Ditch the Development

Custom WordPress Development

Your second client in 2 months is asking why their website looks broken on their iPhone. Cue a 70+ hour workweek and countless headaches to try and make it work. Sorta.

Let my developer brain make your gorgeous designs look (and perform) amazing as a WordPress website because happy clients make a happy you.

Ditch The Development is a 5-week package that allows you to bring your gorgeous web design to life without touching a single line of code

Life after working together


Coding issues don't ruin that post-launch excitement for the first time in years


You spend more time on new branding projects or binge-watching Netflix with your husband


You're not limited by the templates available on Squarespace and themes you can tweak on WordPress

Kory Woodard

Development is absolutely not my thing. I love working with Krista because I finally have the freedom to create really beautiful and creative designs that my clients will love and know that it’ll actually be possible because I have an amazing developer to let take control instead of spending hours trying to figure it out myself. Plus, I love that she’s able to handle tech stuff in a way that I can’t, so I know my clients and their websites are in great hands with her.

Kory Woodard, Designer


$2500 | Currently booked out

Melissa Burkheimer

Krista saved me at least 10+ hours of sales page review time. Now, I don't dread the development stage and I can confidently refer people to a developer who does amazing work! YOU ARE A LIFE SAVER FOR DESIGNERS!

Melissa Burkheimer, Sales Page Designer

With Ditch the Development you can

  • Save yourself a week or more per project, countless late nights, and stress fighting with code
  • Save 2+ years of training and tens of thousands of dollars learning proper coding techniques
  • Create a brand and experience your client will love and not worry about the coding
Mary Miller

Krista took away so much stress around the idea of custom coding, saved me a lot of time, and in the end made the project more profitable for me. And everything she did looked exactly like my designs!

Mary Miller, Designer

What you get

  • 30-minute kickoff call
  • Custom Genesis child theme
  • Homepage
  • Blog
  • Single post
  • 3 additional pages
  • Email list integration
  • Social media integration
  • Basic SEO
  • Mobile responsiveness
  • 2 weeks post-development support

Plus extra client support

It's important that your client is excited about their launch once we're finished and feels completely supported. Along with this package they'll also receive:

  • Custom training videos
  • Installation of premium security plugin
  • Installation of premium backup plugin

Let's see if we're a perfect fit

Click the button below to fill out a questionnaire about your project and schedule an intro call. This way, we'll see if I'll be the perfect fit.

You'll hear back from me within 2 business days with a project quote or follow-up questions. From there we can get started bringing your designs to life!

Katie Williamsen

If you are spending hours playing around with code and getting nowhere, hiring Krista should be a no-brainer. She can give you back those hours so you can do the work you do best.

Katie Williamsen, Web Design Strategist

Who this is for:

  • Experienced brand and web designers
  • Website designers who want to spend less time on code (or, let's be honest, Google) and more time on design
  • Designers who want to design with complete freedom, rather than worrying about what they'll be able to code

Who this is not for:

  • Designers who love coding
  • Designers who don't create full website mockups
  • Non-designers


$2500 | Currently booked out

Krista Rae - WordPress Development for Designers

Hey, I'm Krista!

Creating memorable brands and websites is where your time is best spent. That's how you serve your clients. That's how you make an impact. And that's how you bring in the dollar bills. But the code that comes with designing those intentional websites isn't your cup of tea. Sure, you can push through and make it happen. But it takes way too long, your creativity is limited by your coding abilities, and it totally ruins the excitement as you near the end of a project.

That's what I'm here for! I'm your partner for all things code, tech, and WordPress so you can focus on the pieces of your projects that matter.

Phyllis Sa

I'm grateful to have had you on this project with me - you are always professional, efficient, and damn do you do a great job!

Phyllis Sa, Designer

Frequently asked questions

Amanda Creek

I wanted more time in my day to do things besides learning new coding skills. I love that she's organized and results driven. I have a new-found peace of mind that work is getting done - and getting done beautifully and quickly!

Amanda Creek, Designer

Kaitlyn Kessler

Working with Krista is a dream. She is organized, efficient, and able to interpret a designer’s vision. She offers advice, feedback, and has an understanding of what will actually work versus what will just look good.

Kaitlyn Kessler, Designer

The K Design Co

I've worked with several developers in the past with mixed results. With Krista, the final product has been something I'm proud to share with my client and the quality of work is amazing. Now, I'm not worried about what the final product is going to look like because I know it will be exactly as I hoped, if not even better.

Kristin Prius, Designer


$2500 | Currently booked out