Personal Website Design - Judd Slivka - Undeniable St. Louis


Columbia, MO

When Judd Slivka, a journalism professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, decided he was ready for a new personal website design, he had a number of requests. He wanted the site to highlight his writing, he wanted it to load super-fast, and he wanted “IKEA-like simplicity.” He also wanted a new logo that incorporated a specific piece of art with personal meaning into his brand.

We went with a clean, minimalist and fairly traditional blog-style design that would showcase his writing without any fussy design elements to distract readers or slow down page load. Then we created a bold logo based around Judd’s personal mark. The end result is clean, focused and optimized to load lightening-fast so he can enhance his posts with “slower” elements like embedded SoundCloud files, YouTube videos and SlideShare presentations, which can add significant load time to pages.

Project Details

Date November 2014
Skills Logo treatment, website design, WordPress development


Make a statement with your new personal website.