I Create
User Experience
Journeys

From Zero to Launch in 15 Weeks

๐Ÿ”ŽContent Audit +
๐Ÿ’กStrategy

Weeks 1-7

All the bells and whistles of web design are only as effective as the content on each page. I will audit your existing content and provide a strategy plan to encapsulate your audience. Once all the content is ready, and it 100% aligns with your business goals, we'll design and develop your new digital presence.

๐ŸŽจDesign +
๐Ÿ–ฅDevelopment

Weeks 8-14

With your content primed, we can focus on making every design decision effective for you business. By default, your new site will have a home page, contact and FAQ, about page, and most importantly showcase your services. We'll merge your message with your branding for a brand new digital image.

๐Ÿš€Launch!

Week 15 and Beyond

When your site is complete, it's time to launch! We'll walk through your strategy plan for the coming months to create engaging blog content, building an email list, downloadable value propositions, and more! We'll tailor the future of your content engagement to maximize your audience's attention and conversion.

Partners

Meet My Awesome Collaborators

Jordan Madrid

Photography
Promotional Video

Morgan Harrell

Technical Writing
Data Analyst

Kelvin Krupiak

Marketing Strategist: Social Media + Video
WordPress Design + Development

Brandi Bailey

Web Design + Development
Graphic Design + Branding

FAQ


How do I decide if you're a good fit for my project?

Get in touch! I offer free 30 minute evaluations over appear.in to determine your project's needs, the scope, and pricing. Let's see if we're a good fit for each other!


How long does the process take?

After our evaluation you request a project proposal. I'll create a timeline that works with your availability. Projects range from 7 to 15 weeks depending on both parties' availability.


What are your favorite project topics?

My favorite projects involve local businesses, education & science, personal portfolios, community engagement, and anything that's an interactive multimedia focus is an added bonus.


What types of sites do you create?

My focus is on content strategy and static site development. I do not develop from scratch for Content Management Systems or E-Commerce. If your project requires either of those, I will refer part of the development phase to one of my awesome partners so your CMS/E-Commerce site rocks.


Do you have partners for areas you don't focus on?

Yes! I am happy to refer you to an expert to assist you in any area I don't explicitly cover. Be sure to mention everything you need during your evaluation so we can all coordinate availability for your project timeline. Curious who I work with? Meet my collaborators.


What do you do again?

I design experiences for digital environments with creativity, innovation, and interactivity. I love evolving projects to focus on user experience and accessibility.

Portfolio

Explore my Current + Favorite Projects


Infendo

Nintendo Gaming Blog + Podcast


Archinia

Architectural Design Firm


Tiger Prints 3D

3D Printing as a Service


E-Morgaine

Personal Writing Portfolio


The Ruby Bird

Ministry intersecting Science + Religion


Fatsack Gaming

Twitch Broadcaster + Content Creator


The Mentor Group

Bringing LGBTQ Equality to the Workplace


The Sydney Chronicles

Photo Journal Blog + Annual Book Prints


Origins Scientific Research Society

Open Science Publishing Portal


Los Alamos
High Flyers Gymnastics

Site redesign with a CMS
Focus on Class Sign-Ups + Scheduling


CNM MILE:
The History of New Mexico

Multimedia Interactive Learning Experience
for online + in-person course.

About m2

Melanie E Magdalena

I am a Creator. I am a Scientist.
I am a Technologist. I am a Person.
I make Journeys.

I solve business problems by making memorable user experience journeys for small businesses and individuals who provide services through content strategy and web design sprints.

My mission as a bilingual creator and developer is to bridge gaps in society with technology and information. My background is rich in natural sciences and digital media, complemented by specialized studies in anthropology, earth science, and design strategy.

I have visited archaeological sites in the Americas and Spain, and I have conducted fieldwork in New Mexico, Texas, Alaska, and Belize. All this inspired me to be an archaeologist. My journey began as founder, Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of Origins Scientific Research Society, where I hone my development skills and continue my scientific research.

As a budding web developer, I launched Origins โ€“ a journal about science โ€“ with over 4 million readers worldwide. Not only is it among the first of its kind, but it is interactive, open access, and free to read and contribute to!

When I'm not building web applications, designing content, or learning a new programming language you'll find me reading books made from trees, experimenting with a new vegan recipe, hiking through an archaeological site in a tropical location, photographing sea creatures in a scuba adventure, chasing astronomical phenomena to record it on film, playing video games (mostly Pokรฉmon), or relaxing at home watching e-sports (probably League of Legends).

