Steven Tu

Steven Tu - Web Developer

San Jose, CA, USA

Versatile web designer and developer who brings your creative vision and unique story to life through collaboration and discovery process.

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Hi, I'm Steven. I create websites for a wide range of businesses across different sectors. Well thought out design, functional website, and memorable content are all important components of an effective cornerstone for your personal brand and online presence.

I can adapt to your working style, esthetics, and finding a solution that is uniquely yours. Trained as a designer and advanced into web development, I take on the full process design creation and build a custom and fully functional website based on that design theme.

You will be able to manage site content yourself, have some else do it, or I will provide the support once your site is launched. The same website can be built in different ways. As a highly experienced developer, I create total custom design themes instead using an existing template to make modifications. A custom built site not only is authentically unique in looks, the backend admin area is also configured in ways to make content editing very easy for site owners.

I offer a range of services which can be contracted as separate tasks or all together in a full solution package:

- Domain name registration
- Branding and theme designs that reflect your brand as an author
- Content structure consultation
- Website creation with a CMS (Wordpress, Shopify, Squarespace, or Wix)
- Newsletter signup form, contact list, email blasts
- Blog posts for inbound marketing
- Web hosting
- SEO includes strategic content, keyword placement, well written site code, and site performance optimization
- Google Analytics integration and data report analysis
- Site maintenance and updating

Every website I build is responsive and mobile device friendly - it's a standard feature, not an option. Site security and performance are also part of the package.
Business & Management
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Cultural & Ethnic
Historical Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Works with


  • BA in Fine Arts

Work experience

Digital Designer and Web Developer

February, 2014 – Present (about 9 years)

Design impactful digital experiences and create dynamic websites for corporate and creative partners across market sectors. As a freelancer I have the opportunity to work directly with clients as well as creative agencies developing a wide range of web projects with objectives in marketing, member directory, e-commerce, blogging, and education. Every website is built with custom solution that includes a CMS that allows clients to mange their own content, responsive design, search engine optimized, and analytics reports.


Expanding The Bench

Expanding The Bench is a non-profit initiative supporting diverse evaluators and funders of evaluation. The initiative aims to provide value, practice, and promote a culturally responsive and equitable evaluation ecosystem. The website boasts a membership directory with a search interface allowing members to connect each others. The design theme carries a wide palette of colors and visual elements in various shapes that reflect the diverse communities they want to connect with.

Alonzo-Fibonacci Sound Production

Promotional website and shopping cart for sound artist partners based in Bay Area and Berlin. Merchandise items are managed using Shopify e-commerce system with a custom design theme.

Substance Hawaii

None-profit Substance Hawaii's aims to help young adults to stay off substance addiction and discover the unique potential in each person and inspires them to focus on building their personal achievement. The site offers interactive quizzes for personality discovery and inspiring stories from those in the same situation. Site design takes on a vibrant and fun visual elements to get the audience excited about the subject and spring into action.

Virtual Health Network

Visually dynamic website created for The University of Texas Virtual Health Network. Telemedicine is relatively new field in healthcare services. The design theme here reflects dynamics of a promising and emerging technology.

Change Matrix

Branding and marketing website for ChangeMatrix - a women owned consultancy group who engages in exploration and inquiry to support leaders to set goals, define outcomes and manage change. I enjoy creating the conceptual illustration graphics that support the headings promoting the values and services ChangeMatrix offers. Part of the project, I also conceptualize the logo design.

Honolulu Community College

Website development includes content planning, design concept, Wordpress content management system implementation, and site launch. This is a rather complex website with heavy content. The main challenge is to engage prospect students and guide them to the information they are looking for with the goal for them to signup.

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