Unfettering Artists' Productivity and Impact

CCI - Designing Your Artist Website

April 13 - April 14, 2021

Topic: Technology Training

Provider/Presenting Organization: Center for Cultural Innovation

Location: Online Classes/Webinars


Designing Your Artist Website with Squarespace

led by Ana María Agüero Jahannes, Vibe Is Bright

Learn how to design your own artist website in this 2-part workshop that gets you the opportunities you want, whether that’s to secure grant funding, get your best work in front of the right people, or increase requests for projects. As artists we often turn designing our website into another creative project, but the process can actually be straightforward and you can check “make website” off your to-do list. And that doesn’t mean your site has to lack your personality or brand identity. This workshop is for any artist who wants to design or redesign their own website, is new to Squarespace or needs help getting focused and organized.

You’ll learn:

  • What makes an artist website effective, what’s essential to include on your site and what you can save for later.
  • How to design a wireframe -- a lo-fi blueprint that presents the structure and layout of pages, what content is displayed, and how the elements connect throughout the site.
  • How to use Squarespace to bring your wireframe to life. We’ll walk through setting up Squarespace, creating pages, page sections and element blocks to add content, applying colors and fonts and connecting your domain name.

The 2-part workshop will be held via Zoom and participation is strongly encouraged. Participants are expected to attend both sessions and complete a homework assignment in between. For homework, you’ll need: postcards/post-it notes/cut paper, a few sheets of paper and pencil for your wireframe.

Limited to 20 participants. A recording will be made available to those who register, but live participation is essential!


Ana María Agüero Jahannes is the Creative Director of Vibe Is Bright (@vibeisbright). Ana aims to rewrite the narrative of design from traditional and contemporary African diasporic and indigenous perspectives. She has crystallized an approach to support clients in engaging with uncharted territory; her favorite moment in a project is when her clients realize the potential of their own work and impact it will have. Ana also shines in the nitty gritty of design from sanding and painting to 3D modeling and pixel pushing. She also empowers creative entrepreneurs to design their own brands. Outside of work, you can find her preaching on the beauty of the color brown, scheming on how to make [insert something you could buy], training handstands and throwing down in the kitchen.
Dates: Tuesday April 13 & Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Time: 5:00-7:00pm PDT / 8:00-10:00pm EDT
Online platform: A Zoom link will be emailed to those who register. 
Cost: $30-50 (sliding scale). Please pay what you can afford. Those who are able to afford full price tickets will help subsidize those who cannot.
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT. To join the waitlist, click on the green button (below) next to the price point you would like to pay if you are admitted, complete the registration questions and click Submit. You will be notified if a space opens up.
Questions? Email allison@cciarts.org.
This workshop is made possible with support from:

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This event is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.

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To enroll in a workshop, you must first become a member of CCI and create a user name and password. CCI membership is free of charge and open to the public.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund on registration fees up to 48 hours prior to workshop date. Fees non-refundable after that date.


Event Date
CCI - Designing Your Artist Website April 13, 2021, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
CCI - Designing Your Artist Website April 14, 2021, 5:00 - 7:00 PM