Purple Pen Productions is an interactive and creative agency based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 2009, we’re focused on building beautiful, effective, and affordable websites for small businesses and nonprofits.

We’re small, but mighty. We are well-known in the WordPress community for our speaking, organizing, and writing. We believe in the ideals of the open source community – collaboration, cooperation, and sharing of ideas.

We also believe in community – we are active members in the WordPress and jQuery communities in Southern California. We also helped to organize WordCamp Los Angeles in 2013 and the first annual Website Weekend Los Angeles in 2013.


Natalie MacLees • founder + principal

Natalie is a front-end web developer. She has been designing and building websites since 1996 and has worked in a variety of roles. She’s an expert at HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and bending WordPress to her will.

In 2012, she published jQuery for Designers and is currently hard at work on an updated 2nd edition. She founded and runs the jQuery LA Users’s Group and together with Noel Saw, she heads up the SoCal WordPress Users’ Group. She was also the lead organizer of WordCamp Los Angeles 2013 and the founder and organizer of Website Weekend 2013. Most recently, she became the founder of the Los Angeles Chapter of Girl Develop It.

She makes her online home at nataliemac.com and blogs at geekgirllife.com.


Bethany MacLees • office assistant

Bethany makes her home in Pittsburgh, PA and has been working in the IT field since 2003.  She is new to the WordPress community, but is currently learning!  Bethany’s goals include improving her administrative skills and possibly learning to code!  Bethany has been working with Purple Pen Productions since September 2016.