Pete Medina

Designer, Developer, Storyteller

I apply my skills in design, development, and storytelling to create products that speak clearly to their indended audiance. I pride myself in creating accessible, modern, and aesthetically pleasing websites and applications.

Illustrated Pete Medina in sunglasses, black jacket, white shirt, & gray tie.

Select Projects

CSUN News & Events

Architected a solution to allow university content creators to publish news and events using WordPress for syndication across the Drupal-powered university website.

A Pixel Walks

Designed and developed a static HTML website for A Pixel Walks, my graduate thesis project that explores video gaming culture. Produced a browser game and long-form article.

The Dieline

Transitioned The Dieline from Squarespace to a custom Laravel CMS platform; designed solutions for user accounts, content importing from Submittable, and ad management.


Co-founder and content creator. Produced dozens of free tutorials on web design and development for beginenrs to learn from. Topics include HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and more.

Wrote CSS and blade templates for, a custom Laravel application for the American Institute of Bisexuality. Implemented additional features after the site was launched.

ReServices Escrow

Designed and developed a Laravel-based platform that makes it easy for escrow officers to send updates to their team or their clients. Built using Filament and Tailwind CSS.

Skills and Capabilities


  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • UI/UX Planning
  • Responsive Design
  • Art Direction
  • Brand Identity


  • Accessibility (WCAG/508)
  • SEO Optimization
  • Git Workflows
  • Node Workflows
  • Bash/Command Line
  • Composer


  • Project Planning
  • Technical Planning
  • Client Relations
  • Team Collaboration
  • Contractor Management
  • Bids/Budgeting


  • Writing
  • Photography
  • Social Media
  • Game Design


  • Figma
  • Adobe XD
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Trello
  • Slack


  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • Python


  • Laravel Development
  • WordPress Development
  • Vue JS
  • Tailwind CSS
  • Bootstrap CSS


  • Laravel Forge
  • Envoyer
  • Digital Ocean
  • GitHub
  • WP Engine

Teaching and Workshops

Advanced Web Design

January 2017–June 2018 | California State University, Northridge

Led three semesters in the CSUN art department covering advanced web design. Curriculum covered design planning, accessibility, mobile responsiveness, CSS/SCSS techniques, and PHP/WordPress development.

Interactive Multimedia

August 2018–May 2019 | California State University, Northridge

Instructed two semesters in CSUN’s multimedia department on interactive multimedia. The course encompassed concept planning, design, development, and practical implementation.

WordPress for Beginners Workshop

June 2016 | California State University, Northridge

Delivered a 3-hour workshop to CSUN design students introducing WordPress. Topics covered: theming, accessibility, useful plugins for extending WordPress and when to use them, and web hosting insights.

Customizing Bootstrap CSS Workshop

June 2017 | California State University, Northridge

Conducted a hands-on session for CSUN design students on tailoring the Bootstrap CSS framework. Emphasized node workflow setup, SCSS utilization, variable adjustments, and CSS compilation.