I'm Ben Bowyer, and I was born in '83 (hence BB83 in case you wondered).
I've lived in and around Oxfordshire all my life and am currently based in Lechlade on the Oxford/Gloucestershire border.
I originally trained in Graphic Design at college, and learned my trade in the traditional print background. In 2006 I moved into the world of Online Publishing. For the past 7 years I've been working as a Digital Content Manager for a large academic publisher based in Oxford. It’s here that I learned coding skills in XML/XSLT, which lead to my interest in HTML and web design.
Thanks to my existing Graphic Design skills I found that web design came naturally. I picked up the CSS/HTML languages very quickly, and have been running with it ever since.
Although I've been designing for many years, I've only recently decided to venture into the world of freelancing. I still enjoy my day job working in publishing but my real passion is for digital design. My idea behind BB83 is to offer a 'complete package' web design service for individuals and small businesses. Speaking from experience I understand the problems and pitfalls of starting a website and I know that for non-techie type people the whole process can be quite daunting. I want to make it simple and affordable, so that those with no web experience or a limited budget can get their site online easily. Perhaps the most important reason for starting BB83 is because I really love web design, and it's the perfect excuse to do what I enjoy.
If you like my designs and would like to discuss an upcoming project please get in touch.
Design around the content, don't force the content into the design. It's your content and message that matters to me. My job as a designer is to find the most effective way to deliver your content to the target audience, in a way that is unique and visually pleasing.
I believe that just because you're on a budget, you shouldn't settle for a 'cheap' looking site (of which there are thousands of shocking examples online). I will never put my name on a design that I'm not proud of.
I understand that a user is likely to leave your website if they don't find what they're looking for quickly, so I keep designs clean, clear and functional. Discoverability of content is key (but it also needs to look cool)
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