for better

As a UX/UI designer, I help your online identity tell your story, convey your brand originality and make it stand out above the others.

Clean Layout

Simple, minimal and effective.

Visually Grabbing

Artistic sensitivity and precision.

Effective Functionality

Style and substance.

Portfolio Highlights

Tribal Home-Based Kidney Care Project


The Tribal Home-Based Kidney Care Project is a culturally centered program that provides participants with helpful knowledge and tools that can be used to slow the progression of chronic kidney diseases to kidney failure. The content is organized in 24 highly visual sessions that can also be downloaded.

Squarespace customization and build.



Westward Whiskey

Portland, Oregon

Founded in 2004, Westward Whiskey is the highest rated American Single Malt in the world made from scratch from Pacific Northwest locally sourced ingredients. I joined a team of consultants in 2016 to grow the brand and revamp the web presence. Distinct, rich, balanced and bold with just the right amount of spice were some of the brand attributes that carried over to the design. In addition to the custom WordPress CMS, the site was optimized for mobile and tablet users.

WordPress customization and build. Website Maintenance. Email Marketing. Social Media Digital Content.



SMS Group of Companies

Detroit, Michigan

SMS Group of Companies is a Detroit-based industry-leading provider of personnel to help businesses grow and succeed in various fields including hospitality, security, transportation and logistics and property management. Their new website features a modern design and layout and was built using a custom WordPress CMS that offers a user friendly platform for SMS staff to easily update content and for their site visitors to interact with the content.

WordPress customization and build.




Albuquerque, New Mexico

AASTEC serves all 27 American Indian communities in the Indian Health Service Albuquerque Area, spanning across New Mexico, Southern Colorado, West Texas, and Southeastern Utah. The website is home to a wealth of resources and reports so we created an online space that was intuitive to navigate, organized and enhanced by thoughtful visuals in the front end, and easy to maintain and update for many members of the staff.

WordPress customization and build. Website Maintenance.



Go Lloyd

Portland, Oregon

Go Lloyd is a nonprofit business association promoting alternative commute options for employees in Portland’s Lloyd District. The programs they offer reduce commute trips and result in improved air quality, increased capacity for customer and visitor trips, and a more livable and vital business district. It was of the utmost importance for Go Lloyd’s website to feature a design and layout that was user friendly allowing site visitors quick and easy access to the resources and extensive information the organization has to offer.

WordPress customization and build.



Nourish Sequim

Sequim, Washington

Since 2013, Nourish Sequim has maintained a commitment to local, organic and exquisite gluten-free food in the northern Olympic Peninsula. They started with a small brochure-like website, and when looking to update their look and reflect the growth and popularity of the business itself, Nourish turned to us for a more modern and engaging design that was also optimized for a better mobile and tablet experience, an important feature for travelers visiting the area and discerning locals alike.

WordPress customization and build. Email Marketing. Social Media Strategy. Website Maintenance.




Spokane Roofing Company

Spokane, Washington

Spokane Roofing has been in operation since 1907 under the ownership of only two families. More than a family-owned roofing contractor, they pride themselves on integrity and commitment to excellence. For their recent redesign project, we brought that message front and center, setting them apart from their industry peers.

WordPress customization and build.




Portland, Oregon

Founded as a civil engineering firm in 1990, HHPR has grown into an integrated multi-disciplinary firm with a reputation for excellent customer service. We teamed up in 2020 for us to provide ongoing website maintenance for their existing WordPress site.

Website Maintenance.




Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Cleveland, Ohio

Driving projects from initial design concepts to final execution, I designed a variety of visually appealing and engaging reports, data visualization dashboards, social media posts, and more for the 4th District Bank.

On remote assignment, April 2022 – May 2023.



Who I Work With

Over the years, I worked with businesses big and small, from a wide variety of industries, near and far. Together, we came up with solutions as unique as the businesses themselves.

To all of you, THANK YOU!

