I assist­ed Pema Teeter with the ini­tial launch and ongo­ing updates to her Word­Press web­site and MailChimp cam­paign, tweak­ing this and that, inte­grat­ing dif­fer­ent ser­vices, and show­ing her how. Pema described me as a ‘hilar­i­ous char­ac­ter,’ which may have been some­time after I con­vinced her to bring me along on a road­trip to Seat­tle to return a large vel­vet paint­ing of a very sad Amer­i­can Indi­an to a friend.

Created simple standalone page to gather email addresses for upcoming event

Using exist­ing head­er image, site col­ors, and Pema’s fan­tas­tic copy, I hand cod­ed this sim­ple page to appear on its own with­out the site head­er, side­bar, and foot­er, inte­grat­ing the signup form with a new group in an exist­ing MailChimp list.


Designed badges for blog series and highlighted event and added email signup to sidebar

Pema and I went through a num­ber of design revi­sions to get these badges exact­ly right for link­ing to her dif­fer­ent month-long blog series. I also added the sim­ple MailChimp form as a text wid­get in her sidebar.

Customized MailChimp forms

MailChimp forms were cus­tomized to match site col­ors and use con­di­tion­al merge tags to send spe­cif­ic infor­ma­tion to new signups for event-relat­ed emails.


  • role: Technology & Virtual Assistant
  • skills: WordPress, basic HTML/CSS, MailChimp, Photoshop