Lorissa Shepstone

Lorissa Shepstone – Web Developer

I'm a web designer with over 20 years of experience in the book industry. I am focused on cohesive, beautiful, and usable designs.

Overview

I’ve been creating websites since high school, way back in 1996 when the annoying <blink> tag was over-used. I’m passionate about cohesive and beautiful designs, and finding the best solution for the project at hand. As a designer, I focus on creating usable websites that are sustainable, scalable, and visually appealing. I am continually striving to learn how to better my process, adapt to specific project needs, and improve the overall user experience.


You can expect me to be transparent throughout the design process with a genuine goal to provide you with the best experience and results possible.


What I take seriously:

- Effective, clean, & beautiful design

- Using the best tools for the job

- Honest, long-term client relationships

- Bringing my best to every project

- The Oxford comma


And what I don't:

- Myself (life is too short!)

- Fortune cookies


I've been fortunate to work with numerous authors and publishers in creating great websites to further the love of books. It’s exciting to launch a new book and I love being a part of that.


Some of my clients include Abrams Books, Disney Press, Harper Collins Publishers, Hachette Book Group, Penguin Random House, Freakonomics, Baker &amp; Taylor Publishing Group, and Workman Publishing. I have also done work for DreamWorks, 20th Century Fox, Aveda, and De’Longhi.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Humanities & Social Sciences Writing & Publishing
Fiction
Children's Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Young Adult
Works with
Shopify Squarespace WordPress
Awards
  • 2015 Webby Award - Entertainment

Projects

Website Design & Development for Author Sarah Mandel

Author website for psychologist Sarah Mandel, with a focus on her memoir, Little Earthquakes. Services included website design and responsive WordPress development.

Website Design & Development for Author Ru Freeman

Author website for Ru Freeman, an award-winning author and activist. Services included website design and responsive WordPress development.

Website Design & Development for Author Kim Wickens

Author website for Kim Wickens with a focus on her long-researched book about the legendary racehorse, Lexington. Services included logo design, website design, and responsive WordPress development.

Website Design & Development for Author Jeff Hobbs

Author website for Jeff Hobbs, the author of the critically acclaimed "The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace", as well as a speaker related to access, entitlement, racism, classism, justice, and identity in modern-day America. Services included website design and responsive WordPress development.

Website Design & Development for Children's Author & Illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Author website for children’s author and illustrator, Debbie Ridpath Ohi, Services included website design and responsive WordPress development.

Website Design & Development for Children's Author Tui T. Sutherland

Author website for children's author, Tui T. Sutherland, with a particular focus on her extremely popular, and fantastic, Wings of Fire series. Services included website design and responsive WordPress development.

Website Design & Development for Author Honoree Fanonne Jeffers

Author website for Honorée Fanonne Jefferson and her fiction debut, The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois, which has already earned great accolades. Services included website design and responsive WordPress development.

Publisher Website Design & Development for Other Press

Other Press publishes novels, short stories, poetry, and essays from America and around the world that represent literature at its best. Services included website design and responsive WordPress development, commerce functionality and API integration.

Book Website Design & Development for "Choose Your Own Autobiography" by Neil Patrick Harris

Book promotional website for Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris, published by Penguin Random House. Services included website design and responsive WordPress development.

Website Design & Development for Author Paula McLain

Author website for Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of highly acclaimed historical fiction novels including The Paris Wife. Services include website design and responsive WordPress development.

Website Design & Development for Author Laila Lalami

Author website for Laila Lalami, an award-winning author and essayist. Her novel The Moor’s Account was on the Man Booker Prize longlist, as well as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Services include logo design, website design, and responsive WordPress development.

Branding & Website Design for Children's Author Laurie B. Friedman

Author website for Laurie Friedman, the author of over fifty critically acclaimed picture books, chapter books, and novels for young readers including the bestselling Mallory McDonald chapter book series. Services include branding design, website design, and responsive WordPress development.

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