Sarah Riazati Studio

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Web design & development


Custom web design & development, for new sites or redesign projects

WordPress, Squarespace & Shopify custom themes

Content & information architecture strategy

DIY web project strategy & workflow consultation sessions

Site maintenance & webmaster service packages

Recent projects

Durham for All

For this local political non-profit web redesign, I built a WordPress theme from scratch featuring custom features like robust form-building options, and a bespoke publishing toolkit for the webmasters to easily create modular photo-centric templates on their own. Visit site.

Scalawag Magazine

For this online & print magazine web redesign, I migrated the site archive from Squarespace to WordPress, and I collaborated with the magazine’s designer to design and build a a custom WordPress theme with custom features likee a subscription sales and account management system, an archive of the print magazine, editorial publisher tools and custom ad blocks. Visit site.

Brickhouse Projects

For the portfolio website for a Brooklyn-based video production company, I offered on-demand site maintenance and webmaster services, including building new features like custom templates for new portfolio categories. Visit site.

Atlantic City Character Study

To feature this unique documentary short, I built this single-page scrolling site by hand in HTML, CSS & Bootstrap. Visit site.

MFA|EDA 2019 Thesis Exhibitions

Part-schedule, part-archive, I designed and hand-coded this responsive website to host the information about my MFA cohort’s thesis exhibitions. Visit site.

Covert Docs

For the series of curated documentaries distributed in furtive, unconventional ways, I designed and built this site using HTML, CSS & Bootstrap. Visit site.

Everyday Magic

For this online & brick-and-mortar store, I designed and built this e-commerce site in Shopify which launched with hundreds of products, and later implemented features like custom credit card processing and an events calendar. Visit site.


I’m a designer, developer and web content strategist based in Durham, North Carolina. I have ten years of experience designing and building websites that are easy to use and easy to maintain for my clients, which have included corporate agencies, online stores, small businesses, digital exhibitions, and more.

In addition to my experience as a designer, developer and interactive producer, I have a decade of experience as a filmmaker and I hold a masters degree in documentary art. I am also a professor of web communication and filmmaking. You can learn more about my non-web work here.

Get in Touch

Send me an email at sarahriazati (at), or use the form below to send me a message.