For your consideration

My name is Kristi, and I’d love the opportunity to support Pantheon growth goals while advocating for the user with clear, consistent, useful, and usable content + design.

photo of kristi whitman that has been stylized to match pantheon's branding. kristi resisted the urge to create a david bowie style image with a lightning bolt over her right eye.

It is my goal to join the design team at Pantheon.

Here’s what I bring to the table.

First hand experience with Pantheon

I’ve been a happy Pantheon customer since 2014. I’ve migrated two companies to Pantheon, and I’ve served as a consultant for companies evaluating WebOps platforms. I was even interviewed for a Pantheon case study!

Extensive design experience

I have 20+ years of experience designing and optimizing digital experiences. My experience spans areas of both production work and strategic planning, including branding, graphic design, web design, wireframing, prototyping, and information architecture.

A strong foundation in UX

I’ve spent hundreds of hours testing web applications with real users. I’m experienced in creating user personas, customer journey maps, user flows, wireframes, and empathy maps. I have also completed a mini-degree in Digital Psychology. I am, and always will be, an advocate for the user!

A seasoned, passionate writer and content strategist

I started my career in web design, but web content strategy and writing has always been a part of what I do. I have created content in a variety of formats, for a variety of audiences. My writing portfolio includes web copy, in-app copy, microcopy, emails, video scripts, advertisement copy, conversational chat scrips, infographics, blogs, training materials, and technical content.

Specialized training in conversion optimization and digital psychology

I am fortunate to have received coaching from some of the industry’s leading conversion optimization experts and behavioral scientists. This 140+ hour training program covered topics of conversion optimization, user research, web analytics, digital psychology, and neuromarketing.

A commitment to open source

The Internet was built on open source technology! I believe open source removes barriers and advances innovation. WordPress is one of my most-used open source tools.

But don’t take my word for it…

Here’s some social proof.

“You’re going to be hard-pressed to find a craftsman with her unique blend of talents.”

She expertly weaves her understanding of technology and tools with her creativity and understanding of user experience to deliver outstanding results time and time again. Most impressively, Kristi gets things done. She has the rare ability to work through layers of bureaucracy, budget constraints and resource limitations to routinely deliver quality results. To top it all off, she has the personality and demeanor that makes her a joy to work with and someone you can trust.

– Chuck Mallott, Creative Director at Northpass

“Her strengths in digital marketing, design, and UX easily set her ahead of her peers.”

Kristi is one of the brightest and most articulate people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. To every task she brings a level of clarity, empathy, and focus that few people can match. One of her biggest strengths is her ability to take on any challenge in the digital space, research best-practice and cutting-edge techniques, and propose a solution that directly and efficiently addresses the issue.

– Josh Williams, Director of Marketing Analytics at SEI

“Kristi is a game-changer.”

I had the pleasure of partnering with her on a transformational shift in our lead generation practice that led to a 300% revenue gain in our inbound marketing efforts. Over eighteen months, Kristi methodologically researched our user experience, honed in on signals alerting her to what prospects truly cared about, crafted compelling web content that addressed those concerns and rendered it across all our digital channels. Kristi profoundly understands and respects the fundamental challenge – users have pain and need our help. Instead of having to navigate through noisy, blasé, company-focused content, users immediately found clarity: We understand your pain and can solve it.

She is one of the rare individuals you can give a problem, and she’ll take it from ideation to execution flawlessly. She sets a high bar and inspires everyone else to do the same. Kristi’s a natural leader, teacher, and creator that is driven by outcomes. I would be willing to bet she’ll be the best investment you’ll ever make.

– Briana Belisle, VP of Marketing at Field Nation

“Kristi has been my mentor for web development and design for 5+ years.”

Her passion for providing the best web experience is contagious. She’s inquisitive and driven which leads to results in engaging messaging, website interaction, search engine visibility and overall site health. Kristi leads by example with a thoughtful approach that’s inclusive for team learning and improvement. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been molded by her expertise early in my web career.

– Hallie Froehlich, Senior Web Developer at SPS Commerce

“Kristi is one of the most talented web professionals I have ever met.”

She cares deeply about the quality and standards of her work, and it shows. From the overall user experience of the websites she runs, down to the gritty details of graphic design tweaking, she is capable of producing the highest quality work on the market. She especially shines when it comes to planning and executing on conversion and experience within the website.

On top of her technical skills, Kristi is also a good communicator and has a pleasant personality that makes her a joy to work with. She is very much a team player who gets along well with everyone she meets. This exponentially increases the value she brings to the table.

Last but not least, Kristi is a competent and inspiring leader. When Kristi is in charge of a project, it gets done. She is able to coordinate large projects between many team members, and keep everything on track with consistent progress. Furthermore the team members involved are motivated by her vision and the way that she is able to share that vision of the completed project.

– Matthew Vogel, President at Decimis Incorporated

“Kristi set a new and very high benchmark in my world.”

Kristi’s contribution to my regional success, and to the success of the worldwide company can be quantitatively measured – and it is disproportionately high. The possibility of not having someone that effective driving web strategy and tactical optimization of search, conversion, and acquisition fills me with dread. What made our collaboration so welcome, aside from measurable success, is Kristi’s character. Kristi runs an agile team, blending planned projects with exception management to ensure people like me could get the help they needed when required.

– Amelia Edwards, Head of Marketing at DiUS

You’ve already done the hard part. You built a killer product that solves real problems.

Now let’s make it even better.

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