Wordpress & Divi ExpertDesigner / Consultant / Teacher
While I have designed every type of media known to man in my career (except product packaging), over time I have gravitated toward web design. I love web design because it allows me to use both sides of my brain. I’ve always been somewhat creative, but while designing branding elements or print design, I always missed higher-level and technical thinking. And building websites provides that missing link. I love problem-solving, and doing that in combination with design feels like my super power.
WordPress is the ideal tool for me because while I have learned some code along the way (html, css, and a tiny bit of php), I am designer first and fore-most. And WordPress themes allow me to design websites exactly as I envision them – from wireframes or Photoshop to the final product. I began using WordPress in 2013, took some courses and then dove in head-first creating sites for myself and then some clients. I have now become a go-to WordPress expert for dozens of clients.
Divi, a WordPress website builder built by Elegant Themes, is the perfect tool for designers like me. It takes care of most of the heavy-lifting (coding) and I can focus on designing (while still altering code and adding tools when I need to).
And then ultimately I still end up doing a lot of technical work around updating and managing WordPress and its plugins, optimizing media, reducing page load times, setting up e-commerce solutions, importing and exporting content, making sites more secure, managing backups, altering DNS settings, setting up SEO tools, etc.
I have been using Divi for 6 years and I stopped using other WordPress themes when I found it. It does absolutely everything I need it to. I am such a fan that I am now the co-host of the San Diego Divi Meetup group. And I designed and built this site (along with every client site you see on here) with it.
If you’d like to get an estimate on your Divi project or discuss how I can help, I’d love to hear from you!