Kasia gawlak

I’m Kasia Gawlak, a self-taught, multi-disciplinary independent contractor and digital communications consultant based in Edmonton, Alberta. I specialize in custom website design & development using the WordPress content management platform. I combine WordPress with the Bootstrap development framework to create clean, user-friendly, and fully responsive mobile-first websites.

I first became interested in website development as a student of English Lit at the University of Alberta in 1996. Over the next two and a half decades, I taught and continue to teach myself HTML, CSS, PHP, jQuery/JS, Photoshop, Illustrator, and WordPress custom theming.

Prior to becoming a professional web developer, I spent 7 years in marketing communications, primarily as a copywriter in the IT sector. In addition to website work, I also dabble in other digital marketing and creative communications specialties, including print/graphic design & digital publishing, copywriting & editing, social media management, events, promotions, and communications consulting.

Kasia’s Work


Kasia’s best fit

My clients include small businesses, political campaigns, non-profit and community organizations, and independent professionals. I also subcontract for team-based creative and digital marketing agencies.

 Client Feedback

We have had the pleasure of working with Kasia previously and continue to be impressed not only by her professionalism, but her creative approach to crystalizing ideas into visually appealing, informative website design. We couldn’t be more pleased with the result and strongly recommend her to anyone. Additionally, the response to the website from clients old and new has been very positive.
— Arthur Potts - Fluid Clarification
Kasia is a whiz. I highly recommend her as a top-notch web designer. She has a great eye for design, is quick to do quality work, responsive to messages and gives her all to projects. I recently won the nomination as the federal Conservative candidate in the new riding of Edmonton-Griesbach and she designed a killer site for me. The site gets praise all the time from other would-be politicians, current politicians and public relations people because it looks great and is easy to use. I tell everyone I know that Kasia is a huge talent.
— Kerry Diotte - Member of Parliament, Edmonton-Griesbach
Kasia and I worked together on the website for my organization, Work Evolution. It is both beautiful (in my opinion!) and functional … but what really sets Kasia apart from other developers are her attention to detail and customer service focus. She was able to take my vision for the site, apply her expertise, and keep things moving forward to meet an aggressive delivery deadline. She was really good at understanding the intent of my requests and proposing alternate (and often faster/easier/cheaper) solutions. She also used these skills to help prioritize the work for the go-live date. Now that it is launched, Kasia remains engaged in ongoing maintenance and improvement work and I appreciate the continuity that she brings. I would recommend Kasia and CodeWord Media Design to others who are either looking for a brand new site or to overhaul their existing one.
— Tara Dragon - Work Evolution

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Kasia’s Specializations

WordPress, WordPress Websites, WordPress Custom Themes, Website Development, Website Design, Bootstrap, WooCommerce

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Kasia’s client resume

Lush Concepts (subcontract – project is Stephen Thomas Ltd), L.E. Carmichael, Sam’s 2 for 1 Pizza & Pasta, Canadian Women in Aviation, Fluid Clarification LP, Work Evolution (will retire Aug 31, 2019), KEYLIME Athletic Wear, Calvary Baptist Church Edmonton, Edmonton French Quarter Business Association, Kerry Diotte MP, Lendrum Eyecare/Doctors Eyecare/Allin Eye Clinic, Porsche Club of America Polar Region, True Colors Interior Decorating, Lisa Nicole Grace, Paula Perro, 40 Below Project, Edmonton Music Collectors Show, Gender Focus, The Maggie Tree