MARY: A Journal of New Writing is a student run online arts journal sponsored by Saint Mary’s College of California’s MFA in Creative Writing program. Every year, MARY comes out with a creative new issue that includes Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Reviews, and Interviews. The 2015 issue of MARY presents various styles of writing and content from a diverse group of writers.


Because this website would need to be put together in a short period of time and will be used for future journal updates, I felt it was best to use the WordPress CMS and use a theme that would allow an easy and intuitive approach to editing and updating. This website launched in December 2014 and it will be archived once the Spring 2015 issue is released.

MARY: A Journal of New Writing

Mobile Ready

Using a premium template that has built-in mobile responsive code, this site is fully function on all devices, phones and tablets.

Refreshed Layout & Design

I researched several other websites that presented writings in a web format, and I feel that I created a site that uses a clean & refreshing layout that gives each visitor a pleasing experience.

WordPress CMS

With WordPress, I was able to create a simple, clean and manageable website for both the client and myself when updates are needed.

Color Palette


George Hester Design