Kirk Freeman Pottery Website Launch

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Very excited to announce the website launch of . Kirk Freeman is a potter and was my ceramics professor (a really excellent and funny one too) at Bethel University. Definitely take a look at his work – it’s stunning.

The design was based off of a free WordPress theme where I altered the CSS and PHP to fit Kirk’s website goals. CMS is the way to go.

– Shalanah Backus

Artist/Art Historian Website


I had the pleasure of creating Dr. Wayne Roosa’s artist/art historian website. His website reflects these dual hats of artist and art historian including books, publications and art essays, as well as, images and statements about his art. I am also definitely a proud owner of one of his “Idea of Order” (specifically No. XI) prints. Check it out!

-Shalanah Backus

Midway Driving School Website Design Completed


Check out Midway Driving School ( which I have been working on to design and code for the last month or so. I’m excited for its unveiling. Our last step is working with some SEO experts but we’re hitting the home-stretch.

Midway specializes in teaching nervous drivers and ESL services. They help prepare adults for taking the road exam, provide vehicles, and pick drivers up for free for their lessons. Midway serves the Twin Cities Metro area and could not be run by a nicer person. I had the pleasure to work with Tony Ryan on the site taking feedback and having fun coffee meetings and not to mention he has the ability to make the most amazing shots with the smallest angles in broomball! Check it out!

CBE Website Completed… Release the Balloons!

I have worked for CBE since Oct. 2007 part time and full time during the years as I subbed and taught at Waconia High School. About 1 year ago we began working on the website process and it took 1 year almost exactly to see its completion (some bumps on the road – we switched developers entirely), but now it is here! My first major website design! It really is great because CBE’s previous site was designed in 1996, and while it was good for the time it got increasing large and hard to manage. I did the complete design from text to images to shell and Datafire Group did all our coding for us. Our CMS system is Drupal. Hope you like!

> Take a look at CBE’s new website!
> And if you want a website designed or refreshed conact me.

-Shalanah Backus