About Craig Allen

I am Craig Allen. My primary goal is to make information usable and accessible to everyone. I love open source software and even this website is built on WordPress.

I was born and raised outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I’ve been creating websites since 1995. I’m also interested in blogging, playing music, chess, running, woodturning, and lots of other things.


I currently work at a nonprofit called Lakeside doing internal and external web design and development. I wear many hats and am currently working on building their social media presence and other productions.

I have been doing freelance projects for over 20 years, but officially since 2016 as Open Waves Design, LLC. I am currently accepting new projects.


In 2016, I gave my first presentation at WordCamp Lehigh Valley called, “The True Value of Your WordPress Knowledge.” The next year I gave a presentation called, “Should You Be Using WordPress?” I’ve also spoken at local meetups in the Philadelphia area.

Side note: I’ve met some of the nicest and most generous people through the WordPress community and highly recommend getting involved in your local meetup group.