Our experienced team is here to handle WordPress, so you can focus on growing your business.

With more than 10 years’ experience in designing, building and supporting WordPress sites, we help support your business goals. We have deep skills in WordPress, web design, coding, web technology and hosting, and we bring diverse business and life experience to every business we support with our pro WordPress team. We are committed to solving your website challenges!

Potion Web Studio co-founders Denis and Chanel have a passion for things at the intersection of creativity, technology and sustainability.  We strive to help business owners build better businesses through design and technology.

Potion Web Studio also offers Graphic Design services, so you have everything you need to develop your brand in one place. We design logos, brand identities and marketing elements. See some examples here in our Portfolio.

Services we offer

  • Web Design and Build
  • Web Hosting
  • WordPress website maintenance (updates, backups, security, etc)
  • Website content updates
  • Logo Design
  • Graphic Design

– Co-founder –
Software Design Engineer

– Co-founder –
WordPress Design & Support


I was so happy and relieved to find Chanel Collis to construct our NovelNetwork® website.  We tried three other web developers before learning about Potion, but our site was so complicated that none of them were able to complete the project. 

Chanel was the only one that had the technical expertise, the shared vision, and the aesthetics that we needed to create our custom designed website. I would highly recommend Potion and Chanel in particular to build and maintain your website.

Susan McBeth
Founder and CEO of NovelNetwork® and Adventures by the Book®, connecting readers with authors.

Chanel was awesome to work with. She was quick, efficient, knew exactly what to do, knew how to ask and answer questions at the level I'm at, kept me updated with what was going on, double-checked her work, and was super responsive. It was easy interacting with her and it has been a great experience. I would recommend her to anyone.

Karen Dobyns

OTD, MOT, OTR/L, Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Adjunct Faculty in OTA Program, Grossmont College, San Diego.

Chanel has been an integral part of getting my business off the ground. Last year I gave her a rough product design idea and she created a beautiful, modern design that I will be selling to my customers. Her expertise in graphic and web design has been unparalleled and I will continue to go to her for our future projects.

In addition to her design expertise, she is extremely helpful, patient, and well organized - everything you need in a business partner. I highly recommend her for any web related project and support.

Steven Willson
Create personalized stickers of your pet.

Chanel has helped us right from the beginning finding our brand. This included logo, website and collateral design. She has since then designed, created and supported multiple iterations of our website and multiple digital media elements.

Potion provides a perfect combination of beautiful design and technical execution, as well as infrastructure and security support. This is something that is rare to find from one single place. Denis and Chanel are super helpful, responsive and smart. We would highly recommend Potion Design to anyone looking for high quality support.

Anna Collard

Managing Director of Popcorn Training - a subsidiary of KnowBe4

Chanel is a member of our Hera Hub location here in Sorrento Valley. When we were looking for someone to rebuild our WordPress multi-site we wanted someone we could trust, so we turned to Chanel.

The process of building the website went very smoothly but we were also concerned about ongoing upkeep of the site. We wanted someone who knew the site well and who better than the person who built it.

Chanel has been great with managing our site: any updates we need she is on top of it, if anything ever goes wrong she is beyond willing to fix it. We are so happy we made the choice to have Chanel build our site and to continue to do WordPress support for the site afterwards.

Felena Hanson

International spa-inspired co-working space and business accelerator.

We’ve been through numerous “experts” only to be disappointed.  We encountered people who over promised and under delivered.  Chanel is a woman of her word and gets the job done efficiently. 

She also has a great design style and saw our vision of what we were creating immediately. She did an excellent job.  We now also use her for her monthly web maintenance service to keep everything running smoothly.

Dana Lam

Assisting couples to develop the best version of their relationships through connection, love and passion

Denis and Chanel have been and continue to be an integral part of our marketing effort. From website design and management to branding, we would highly recommend them to anyone wanting that personalized boutique experience with their website provider.

Todd Walling
Principal at LIGHTWORKS

A Design/Build company specializing in electrical, light, sound and home technology integration.

It was perfect to work with Potion Web Studio on our ausourire.com and sourirepassy.com websites. Chanel respected exactly our business requirements, input very wisely into some part of it to make it better, executed extremely well and was always there to go the extra mile to make us successful. She is always following up on time and it is very pleasant to work with her. I recommend without any hesitation Potion Web Studio.

Patrice Aurenty
Co-Owner, Sourire Boutique Hôtel Particulier

Boutique Hôtel close to the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Potion Web Studio has been instrumental in setting up our company website and providing continuing support to us since 2013. In addition to their extensive knowledge, we have found them to always be responsive in a very timely manner.

They are both professional and personable and willing to help out at a moment's notice. We are a small business, and Potion Web Studio's fees are reasonable. We would highly recommend them to anyone needing website services.

Bob Allen
Motorcycle Bags, Motorcycle Luggage & SUP Accessories

Chanel is amazing to work with, because she truly listens to your ideas and dreams for your brand, then helps them come to life! She designed a beautiful website for me.

She is excellent in both the work she produces and her customer service. She is always answering my questions quickly, and thoroughly. She helped me to find plugins and solutions to every capability of my website that I envisioned. She is very friendly and positive, making her very approachable and a pleasure to work with.

Sara Hernandez-Kemp
A studio where children can learn life skills from gymnastics and become better people.

I met Chanel through Hera Labs' Launch Intensive program in San Diego. I knew I could develop websites for my clients, but when I needed someone that could truly manage a ton of customization, I didn't hesitate to reach out to Chanel.

Building a complex website takes a ton of time, patience and of course revisions. Chanel was there at each step, making suggestions and providing solutions. We are thrilled with the result and look forward to using the site to attract new clients. Thank you again!!

Meredith C. McConvill

Digital + traditional marketing strategies for athletes + outdoor brands

I worked with Chanel at Potion this past year to refresh my outdated, “do it yourself” website. Chanel was easy to work with and provided great suggestions. The site feels fresh and professional and I am super excited about it....talk about leveling up!!!

I am grateful to have found someone with great understanding of both the technical aspects and creative design of websites. I would highly recommend Potion Web Studio for your project."

Janeal Ford
A nonprofit consulting firm helping nonprofit leaders achieve greater mission impact.