Createscape Design Studio

Hello, my name is Crystal.
I’m a web designer and developer living in Victoria, BC, Canada.
I design and build mobile friendly WordPress websites.

New Website for Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine - Website Re-design

The Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine is a meditation garden and spiritual oasis located near Santa Monica, California.  The Lake Shrine is home to a Gandhi World Peace Memorial, a shrine containing Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes, as well as a meditation temple, windmill chapel, houseboat, and a lake surrounded by beautiful gardens.

I started working with the Lake Shrine in early 2015 to help improve security on their old website, which was built in Joomla CMS.

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Front-End Developer / WordPress Expert

October 5, 2016

Update: Dec 16th, 2016.  Thank you for your interest in this position.  I’ve found someone already, but if you have the skills below I would still be interested in hearing from you.  Thanks!

Createscape Design StudioCreatescape Design Studio is seeking to hire a temporary, part-time, subcontract web developer, with skills in front-end development and WordPress CMS.   Applicants should have 2+ years professional web development experience.  This is a remote position.

 

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How to Learn Web Design (Part 1)

A while ago someone asked me where they should begin if they wanted to learn how to build websites.  They had built a site using a WordPress theme, but they didn’t know how to make changes to the design.  Depending on where you live, there may or may not be a college or university offering web development or graphic design courses.

Thankfully, much of what you would need to know can be found online, if you know where to look (my own skills developed as a result of exploring on my own, and taking college courses in Visual Arts and Web Design).

Here is a list of skills required to start designing websites on your own, as well as useful resources to help you learn. Read more

New Website for Seattle Center of SRF

Seattle Center of Self-Realization Fellowship

The Seattle Center of Self-Realization Fellowship contacted me to re-design their website.  They were looking for an updated design that matched Self-Realization Fellowship’s existing branding.  They also wanted the website to be mobile friendly.   Read more

New website and logo for BCFoodSecurityGateway.ca

BC Food Security Gateway

The BC Food Security Gateway website is a resource portal for information on Food Security in British Columbia.  The BC Food Security Gateway website a project of the Public Health Association of BC and the Provincial Health Services Authority of BC.  Their new website is hosted with a secure, cloud based WordPress host in Canada.  WordPress multi-site allows admin users to oversee user accounts and rolls. Read more