I built my first website in 2000 for a small start-up in Dallas, Texas, and discovered a talent and enthusiasm for designing and developing websites for small businesses.

Since 2004, I’ve been a freelance designer and consultant, working with agencies and companies, small and large. I love collaborating with small businesses and start-ups, helping them use technology to grow their business.

I currently live in Portland, Oregon and specialize in:

  • WordPress theme design and custom development
  • UX/UI design
  • Site performance and Google Analytics
  • Marketing and SEO

Web/App Design

You have a product to sell, a cause to advocate, a message to communicate. My comprehensive design process will:

  • Start with an understanding of your business and users
  • Employ team collaboration, iterative design and user testing
  • Elegantly integrate branding, messaging and functionality
  • Ensure you meet business goals and maximize user experience
  • Deliver the best solution for your budget

Site Performance

When it comes to front-end development and WordPress, I have a vast amount of experience and up-to-date understanding of the latest tools and best practices. A quick rundown:

  • Many years experience working with WordPress
  • HTML5 and CSS3 expert, including mobile
  • Strong in Javascript and PHP
  • Up-to-date understanding of site optimization tools
  • Know my way around servers and databases

Marketing

I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Marketing and helping clients reach and connect with customers is emphasized throughout my design process. Marketing services include:

  • Usability research
  • User testing
  • Content strategy
  • Social marketing
  • SEO

Mobile

Phones and tablets are the most popular way to browse the web. Responsive design delivers optimal experience for both mobile and desktop visitors. It’s great for SEO. I implement responsive design on all new site designs and can also retrofit existing sites.

Clay Teller

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My Tools

A few of my favorite design and development tools:

  • Apple
  • WordPress
  • Photoshop
  • Sketch
  • Atom
  • Axure
  • Google Analytics
  • jQuery
  • Gulp
  • Illustrator
  • GreenSock
  • GitHub