WordPress Theme Development: Paiv Creative

Let me take you behind the scenes of a bespoke WordPress website I created for designer Maddy Russell of Paiv Creative.

Paiv Creative is a design company specialising in brand identity, print and digital design, run by designer Maddy Russell.

I’d previously worked with Maddy on a number of other projects with her including Pilates East and Beth Gladstone, so I was over the moon when Maddy reached about collaborating on her own website build.

Maddy’s previous website was built using Webflow and she wanted to move over to WordPress. She created the designs in Adobe XD and I translated them into a fully-functioning WordPress theme.

Let’s take a closer look at some of my favourite features of the Paiv Creative website:

Header slideshow

When you first load Paiv Creative website you are greeting with a full width slider that showcases some of Maddy’s work. The slides scroll automatically as as they do the background colour changes.

Maddy has full control over which images show here as well as the background colours.

Drawing lines

As you scroll down the page you’ll find these fun lines that are drawn as you scroll down the page.

You’ll definitely want to check out the live website to see these lines in action. A GIF just doesn’t do it justice!

Hidden footer

Just when you think you’ve reached the end of the page you’re greeted by little yellow surprise. I just love how this feature gives the website layers.

Filterable blog

The main blog page features a grid layout created with CSS Grid, and it uses AJAX so that posts can be filtered by category without the need to reload the page.

When you hover over the featured image for each blog post it reveals the title, publication date and post category.

Here are some kind words from Maddy herself…

“Holly is a pleasure to work with. I have worked with her on both my own website and websites for my clients and have always been thrilled with the results. Holly makes the process really clear and easy and is a pleasure to work with. As a designer it’s always great to work with people who can help bring your vision to life and Holly has definitely done that so thank you.”

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I specialise in turning designs into fully-functioning WordPress that not only look beautiful but that are also functional, strategic and fast.