Erica Shoonmaker

Erica Shoonmaker - Web Developer

San Francisco, CA, United States

I'm a web designer with over 20 years experience making websites, and I've been working with WordPress since it came out in 2003.

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I'm a web designer specializing in WordPress-based sites. Blogs, portfolios, web shops, etc.—you name it, you can do it with WordPress!

I also have experience designing book covers and interiors. See my Gallery for examples of this kind of work.

Historical Fiction
Science Fiction
Urban Fantasy
Women's Fiction

Work experience

UI/UX Designer

CBS Interactive
November, 2015 – Present (almost 3 years)

UI Designer

Socialcast (VMware)
July, 2013 – August, 2014 (about 1 year)

Senior UI Designer

May, 2011 – February, 2013 (almost 2 years)

UI Designer

Stipple, Inc.
March, 2011 – May, 2011 (2 months)

Web Designer

ngmoco:) (DeNA)
June, 2010 – March, 2011 (9 months)

Designer & Front-End Developer

June, 2009 – Present (about 9 years)

Creative Director

Dollars & Sense Magazine (Baruch College)
November, 2008 – May, 2009 (6 months)

Graphic Design Intern

Grosset & Dunlap/PSS! (Penguin Group)
September, 2008 – December, 2008 (3 months)

Graphic Design Intern

American Red Cross of Greater Chicago
June, 2008 – August, 2008 (2 months)



Type: WordPress Setup and Theme Customization
Client: LARP Girl
Tools and Languages Used: Adobe Photoshop, CSS, HTML, Sublime Text, Google Fonts, WordPress, various WP Plugins
Details: LARP Girl wanted to create a website where she could share text blog articles alongside her popular videos from YouTube. We set her up with a WordPress site, utilizing a plugin to automatically pull in and publish her videos from YouTube as blog posts as well as giving her the ability to write long-form posts when she chooses.

CodePath: Get Involved

Type: Single, Interactive Web Page
Client: CodePath
Tools and Languages Used: Adobe Photoshop, SCSS, HAML, Javascript, Bootstrap, CodeKit (for compiling to HTML5 and CSS3), Espresso (for writing/editing code), Cloud.Typography
Details: CodePath wanted to create an engaging page to invite their community and fellow engineers to get involved with their guides and programs. There’s a few ways to contribute to CodePath and each section highlights the specific way you can play a part in to this growing educational community.


Type: WordPress Theme Customization and WooCommerce Implementation
Client: LARP Box
Tools and Languages Used: Adobe Photoshop, CSS, HTML, Sublime Text, Google Fonts, WordPress, WooCommerce, WooCommerce Subscriptions, various other WP Plugins
Details: LARP Box wanted to move off of Wix after their successful Kickstarter campaign, and utilize self-hosted WordPress and WooCommerce instead. This project included a custom child theme based off Karuna, WooCommerce installation and integration, WooCommerce Subscriptions plugin, custom WooCommerce-related functions, SSL certificate installation, and domain migration.

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