online college counseling.

my friend emilia is the founder, and she asked me to code her initial website with what design assets she had from a previous designer.  what she does is wonderful, and though she’s no longer using that version of the website, you should click here for more information.

services:

website build from provided assets

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anne robin (via edit.com)

calligraphy website

(2011) through my former employer, i built anne’s calligraphy website on wordpress from a provided PSD file.  i really enjoyed this beautiful, non-traditional layout.

this theme work is no longer in use, the URL reflects an archived version online.

services:

WordPress build from client-provided PSDs

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camp woodmont (via edit.com)

sleepaway camp

when we received camp woodmont’s original website, it was aesthetically outdated and pretty disorganized.  we converted it into a fully redesigned wordpress build, to bring them up to date, reorganized the flow of content and set the website up for self-maintenance.

this theme work is no longer in use, the URL reflects an archived version online.

services:

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mania hair salon (via edit.com)

hair salon

this was a fully customized wordpress build from various client-provided PSD’s.

this theme work is no longer in use, the URL reflects an archived version online.

services:

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cancun wood flooring (via edit.com)

flooring company portfolio

while not the most aesthetically enticing item in my portfolio, we improved this website that was built on yahoo site builder, which was AWFUL, slow and annoying to get into for maintenance.  every section and piece of content on the website had to be converted and i rebuilt the entire site. i brought everything over into a static website, so that the client would be able to edit everything via our company’s custom website editor.

the website has since switched over from our static website, so work is no longer in use. the URL reflects an archived version online.

services:

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carlisle classic homes (via edit.com)

construction/remodeling

(2011)

services:

WordPress install/build, setup for website content self-management

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geothermal science, inc. (via edit.com)

geothermal consulting services

(2011)

services:

WordPress install/build, setup for website content self-management

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violette's pin-ups

colored safety pins

(2008) Nviolette needed a cute little paypal shop to sell her colored safety pins, so i built her one! :)

services:

website design, graphic design, website build, content management

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dwarfgiraffe.com

community/sports children's league

(2011-2017) the whitestone dwarf-giraffe league needed an updated, refreshing, face lift with better content organization. i helped by sorting through the website and dividing the sections in ways that made sense, and made it easier for people using the website.

this theme work is no longer in use, the URL reflects an archived version online.

services:

WordPress install/build, website re-design, setup for full website content self-management, additional admin/plugin customization

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MEDIATE2RESOLUTION.COM

divorce mediator attorney

(2007-2015) rachel had been a customer of mine for nearly a decade.  first as a custom work customer (website maintenance), but eventually i convinced her to convert her static website to wordpress.  i wanted her to be able to have the control and freedom to update her site as often as she’d like to, and there was also a slight site redesign during that process.  eventually we also applied responsive design for google’s approval.

services:

static website to WordPress conversion, WordPress install/build, website maintenance, graphic design, domain transfer, responsive design, setup for full website content self-management

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SHIRAGIRL.COM

band

(2008/ARCHIVED) they are no longer using any of my work (the link provided above shows the work i did under S2UDIO.com, this is *NOT* reflecting their current website or any affiliation towards the band.)

services:

website design, graphic design, website development and brief website management

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2008NELGBTC.COM

(retired website) annual student organization conference

(2008/ARCHIVED) the northeast LGBT Conference is a 3 day, student-run conference held each year for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Allied college students, high school students, faculty and staff. This site was an information hub for the event.

services:

website re-design, graphic design, website management, PayPal integration

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RADS2.org

myspace contact tables

OMG YES I KNOW, myspace is ancient (as am i), but if you talk to anyone that knows me online, i probably met them through this website/myspace account.  everything was free, and it kickstarted my graphic design into high gear back in the day.

RADS2 was a high-traffic website that was used by people all over the world, and i even had a celebrity or two using them!!! *humble brag*. it is a project i will always be proud of.  the layouts i was churning out were pretty cute – lots of paint splatter, neons contrasting with patterns and neutrals, combos of different types of fonts, etc. – i started becoming more comfortable designing sites for others once i built up confidence from my users, which led me to pursuing a career in web development and graphic design.

you can browse the site, as it never really came down, but what you would use them for?  i have no idea.  i mean, i could conjure you up a classic myspace layout/theme for any site of your choice alla freelancing….  i have one currently running on one of my personal sites. contact me about it!

services:

graphic design, website build

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S2fanlisting (the misfits)

community fanlisting

this was an official online fanlisting via TFL.  it’s a community of webmasters (lulz) that would apply for a fanlisting and maintain a list of its members.  people could find like websites and other fiends to network with.  back when weblogs were all the rage, it was a great networking tool.

this was a pretty high-numbered fanlisting for me, and meant a lot to me because the misfits are one of my favorite punk bands.  i stopped using my personal websites for a while and fell off, but i had fun while i ran it.

services:

website design, graphic design, website build, content/fan management

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S2fanlisting (the bouncing souls)

community fanlisting

this was an official online fanlisting via TFL.  it’s a community of webmasters (lulz) that would apply for a fanlisting and maintain a list of its members.  people could find like websites and other fiends to network with.  back when weblogs were all the rage, it was a great networking tool.

the bouncing souls have been one of my favorite bands since i was a teenager.  it was fun running this fanlisting while i had it. :)  i’m honored to have been the one to maintain it for a hot minute. 132 members to boot!

services:

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S2fanlisting (mario paint)

community fanlisting

this was an official online fanlisting via TFL.  it’s a community of webmasters (lulz) that would apply for a fanlisting and maintain a list of its members.  people could find like websites and other fiends to network with.  back when weblogs were all the rage, it was a great networking tool.

mario paint was my introduction to graphic design at a very young age.  i got it for SNES one christmas and never looked back.  i learned to use paint pretty well on windows when i got a little older, and then when i was in high school, my nerdy boyfriend at the time introduced me to photoshop.  the rest is history.

while this more obscure fanlisting didn’t have a ton of members, i’m glad i got to design/run it for a long while :) ♥

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the parkside pub

local bar

(2005) the parkside pub is a divey little spot in whitestone, queens.  i used to frequent this little pub with friends eons ago, but it’s still open now.  you should go visit and have a pint!

i became cool with the owner and was given permission to launch this lil short-lived website for marketing purposes.

services:

website design, website build, content management

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attic's noise

band website

(2003) AN was a local rock band that i was friends with in the early 00’s.  they needed a basic website, so i provided just that.  a hub for info.

services:

graphic design, website build, content management

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