Mark Burgess

Seattle-area Web consultant, specializing in Drupal.

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Here are some of the websites I’ve built. On all of these I was either the sole or lead developer. I have a design background myself but often work with other designers for the graphic aspects of a project; these partnerships are indicated where appropriate.

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Drupal • Partnership with Flying Crow Creative Visit site »

Leavitt Capital

Drupal • This site for Seattle real estate developer Tom Leavitt is a great example of content-driven design. By focusing on photography at the start of the process, layout and typography came together very easily toward the end. Visit site »

Margaret Thatcher Foundation

Drupal • At its core, this is a 70,000-item database (and growing!) of the former Prime Minister’s utterances and documents. I migrated it from classic ASP and SQL Server to Drupal and Apache Solr. The site appears simple but has lots of customization to support various content types with lots of metadata, automatic linking between related items, specialized editorial workflows, etc. Visit site »

International Festival of Arts & Ideas

Drupal • This annual festival in New Haven, Connecticut features hundreds of events spread over a two-week period. Responsive design techniques make the site mobile friendly. 2012 IMA Award. Partnership with Flyleaf Creative. Visit site »

Cucina Fresca

Drupal • Drupal makes it easy for chef Bradley to add new recipes and associate them with Cucina Fresca ingredients. Partnership with Lookatlao Studio. Visit site »

CSER: Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research

Drupal • I developed the CSER Consortium site in conjunction with Gail Jarvik's group at the University of Washington. Behind the login it has lots of members-only content such as working groups, meetings, events, and categorized file uploads. The publications and presentations listed on the public side are managed using a customized batch-upload process. Visit site »


I can go as abstract and theoretical as necessary, but I generally gravitate toward the useful and people-centered side of tech. I like making websites because I like being at that intersection between human and computer, facilitating. I also like making computers do work, so I enjoy automating processes, scripting, etc.


I've been using it professionally since 2008. I am helpful in the Drupal community but not heavily involved with it.