Education

The formal stuff with paper proof

2014 B.S. Anthropology @ University of New Mexico

Concentration: Archaeology
Minor: Earth + Planetary Sciences
GPA: 3.58, Cum laude

Year 4: I completed my degree in Anthropology while volunteering in one of the archaeology labs on campus and working on the Anthropology Departmentโ€™s website. I was nominated for and received the Outstanding Undergraduate Student award from Sigma Xi. Post graduation, I joined the lab's underwater archaeology field study (Alaska).

Year 3: I participated in two field sessions while at UNM: geoarchaeology at San Luis de Cabezรณn (New Mexico) and post-Classic Maya archaeology at Baking Pot (Belize). I was also inducted into Sigma Xi.


2010-11 Undergraduate Coursework @ Austin Community College

Concentration: Archaeology
Focus: Earth Science

Year 2: I focused my academic studies on Geographic Information Systems, personal studies on digital publishing, and actively participated in college organizations: a member of Phi Theta Kappa and as an Internet & Technology officer for the local chapter of the National Society of Leadership & Success.

Year 1: I began my coursework at Austin Community College and had my first two field sessions: colonial archaeology at Rancho de las Cabras (Texas) and ethnoarchaeology of the ancient and modern Maya (Belize).

Career Highlights

9 Years of Memorable Moments + Achievements

2018:

๐ŸŒ™ Trifecta: Super Blue Blood Moon Total Eclipse @ Albuquerque, NM

๐Ÿšข Started launch sequence for 12 Projects in 12 Months: (1) Archinia, (2) Weather Dashboard, (3) M2 Redesign, (4+) To Be Announced


2017:

๐ŸŒ‘ Great American Total Solar Eclipse @ North Platte, NE

๐ŸŽ‰ Origins 8th Birthday!

๐Ÿก Joined Easy Agent Pro's remote team as a Project Manager / Web Designer / QA tester / Automation Engineer + Senior Fire Extinguisher (plus other duties as assigned)


2016:

๐Ÿ… Award: NAPW VIP Woman of the Year - Multimedia

๐Ÿ“ฃ Featured in NAPW's Women 360: Member Spotlight


2015:

๐Ÿš€ CNM MILE - The History of New Mexico

๐Ÿ–ฅ Developed Media Labs for Distance Learning faculty

๐Ÿ“Š Presented: Beyond PoisonPoint - Enhancing Your Course with Multimedia + Augmented Video - It's More Than Pressing Play


2014:

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ปMultimedia Specialist @ Dept. of Distance Learning, CNMCC

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ปWeb Assistant @ Dept. of Anthropology, UNM

๐Ÿ… Award: Superior Undergraduate Student

๐ŸŽ“ Certifications: Blackboard Admin Course Delivery & Content Management

๐Ÿ“ฃ Recognition: UNM Anthropology Newsletter

โ› Field work: Gateway to the Americas II, AK

๐Ÿ“Š Presented: Inked - A 5,000 Year Old Tattooing Tradition Among Us


2013:

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ Lab Research Assistant @ Dept. of Anthropology, UNM

๐Ÿ“ท Became a Google Glass Explorer

โ› Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance Project @ San Ignacio, Belize

โ› Geoarchaeology @ San Luis de Cabezรณn, NM with Bureau of Land Management + Office of Contract Archaeology


2012:

๐ŸŽ’ Archaeological Site-Hopping for "Doomsday 2012" @ Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico + Belize

๐Ÿ”ญ Transit of Venus @ Round Rock, TX

๐Ÿ“– Published the first issue of Origins + archaeological research in The Silo and AncientPlanet Online Journal

๐ŸŽช Coordinated ACC's 1st Annual Social Media Communication Forum

๐Ÿ“ฃ Interviews: The Daily Lobo, "Plying Their Craft" @ UNM Art Fair + Paper.li, "Melanie Magdalena: Digital Indiana Jones"

๐Ÿ… Awards: Public Anthropology (+ campus recognition) + National Excellence in Leadership + Amigo Transfer Scholarship @ University of New Mexico


2011:

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป Internship @ The Dream Tree for viral social media marketing

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป Officer of Internet Technology and Publicity @ Sigma Alpha Pi

๐ŸŽ“ Certification: Site Recognition & Documentation

โ› Ethnoarchaeology @ Orange Walk, Belize

โ› Colonial archaeology @ Rancho de las Cabras, TX


2010:

๐Ÿฌ Internship: Marine mammal conservation + animal psychology @ Dolphins Plus, Key Largo, FL

๐ŸŽ“ Certification: PADI Open Water Diver


2009:

โœˆ๏ธ Founded Origins Scientific Research Society on a plane ride from Mexico City to Austin

My Archaeo-Life

Journeys Around the Ancient World