WordPress developer, UXer, and teacher with an eye for design & usability.
I’m Dave Bloom, a front-end WordPress specialist in Toronto. I help businesses of all sizes make their websites look and perform better.
Whether you’re a business looking to boost conversions with a redesign, launching a new venture and need strategic advice, or just need a solid 4-pager to replace your current offering, I can help.
Professional guidance and execution, from kickoff to launch.
I can help you highlight the key features of your product or service, incorporate those into a beautiful, cutting-edge design, and develop the entire website in an easily-editable WordPress environment.
DoorDash: Courageous Conversations
A multilignual microsite celebrating Pride Month, featuring an interactive card game meant to stimulate conversations around Acceptance, Community, Empowerment, and Individuality.Visit Site
The Avent Agency
Toronto’s premier event planners needed to break free from their old Wix site. I designed and built a snazzier one-pager, channeling my inner Don Draper for some evocative headlines paired with smooth custom entry animations.Visit Site
Inside San Francisco Real Estate
Eileen Bermingham is one of the most dedicated bloggers (15 years and counting) I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. I modernized her blog to be more responsive, cleaner, and easier to use.Visit Site
Live Oak Waldorf School
The Waldorf School in Meadow Vista is a magical place, but their website was confusing visitors and didn’t reflect the beauty of the campus. I redesigned and built the site to encourage visits/inquiries and used a custom megamenu to make it signifcantly easier to access important information.Visit Site
Kind words from happy clients.
Working with Dave has been a joy and an excellent experience. One of my friends that is a veteran of numerous national political campaigns said that my website “is the best local campaign site I have ever seen.” Thanks to Dave, I have exceeded my funding goals and my campaign is off to a tremendous start.
Gabe Albornoz, Montgomery County Councilmember
I can personally recommend Dave as a phenomenal UX guy, plus a great all-around marketing brain.
Tom Carless, https://sitespot.dev
Working with Dave is always such a pleasure and a great learning experience! His Beaver Builder module, in particular, has helped me edit our website with ease – and with no knowledge of coding! Dave takes the time to empower you with the tools and confidence you need to edit and update your own website efficiently and conveniently.
Sarah Dressel, Leaderfit
I use Beaver Builder extensively on my client sites, and have always thought the built-in animations were not as sophisticated as I’d like. I’ve been really impressed with SoulMagic’s capabilities and how much fine-tuning is possible. Dave has been super responsive and helpful for any questions that I’ve had. And my websites have that high-end look that my clients love!
Erica Neubauer, https://ericasneubauer.com
The email newsletter update was a game changer for me. I'm seeing people signing up, and Mailchimp is easy to use. Really appreciated your help with that transition.
Eileen Bermingham, https://insidesfre.com
I wholeheartedly recommend Dave Bloom to anyone seeking to enhance their online presence. His exceptional capabilities, extensive knowledge, and ability to generate innovative ideas will undoubtedly propel your website to new heights.
Rita Borges, Project Manager
Thanks to your amazing plugin and help, my team is gonna freak after the summer holiday 🙂 I'll be treated like a god LOL
Nikoline Nielsen, Art Director
How I can help your business perform better on the web.
Every website needs a little screw-tightening to get things just right. If you’re looking for fresh eyes on your project or ready to jump in with a website build, select an option below to get things moving.
I offer pre-paid blocks of my time as follows:
- 1 hour, $150 USD. A ‘power hour’ is a low-risk way to start working with me. I can give you actionable tips to level up your current offering, help you implement a custom CSS/JS fix, or just be a brutally honest soundboard.
- 2 hours, $275 USD. If you’ve got a particularly tricky problem (or need several screens audited), you might need a half-day to really get into it. Most of my active clients grab about 1-2 of these a week.
- 4 hours, $500 USD. We can get a lot done in a day. Get a personal website off the ground, build a plugin MVP, or get a detailed multi-page wireframe/design for your next big thing.
I can help you with:
- Layout & UX
- HTML & CSS
- JS / jQuery
- Design Systems
- Info Architecture
- Beaver Builder
- ACF + Custom Queries
- Plugin Development
Note: I wear many web hats, but I’m not your best bet for SEO work, React/Vue development, nor multi-month projects that require a traditional proposal/bid process. Think of me as a front-end problem solver.