Channing Ritter

Product & visual design direction

WordPress: Releases & brand-building

Most of my work on the WordPress project is as an individual contributor — but I’ve also been involved with figuring out how to tell the unique story of each of the past few major WordPress releases to the world. The first release I worked on was Josephine, creating the release’s album cover art (a WordPress release tradition) and other release assets.

Helping with those projects gave me the familiarity I needed to step into the Design Lead role for the recent WordPress 6.0 Arturo release. This time around, I helped provide design direction on various product decisions and release assets like the album cover art. I also helped create a video to highlight new features in the release.

The impact of the work we do on WordPress is always humbling — I’m so proud to be helping build the open web with the passionate community of brilliant folks who contribute to the project.

Learn more about WordPress 5.9 Josephine

Learn more about WordPress 6.0 Arturo