My name is Chris Bibbs.
Web and graphic design started out a hobby for me when I was in junior high school back in 2001. My first web design experience? Tinkering with the AOL Homepage.
Wow, that was long ago.
From there, I graduated into creating websites from scratch using HTML, CSS, and PHP. I built my first website two websites as a professional in 2008. One was for a friend’s fledgling independent film studio. The other was for custom made insulated coolers. After a little bit of a layoff thanks to a career in the automotive industry, I made web and graphic design my primary occupation since 2011.
I graduate with a BBA in Finance from the University of Houston in 2015. However, before that, I was an architecture major. One of the major influences on my life as a designer has been the architectural functionalism of Frank Lloyd Wright and the modernism of architects such as Phillip Johnson and I.M. Pei. It shapes everything that I do as a web and graphic designer.
I work exclusively in WordPress. Don’t get me wrong, I can still put sites together from scratch, but I just simply choose not to. WordPress is an incredible platform, the perfect platform for marketing sites, membership sites, and smaller e-commerce websites (under 500 items).
I generally only do graphics as part of a larger web design project. As of November 2015, I no longer take on stand-alone graphic design projects, unless you are an existing web design client.
I have a three step process: assessing your needs, planning a solution, and executing the plan.