New Design for Boston Montessori School

Role: Design, Strategy, WordPress Development


One of my freelance clients was starting a new venture. Since we previously collaborated on a different music academy website, much of the functionality would be similar and could be used as a starting point. The design needed to match their bright, friendly logo. The back-end needed to be able to separate faculty by role, to assign teachers to multiple school locations, and to update availability.

Available Resources

I did it all – this was my baby. Design, development, Mailchimp integration, and ongoing support. For the music academy site, I had worked with a developer, and on this one I was able to reuse certain parts again (custom post types). The client supplied all content.

Process & Timeline

  1. Define the scope and timeline for both parties
  2. Design blocky wireframes, to focus broadly
  3. Complete style guide, to touch on the details
  4. Develop beta site
  5. Connect mailing list and create email marketing strategy
  6. Launch and deliver documentation: WordPress Tips and Website Manual
  7. Updates. Over our 2 year relationship, they expanded from 1 location to 4, resulting in many changes.


Style guide

Beta site

Deliverables: Site design, Custom WordPress Theme, WordPress Manual, Website Manual, Email integration

View the site on the wayback machine, from 2016.