Teresa (Katy) Castillo

Teresa (Katy) Castillo – Web Developer

I am a visual/web designer who specializes in creating accessible websites and branding solutions for creatives and small businesses.

Overview

For several years, I have been collaborating with my life partner, an award-winning front-end developer, on web development projects. We strive to create accessible websites that meet the WCAG 2.2 requirements.


Combined, we both have extensive knowledge of web design and development and have worked with multiple companies such as Crunchyroll, CultivateWP, and Anime Planet (see our full client list on our site). We've also helped several small businesses, fandom blogs, and creatives (such as podcasters, translators, and artists).


My partner specifically has worked with CultivateWP for three years to build out over +30 custom WordPress themes for food and lifestyle bloggers, including Food Dolls, Just A Taste, Nom Nom Paleo, and Well Plated.


Our combined skillset includes Web Design, WordPress, Branding, Accessibility, SEO, Javascript, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, Squarespace, WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.2, Gutenberg (WordPress Block Editor), and Social Media.


We can create accessibly beautiful and engaging websites that suit your specific needs, whether you require a one-page, multi-page, blog, or e-commerce website.


Our Services include:

• WordPress website design and development

• Responsive Static website design and development

• Branding/Logo Design

• Website maintenance

• Content management

• SEO optimization

• Website Accessibility Auditing

• Website Consultation

Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Comics & Graphic Novels Cultural & Ethnic Gaming & LitRPG Historical Fiction LGBTQ Fiction
Non-Fiction
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Works with
Squarespace WordPress

Work experience

Self-employed

Aug, 2009 — Present

A team of two who specialize in web design and development with a splash of geekiness and whimsical fun.

Custom WordPress Themes, Static Websites, Squarespace, Logo Design, Branding, Print Design, WooCommerce

Projects

Lonnie Mann - Gaytheist

Lonnie reached out to us to create a landing page for his new book, Gaytheist! They provided a wireframe. We used it to design and develop a single-page website with two different sections for blurbs and featured reviews, a beautiful slider to display the first chapter of the book, and a menu that highlights which section you are on the page.

Shop.Yatta-Tachi

To help support the site, I created a shop store using WooCommerce for Yatta-Tachi. All the branding, product designs, and customization were done by me. Featuring Yatta-Tachi's fox mascot, Hachi, throughout the site.

Yatta-Tachi Gift Guide Hub

Yatta-Tachi wanted to create a hub for the gift guides. Built using WordPress' blocks.

Yatta-Tachi

Yatta-Tachi is a Japanese pop culture website. I am the owner & Editor-in-chief of the site. My partner and I redesigned the site in 2020 to better reflect our branding and messaging. It is a deeply robust site with multiple templates and customizations.

Site built on WordPress.

Gamesline

A Video Game editorial/review site. They wanted to move away from their obsolete website theme to something more in line with their new branding. We rebuilt their site using WordPress and gave them custom blocks like reviews and Patreon CTA, as well as custom post types for Podcasts and videos.

Site built on WordPress.

Andrew Hodgson - Translator Portfolio Site

Andrew is a Japanese translator who has worked for several various companies translating games, manga, art books, and novels totaling several million Japanese characters like Udon, Sekai Project, and J-Novel Club.

Andrew wanted a clean, fun site that allowed him to showcase his work and the opportunity for him to do micro blogging on various titles he worked on, along with teasing of upcoming work.

Site built on WordPress.

Anime Feminist

Anime Feminist is a website that explores Japanese pop culture through a feminist lens. They reached out to us with a dire need for a new website and branding for their company and their podcast, ChattyAF.

Site built on WordPress.

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