Hi There, My Name is Kianna!

I am a freelance web developer and graphic designer living in Austin, Texas. I specialize in brand styling, poster design, and custom theme development for WordPress.

I graduated in 2013 from St. Edward’s University with a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design. Shortly thereafter I began my career as a freelance designer/developer for hire. Over the past few years I have found a true passion for helping my clients to cultivate a solid web prescience enhanced by beautiful and cohesive design. I love to create visual works of art as much as I love to write code, and it is through these two skillsets that I aim to create unique user experiences that show off who my clients are to the world.

I began teaching myself how to write HTML and CSS at the young age of 12 years old. Back then, the internet was a very different place (and not as pretty either if I might say). I built my first website ever using the infamous Yahoo! page builder on Geocities (R.I.P.). Not long after had I created an entire network of different websites showcasing my favorite subject at the time: Anime. Yes, I was that nerdy, and still am. Laugh it up!

I did however eventually discover the limitations that came with using a drop-and-drop editor to build websites as I began to expose myself to much more elegantly designed websites. It was around this time I knew I had to learn Photoshop and how to write code if I truly wanted to make my sites as jaw-dropping as the sites that inspired me. Little did I know that this odd-ball hobby for a middle schooler to have would soon turn into a viable career option that I would feel so much passion for.

By the time I had applied to college, I already had a hefty portfolio of hand-coded websites that St. Edward’s found so impressive that they offered me a partial scholarship to attend the university. After I began my time at St. Edward’s, my father approached me with a proposition to help him redesign the Austin Songwriters Group website which was built on WordPress. At the time, I had only heard of WordPress but had yet to really get to know it. I had a basic knowledge of PHP at the time, but I was determined to absorb as much knowledge as I could and give ASG the website they deserved. I’ve been working with WordPress ever since and have developed dozens of custom themes for a variety of different clients.

In addition to developing websites, I have also developed a true love for visual art and design and have expanded to include brand styling, poster and CD artwork, logo design and much more into my repertoire of offered services.

Click here to check out some of my recent work. If you like what you see, shoot me a message. I’d love to work with you!