Anna Russell

I’m the typical Portland techno-nerd: I love books, programming, and chickens in my backyard (well, the coop’s built, but my yard still needs to be skunk-proofed before chickens move in). I graduated with a Master’s degree in Digital Publishing, and have spent the last six years in the tech industry as a Project Manager, Certified Scrum Master, and Certified Scrum Product Owner.

When I’m not coding or dreaming of my future chickens, I work in the garden with my husband and my cat. We’re working on our backyard habitat certification and trying to grow enough vegetables so that we don’t have to buy produce in the summer.

What I do

I help individuals and small business owners start their web presence, handling everything from web design, graphics, animation, and content development, to coding, Wordpress administration and custom plugin setup, and web hosting.

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I create a mobile-first, user-friendly websites so people can access your site on the go. I’ll also help you develop your brand, design, and a first round of content.


  • Digital Branding
  • Mobile-First Design
  • Custom Graphics (Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Animation (CSS3, JavaScript)
  • Content Development
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Not only can I design your website, but I can code it, set up a custom domain (yes, your very own dot com!), and set up the server to keep it running.


  • Custom Coding (HTML, CSS, JS, PHP)
  • Web Hosting
  • Server Setup
  • Ecommerce Installation
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WordPress websites are easy to maintain and manage once they’re up and running. I take care of everything from developing your theme, to setting up your plugins and how you’re going manage the site going forward.


  • Custom Theme Development
  • Admin and Plugin Setup
  • Custom Installation
  • Social Media and SEO Setup
  • Convert Old Sites to WordPress

Featured Project

"Anna Russell is a dream to work with. The Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association decided to do a major re-brand launch in 2017, and our first website needed to be the hub of our communications, information and identity. Anna easily navigated these uncharted waters with us, keeping our goals in mind and leading the design direction with professionalism and flexibility, while keeping us on calendar. We really appreciate her being on top of all of the latest technology as well as her aesthetic expertise in designing a vibrant, attractive website that will last for years to come. We feel that the website makes our organization stand out among neighborhood associations not only in Portland, but all over the country. We would highly recommend Anna Russell Designs!"

Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association Board

Get In Touch

Ready to grow your web presence? Let’s schedule coffee and go over what you need and see what I can recommend for you.