Personal Biographics Web Design

Personal Biographics Web Design

Personal Biographics is a website design business specializing in personal and biographical websites

I developed Personal Biographics to help individuals identify and share what is important in their lives.

As an interviewer, writer and web designer, I help others discover their story, and help them control which parts of that story they choose to make public online.

Tell your story as you want it to be told.

Personal Website | Success Story

I built this website for Clarence "Cab" Baber in order to provide him with a platform for his unique professional experience in organic farming in Hawaii.

In a consultation with Cab, I realized that he didn't have an online presence, save for a simple Facebook page. With the help of Personal Biographics, we interviewed Cab and documented his personal story, professional background, and current areas of specialization.

Within days, Cab's business, Big Island Herbs, received new emails and phone calls.

"I specialize in organic farm consultations, and when my personal website came online, I got several large new contracts with just a few weeks. I believe the website provided the right personal background, and companies were more confident to contact me directly."

Personal Biographics Web Design | Organic Farmer Clarence Baber | Click to visit Clarence's personal website

Personal and Professional Web Design

During my career as an ethnographer, environmentalist, and social scientist, I have had the opportunity to conduct personal biographic interviews with people from many different cultures, in many different languages.

As a learning experience, developing personal biographies opened the lives and knowledge of others in a way that was mutually beneficial. I learned from each person and enjoyed documenting their lives, while at the same time, interviewees told me how they welcomed the opportunity to share their stories with me.

One early project involved filming a series of biographical interviews with the last living tribe of head-hunters in the remote mountains of central Taiwan. This later became a fascinating series of films about this incredible group of people and their fast-vanishing lifestyle.

Ethnographic Research in Taiwan

Moving on from that, I visited and interviewed people from many walks of life, including philosophers in China, archeologists in Pakistan, farmers in Ohio, environmentalists in Ecuador, safari organizers in South Africa, and university professors and educators in Cambodia, China, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Hong Kong.

From these and other adventures, I developed biographical research skills that can help others to identify the key themes in the stories of their lives.

Personal Interviews | University Filmworks

Heritage Projects | Documenting Family History

Family Research and Genealogy | Audio Visual Recording | Scanning | Photoshop | Digital Archives

Delores Arnold | Family History

Photo archival | Middletons c.1870

Photo archival | Jessie Middleton c.1875

Photo archival | Arnolds & Grays c.1950

Learn More | Contact Us

To learn more about Personal Biographics Web Design, contact Dr. Steven Martin or click on a photograph below.

About this Website

About this Website


Why and How

to Build a Personal Website

for Yourself and Others

By Steven A. Martin


I developed the courses and Learning Adventures series for this website to visually support my university presentations and public talks. The text, photos, videos and online resources throughout this website provide an accessible multimedia platform for students to follow and explore on their mobile devices, such as laptop computers, tablets, and smart phones.

International Education Online

This website showcases some of the many photos and videos from my Learning Adventures, and strongly reflects my passion for international education and travel. For students, I have a portfolio of courses that I teach, with links to relevant photo journals. Take a look at my educational talks on Eastern Civilization, featuring travel diaries from the Chinese Silk RoadPakistan, Taiwan and Tibet; or my Environmental Studies course, featuring stories from the Amazon, the Galapagos Islands, and current research on sustainable surf tourism.

Experiential Learning

I also developed this website to share my philosophy of experiential learning.

At fifteen, I left the Ohio rust belt, and went to live in a jungle valley by the ocean in Hawaii, where I learned to surf and found freedom. Now, 40 years and 40 countries later, I am a university lecturer with a Ph.D., two MAs, and over 50 published articles, living and working on the amazing resort island of Phuket, Thailand.

Wherever I went, I always took my journal and my camera.

I hope other students will do the same.

What I want to do with this website is to inspire you to leave behind your boring classroom, get out into the surf, into the world, and learn through adventure and travel – as well as from the books and teachers you meet on the way.

Develop Your Own Personal and Educational Website

To learn more about personal website design, or for help in creating your own home page, please contact me or visit

Personal Biographics Web Design | Dr. Steven Andrew Martin