From Zero to Launch in 15 Weeks
🔎Content Audit +
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.
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.
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.
Meet My Awesome Collaborators
Marketing Strategist: Social Media + Video
WordPress Design + Development
Web Design + Development
Graphic Design + Branding
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.
Explore my Current + Favorite Projects
Nintendo Gaming Blog + Podcast
Architectural Design Firm
Tiger Prints 3D
3D Printing as a Service
Personal Writing Portfolio
The Ruby Bird
Ministry intersecting Science + Religion
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
High Flyers Gymnastics
Site redesign with a CMS
Focus on Class Sign-Ups + Scheduling
The History of New Mexico
Multimedia Interactive Learning Experience
for online + in-person course.
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 – a journal about science – 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 Pokémon), or relaxing at home watching e-sports (probably League of Legends).
The formal stuff with paper proof
2014 B.S. Anthropology @ University of New Mexico
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 Department’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 Cabezón (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
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).
9 Years of Memorable Moments + Achievements
🌙 Trifecta: Super Blue Blood Moon Total Eclipse @ Albuquerque, NM
🚢 Started launch sequence for 12 Projects in 12 Months: (1) Archinia, (2) Weather Dashboard, (3) M2 Redesign, (4) /tablefip, (5+) To Be Announced
🌑 Great American Total Solar Eclipse @ North Platte, NE
🎉 Origins 8th Birthday!
🏡 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)
🏅 Award: NAPW VIP Woman of the Year - Multimedia
📣 Featured in NAPW's Women 360: Member Spotlight
🚀 CNM MILE - The History of New Mexico
🖥 Developed Media Labs for Distance Learning faculty
📊 Presented: Beyond PoisonPoint - Enhancing Your Course with Multimedia + Augmented Video - It's More Than Pressing Play
👩🏽💻Multimedia Specialist @ Dept. of Distance Learning, CNMCC
👩🏽💻Web Assistant @ Dept. of Anthropology, UNM
🏅 Award: Superior Undergraduate Student
🎓 Certifications: Blackboard Admin Course Delivery & Content Management
📣 Recognition: UNM Anthropology Newsletter
⛏ Field work: Gateway to the Americas II, AK
📊 Presented: Inked - A 5,000 Year Old Tattooing Tradition Among Us
👩🏽🔬 Lab Research Assistant @ Dept. of Anthropology, UNM
📷 Became a Google Glass Explorer
⛏ Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance Project @ San Ignacio, Belize
⛏ Geoarchaeology @ San Luis de Cabezón, NM with Bureau of Land Management + Office of Contract Archaeology
🎒 Archaeological Site-Hopping for "Doomsday 2012" @ Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico + Belize
🔭 Transit of Venus @ Round Rock, TX
📖 Published the first issue of Origins + archaeological research in The Silo and AncientPlanet Online Journal
🎪 Coordinated ACC's 1st Annual Social Media Communication Forum
📣 Interviews: The Daily Lobo, "Plying Their Craft" @ UNM Art Fair + Paper.li, "Melanie Magdalena: Digital Indiana Jones"
🏅 Awards: Public Anthropology (+ campus recognition) + National Excellence in Leadership + Amigo Transfer Scholarship @ University of New Mexico
👩🏽💻 Internship @ The Dream Tree, Austin, TX: viral social media marketing
👩🏽💻 Officer of Internet Technology and Publicity @ Sigma Alpha Pi
🎓 Certification: Site Recognition & Documentation
⛏ Ethnoarchaeology @ Orange Walk, Belize
⛏ Colonial archaeology @ Rancho de las Cabras, TX
🐬 Internship @ Dolphins Plus, Key Largo, FL: Marine mammal conservation + animal psychology
🎓 Certification: PADI Open Water Diver
✈️ Founded Origins Scientific Research Society on a plane ride from Mexico City to Austin
Journeys Around the Ancient World