Beth Downey

As Parthenon’s junior web developer, Beth has an insatiable curiosity and a desire to explore. That approach to learning helps her embrace new ideas and deliver practical, attractive website experiences for clients. Beth is one of the rare individuals who transitioned from graphic design to web development, and has displayed her deft touch in both areas. She specializes in creating custom themes for websites using WordPress. In her last role, she worked as a front-end web developer at sprclldr for more than three years, while also completing a number of web development and graphic design projects under her own company, Permelia Media. Beth is a proud fifth-generation Mississippian and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in graphic design from Mississippi State University. She moved to Nashville in 1999, where she soon established herself as a successful graphic designer for clients including Adventure Science Center, Vanderbilt University Press, The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Barry Beckett Productions.

  1. The Importance of Mobile-Responsive Website Design

    Your website is composed of engaging content that is search engine optimization friendly, you’ve alt tagged your photos to the hilt […]

  2. Breaking Things to Make Things

    Although I have years of website-building experience, I still bump up against areas of coding that aren’t comfort zones. Every […]

  3. Networking Without Nametags

    July marks my one-year anniversary at Parthenon Publishing, and I owe finding and securing this job to years of organic […]

  4. Learning About Learning

    Before I began web-development work a few years ago,  I was a graphic designer in the print world. I wanted to […]

  5. Website Themes – Buy, Renovate or Build?

    As a web developer specializing in writing WordPress code, a question I’m often asked is, “Should I purchase and use […]

  6. Unexpected Lessons at WordCamp Nashville

    WordCamp Nashville, an annual conference focusing on all things WordPress, took place in mid-September this year. Although I’ve participated and […]

  7. Why Your Website Is Like a Car

    You have a website. You either paid someone money to create it or you paid with your own time to […]