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  • Andina Restaurant Print / Web Design
  • Anne Ryan Floral Design Web Maintenance
  • Argelis Lewis (singer) Web Design
  • Art By Nessa Web Design
  • Assisted Living Concepts Print
  • AASTEC Web Production
  • Autism Society Oregon Chapter Webmaster / Email Marketing
  • Autism Walkathon Web Design
  • Awakened Leadership Institute Branding / Web Design
  • Barbara Robitaille (counseling) Web Design
  • BlueDot Group Web Production
  • Brad Austin Acupuncture Branding/ Print / Web Design/ Email Marketing
  • Carlson Roofing Company, Inc Web Production
  • Coleen Salley (author) Web Design
  • Coleen Salley Bill Morris Literacy Foundation Web Design
  • Dany Dorf (musician) Web Design
  • Designs by Jayne (now JayneMax) Web Design
  • Devil’s Food Catering Email Marketing
  • Elderly Concierge Services Branding
  • Erin Donley (consultant) Print / Web Design
  • Family Solutions Web Production
  • Freeman Construction, Inc Web Production
  • Garage Harmony Email Marketing
  • Gega Design Web Production
  • GoLloyd Web Production
  • Hasson Realtors – Bonner/McKnight Team Email Marketing
  • Healing Breakthrough Branding / Print / Web Design
  • Heidi Ho Veganics Web Design / Social Media
  • HHPR Web Maintenance
  • Ignite Productions Branding / Web Design
  • Inner Works Acupuncture Branding / Web Design
  • Jane Aukshunas (pastel artist) Web Design
  • Jen Violi (author) Web Maintenance
  • Kay Plumb (author) Print / Web Design
  • Lee Krenz (artist) Branding / Print / Web Design
  • Leonard & Associates Web Production
  • Little Pip Clips Branding / Web Design
  • Lloyd TMA Web Maintenance
  • Lorraine Acin (artist) Web Design
  • Lynne Curry  (author) Digital eBooks
  • Meadowlark Land Services  Web Design
  • Merchant Concepts Web Design
  • Moomaw Mesirow & Godfrey, LLP Web Production
  • Music Together of Portland Web Design
  • Nourish Sequim  Web Design / Email Marketing / Social Media
  • Novus Capital Group Web Production / Email Marketing
  • Ohanessian & Associates Web Design
  • Oregon Berry Packing Web Design
  • Pacific Modular Branding / Print / Web Design
  • Pacific Pathology Inc Web Production
  • PDX Vox Web Design
  • Peat & Prose Web Production
  • Portland Chiropractic Care Web Production
  • Prema Sheerin (healer) Print
  • RENKO Studio Web Maintenance
  • Robert Reynolds Chef Studio Web Design
  • Rosen Law Firm Web Production
  • Sacred Fire Community Print
  • Sarah Cook Design Web Production
  • Science on Tap Email Marketing
  • SEEL  Web Design
  • Slow Food Portland Email Marketing
  • Slow Food Wallowas Email Marketing / Social
  • Smith and Bevill Web Production
  • SMS Group of Companies  Web Design
  • Spokane Roofing Company  Web Design
  • Sweet Cheeks Web Design
  • Terry Paetzold (culinary professional) Web Design
  • TJ Farms Estates Web Design
  • Tom Hunter (DJ) Branding
  • Truelson Associates Web Production
  • Wize Communications Branding / Web Design
  • Woodmere Condominiums Web Production
  • Zenith Properties Branding
  • Westside Transportation Alliance Web Maintenance
  • Westward Whiskey  Web Production / Email Marketing  / Social
  • 55 Degrees Branding


About Me

Paula Austin


I’m a web artist and WordPress is my primary medium. I design and build websites that are visually grabbing, functionally effective and will make a lasting impression for clients.

My art education combined with my technical and marketing skills make a rare cocktail of artistic sensitivity and precision that I bring into my work.

When I am not managing pixels, you can find me in the kitchen cooking, experimenting with new ingredients, testing a new recipe or putting together a pop-up dinner.

Let's Connect!

paula [ at ] paulaaustindesigns dot com