Hi, I'm Mel Karlik

I am a Web Designer & Front-end Developer with over 15 years of Industry Experience.

I am a Front-End Web Developer

I have a Computer Science degree & over 15 years of industry experience working as part of a development team (companies include Oracle, HSBC and Tugo Travel).


  • Proficient in HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Agile Development environment utilizing JIRA, Kanban and GIT.
  • Newest skills: SVG graphics, CSS Animations & Flexbox
  • Currently working on the front-end for all Tugo Web Applications (Grails Framework) & learning React !

I make WordPress Websites

I started a personal blog back in 2004 and soon discovered WordPress. Since then, I have done a TUN of freelance work over the years making custom WordPress sites, modifying existing themes and have even built some of my own pre-made WordPress Themes.


  • Design using Adobe Photoshop, Proficient with PHP
  • Spoke at the Wordcamp Vancouver Conference
  • Websites include:
    Real Estate, Membership, eCommerce, LMS Systems (online Courses) and Blogs
  • Currently building & updating The Vancouver Island Market (eCommerce, membership & email list integration)

I am a Digital Marketer

  • I ran my own online eCommerce site selling courses and WordPress themes where did a lot of content marketing, ran a Facebook Group, hosted webinars, created landing pages and grew an email list of over 5,000 subscribers
  • I manage Google AdWords & Facebook Ads for clients
  • Solid understanding of on-site and off-site SEO and have successfully ranked for top key-words
  • Understanding of all social media (Instagram & Facebook are my favs)
  • Currently doing lead generation for The Ryan Douglas Group ... I also built the website with WordPress of course ! 🙂