Hello, I'm Tessa.

Front-end developer & UX designer.
Currently developing websites and apps at Union Home Mortgage.
I am available for freelance opportunities with small businesses and startups.
Crafter of jewelry, trinkets, digital & traditional art.
Occasional volunteer face painter.
Mentor & teacher to junior developers.

Website Showcase

I bridge the gap between digital marketing and web development to provide you with a simple solution to showcase your brand to the world. I have over five years of experience redesigning and redeveloping websites for small startups to enterprise businesses Bold, modern, and accessible design is my specialty.

Union Home Mortgage

Rebuilt from scratch, our team re-strategized UHM’s brand with an improved experience for homebuyers and the company’s loan officers. Their new website helps customers learn about the mortgage process, find a loan officer, get pre-qualified and calculate their mortgage payment. I was responsible for wireframes, mockups, front-end development and CMS implementation. I continually update and optimize the site’s design and functionality.

Mutual Title Agency

Our team transformed Mutual Title Agency’s website into a modern, custom solution to differentiate them in the title industry and create a world-class experience for their referral partners and home buyers and sellers. I was responsible for front-end development, UX and CMS implementation as the company moved from WordPress to Umbraco CMS. The website features a blog, seller net sheet calculator and title order form.

Command Plastic

I worked alongside Command Plastic’s president to update their website into a fresh, on-brand experience to upgrade their business, continue to serve their customers and find new ones. Their website showcases their product lines and allows customers to obtain quotes and make product orders. I also assisted with updating their look and feel for print materials.

Huge thank you to Tessa for exercising her creative freedom and developing a brilliant website.  Tessa is a true well rounded designer and incorporates her marketing touch into every aspect.  She performed a deep dive into our business, learned about us and our needs and delivered a technical and modern website solution to address our growing needs.  We look forward to working with [her] on future projects!

- Ron Brengartner

PRESIDENT, COMMAND PLASTIC

Resources for Designers

I love helping others learn and am currently available for mentorship if you're an aspiring front-end developer.
Find me on Twitter @tessacharis_art or shoot an email to tessacharis[at]gmail.com.

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