About Wenmin Chen
Hi, I am Wenmin, a Boston-based freelance user experience designer and front-end developer. I specialize in beautiful, functional websites that are responsive, built using WordPress and the Genesis Framework.
My passion for web design and development started when I was an undergraduate at Cornell University. During my senior year, I took a web development course for fun and discovered that it's a perfect blend of my visual sensibilities and programming background. A seven-year stint as an actuary and an MBA degree later, I finally decided to pursue web design and development full time. My first site went live in 2010 and I have been designing and developing websites ever since.
Over the years through client projects and online courses, I have acquired a thorough understanding for various web design and development tools. I am continually evaluating and upgrading my skills so that I stay at the cutting edge of web design and development. For a complete profile of my education and professional background, please visit my Linkedin page. You can also find me on Github.
Whether it’s an information site, a blog, or an ecommerce website, I can help you craft a one-of-kind website that appeals to your target audience and caters to your personal style. If you are interested in my services, you can contact me for a custom quote.
Testimonial from Katherine White
Wenmin created a website for me when I opened my research lab. She worked closely with me to understand my style and my audience. Because my lab is an infant development lab, the audience was not only fellow academics, but also families in the community. So the website had to achieve a tricky balance - it had to be fun and welcoming, as well as professional. I of course also wanted it to fit with my personal style. I was absolutely thrilled with what Wenmin came up with. She has a real artistic eye, and managed to capture all of these elements in a unique website that I still get compliments on.Katherine White, Associate Professor
Lab for Infant Development and Language
Testimonial from Lier Chen
Over the course of a three-month period, Wenmin worked closely with me to identity my goals and objectives for my photography website, develop my brand strategy, and consider the architecture of the website. She conducted extensive research on comparable websites in my industry and advised me on many things that I would not think of on my own, including online marketing, user experience, and security. Her web design, development, and marketing expertise made my website a success. I love the website design; it very much reflects my personality and aesthetics.Lier Chen
Lier Chen Photography
Testimonial from Adam Martin
I was really impressed with how Wenmin combined my ideas with her own to construct a site that efficiently delivers my message to students, postdocs, and fellow academics. I now easily have the best website in my department. Wenmin understands Google Analytics, so she was able to show me how to see who was looking at my website and their behavior once they arrived on the site. It also helps that she ensured that my site was the top hit on Google when searching for my name. Finally, Wenmin has done an excellent job of promptly updating my site as my lab has grown and evolved.Adam Martin, Associate Professor
Martin Lab at MIT
Testimonial from Denise Brehm
I hired Wenmin as a freelancer to manage a Drupal website, with the understanding that we’d train her in the CMS. She became indispensible almost immediately. She’s cheerful, super smart, easy to work with and always happy to share information she’s learned about tools, techniques and analytics. She also works with social media, researching best practices and making recommendations for increasing user engagement. She has an innate sense of when to ask for guidance, when to move forward without it, and when to advise me. That’s because she has a vast reserve of skills and talent this job hasn’t begun to tap. I’d hire her again in a heartbeat, and advise anyone else to do the same.Denise Brehm, former Senior Communications Officer at MIT