[ Websites ]

As part of my freelance work I find myself needing to design and author websites. I create simple uncomplicated custom and have designed websites for my own projects as well as for others freelance/small business, creative projects and community groups. I very rarely very take on website commissions as I am focusing on other aspects of my art.

I make content management system (CMS) websites/blogs powered by WordPress.org or static HTML websites with a vitality of features. Below are a few external links to some websites I’ve have made.

 

Amanda Baden

• Individual Business website
• Blog for multiple contributors.

Amanda is a counseling psychologist with a therapy practice in Manhattan (NYC) in which she provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families primarily from the adoption kinship network. She is also an Associate Professor of Counselor Education at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey located just outside New York City.

I worked closely with Amanda to identify her branding and where she wanted to take her work. By doing that I was able to design a logo for her and create a website that could work well with her practice. It was a pleasure to work with her.

Site: http://transracialadoption.net/

Geeky Adoptee (formally Stray Thoughts Comics)

• Online Comic

I designed this website for the comic that I launched in 2013. I made it to be a simple way to upload comics and make news updates. I wanted the comics to be at the forefront of the sight and made sure that I did not distract visits with too much text around the images with minimal design. I don’t make comes cos it very often.

Site: www.geekyadoptee.com

Hong Kong Adoptees Network (HKAN)

Hong Kong Adoptees Network (HKAN) website screen shoot

• Online Community

Hong Kong Adoptees Network (HKAN) which promotes the networking and meeting up of Hong Kong adoptees. The growth of the group has been amazing stretching internationally. They currently aim to meet 2 times a year. I felt that the group needed a website to help it grow so created the site in 2012. It is mainly used by the UK group, but the site has been set up to support many sub groups as independent micro sites if more international groups form.

I also design the logo and helped brand the group, see the [Design, Branding & Logos] page for more.

Site: www.hkadopteesnetwork.com/uk/

Adopted the Comic

Adopted the Comic website screen shoot

• Online Comic & Community

Adopted the Comic is written and draw by two Vietnamese Adoptees. I was the creator and artist on the comic which ran from 2009-2013.

I designed this online comic website allowing both myself and my fellow comic writer access to manage and upload new comics. it has been redesigned a few times, but now is a legacy site.

Site: www.adoptedthecomic.com

Adopted Vietnamese International (AVI)

AVI website screen shoot

• Community Group

Adopted Vietnamese International (AVI) is a community adoptee lead website & network. It aims to explore, connect and promote Vietnamese adoptee voices.

I am a member of the AVI Advisory Network & I also completely rebuilt from the ground up the AVI website in 2011. This involved redesigning, organising & consolidating roughly 150 pages and 100 news posts. The website was designed as a CMS allowing the AVI founder (and other users) to manage and add content to the website.

Site: www.adoptedvietnamese.org

Sock Bunnies

Sock Bunnies website screen shoot

• Art Project

I made this website as part of my Chinese Arts Centre Whisper Residency in 2006. You can find out more about the project on the website or on the [Sock Bunnies] page.

The original website I made in collaboration with a coder that allowed users to update a mini blog. In 2010 I completely redesigned and updated the site more in a way I’d originally hoped to.

Site: www.sockbunnies.com/

Chinese Adult Adoptee Worldwide Reunion (CAAWR) (now forwards to new site HKAN)

CAAWR website screen shoot

• Community Group

The goal of CAAWR is to come together to share, support and gather with other adoptees/orphans while tapping into local Chinese and international adoption organisations.

I was on the CAAWR committee from 2009-2011 and helped organise their first reunion in Hong Kong in 2010. I designed both the branding and website in 2009 allowing the committee to add & edit content.

The website has now been decommissioned and has been absorbed into the KHAN website, which I also designed.

Site: www.hkadopteesnetwork.com/about-hkan/caawr-where-it-started/

EIGHT Exhibition (site no longer used)

EIGHT Exhibition website screen shoot

• Art Exhibition/Artist group one off

EIGHT Exhibition was a showcase of work by the eight artists and designers participating in the Design Initiative managed, Setting Up Scheme 06-08. I was one of the artists in the exhibition.

Based on a design by a fellow SuS artist, I designed the layout and built this simple static website on an extremely tight deadline in 2007.

Li-Sheng Cheng (old website design)

Li-Sheng Cheng website screen shoot

• Artist’s Portfolio

Li-Sheng Cheng is a jewelry and silversmith artist. I designed and built this site for a fellow PAD Scheme artist on a extremely tight schedule. To date it’s one of my favorites, it was a simple and sleek site. I believe it is no longer used.

MMU (BA) Photography – 2004 Degree Show Catalog

MMU (BA) Photography 2004 website screen shoot

• Artist’s Portfolio

I was a student on Manchester Metropolitan University’s (MMU) BA Photography degree. I was part of a peer team that designed the courses first digital Degree Show Catalog in 2004.

My degree was where I was able to nature my intrest in website design, and this site was one of my earlier sites I was a part of. Since then I have continued to improve and update my website designing skills.

Site: www.media-arts.mmu.ac.uk/photo2004/index.html

Jessica Emmett (this website)

• Artist’s Portfolio

This is my portfolio of work. I first created my website in 2000 and I update the design every few years to keep it current. In 2011 I updated the site from a difficult to change static site to a CMS site making it easier for me to be more interactive. Finally in 2017 I did a major back end update to make the website responsive/fluid so it’s mobile friendly. This website has been integral to my freelance practice and I hope that enjoy what I have shared.