Kayla Knight

Web Design & WordPress Development

I create stunning websites and interactive experiences that are tailored to your business needs. Get inspired by past projects and see how I can bring your online presence to life.


WordPress & Webflow Developer

Performance Marketing   ·   Des Moines, IA (Remote)   ·   June 2021 – present

  • Development in WordPress and Webflow for various projects
  • Managed website maintenance and hosting for 40+ environments in WPEngine
  • Handled website migrations to WPEngine from a private server
  • Developed CI/CD process with WPEngine and Github Actions

Stellar Industries

Launched March 2023     ·     Built in WordPress

Large corporate website redesign with custom WordPress theme and plugin development for Stellar Industries. The theme utilizied Atomic Design and component-based principles and included a custom pattern library built in PHP. The project also included custom plugin development for an interactive jobs filter that connects directly to a career portal API.

Since the new site launch, the metrics prove that Stellar has given visitors more to view and made it even easier to engage.

In the first three months since the new website launch (Mar-May) compared to STLY:

  • Pageviews are up over 100%
  • Average pages/session has increased from 2.5 to 5.7 pages
  • Online request-a-quote form completions have increased over 370%, providing 500 more marketing qualified leads than the same period last year.
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Peak Social Media

Launched July 2022     ·     Built in Webflow

One-page landing page built in Webflow for Peak Social Media for a rebranding project.

  • Worked with design in Figma
  • Responsive web development in Webflow
  • DNS transfer and setup
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Freelance Web Designer & Developer

Robert Half, Creative Circle, Independent   ·   Minneapolis, MN   ·   January 2019 – June 2021

  • Built pattern library in Zeplin for the EVEREVE corporate brand
  • UX/UI design and frontend development at THO Software
  • Full-stack Drupal theme development at The Nerdery
  • Contracted with several agencies offering full-stack support, website development, and email development
  • Consulted with various smaller local agencies on Agile project management methodologies for sofware development

Bay West, LLC

Launched October 2019     ·     Built in WordPress

What started as a freelance project to fix some urgent issues on their corporate website, turned into a full redesign and development, including strategy & UX/UI work. Bay West was designed from scratch in Figma using component-based methodology, and developed in WordPress.

  • UX/UI and web design for redesign of corporate website
  • Full-stack development in WordPress
  • Ongoing website maintenance and digital marketing support
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Drupal Developer

Workiva   ·   Ames, IA   ·   October 2015 – December 2018

  • Maintained corporate website, intranet, and several smaller websites managed for stakeholders
  • Drupal 7 & 8 theme development
  • Drupal module development


Launched April 2016     ·     Built in Drupal

  • Created pattern library for corporate brand
  • Pattern Library direct integration with Drupal 7 theme
  • Drupal 7 & Druapl 8 theming and module development
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Frontend Developer

Shift Interactive   ·   West Des Moines, IA   ·   October 2014 – October 2015

  • Custom HTML, CSS, & JavaScript frontend development for Ruby on Rails applications
  • WordPress theme development
  • UX/UI, design, and frontend development for Navigate, a large-scale employee-benenfit health web application

Web Developer

The Integer Group   ·   Des Moines, IA   ·   April 2012 – October 2014

  • Custom full-stack PHP development for websites, microsites, web applications, and games
  • Email development

Drive Smart Iowa

Launched January 2013     ·     Custom PHP Development

Promotional website for driving safety for the Greater Iowa Traffic Bureau.

  • Custom HTML/CSS with cross-browser support
  • Interactive tools built in JavaScript (jQuery)
  • Backend development in PHP
  • PDF, image, video, and other media management
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Personal Projects

Web Designer, Developer & Digital Marketing Coordinator

DVDizzy   ·   Minneapolis, MN (Remote)   ·   August 2021 – present

  • Branding and web design produced in Figma
  • WordPress theme development and maintenance
  • phpBB theme development and maintenance
  • Digital marketing & SEO strategy
  • Implemented and analyzed GA4 data to build brand


Launched October 2022     ·     Built in WordPress

Full digital marketing restructure and redesign for DVDizzy, a popular film review blog.

  • UX/UI web design
  • Custom WordPress theme development
  • GA4 analytics management
  • Full SEO service
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Shopify Developer & Digital Marketing Coordinator

Mindful Knight   ·   Minneapolis, MN (Remote)   ·   2019 – present

  • Shopify theme development
  • Digital marketing & SEO strategy
  • Art and graphic design for POD products

Top Skills

  • WordPress
  • Webflow
  • HTML
  • CSS (Sass)
  • JavaScript (Vanilla, React, jQuery)
  • Bootstrap / Tailwind
  • Git & CI/CD
  • Web design & UX/UI
  • Figma & Adobe Suite
  • Technical SEO
  • Agile project management


Iowa State University
Computer Science  ·  2007–2011


The Smashing Book
The Art & Science of CSS Layouts  ·  2011