I’m Richard Barnes, founder of RB7 Design, and this photo is of me testing a prototype Ford Cougar at altitude in Andorra a few years back. (Okay, maybe more than a few years… Stonewashed jeans, anyone?)
I started my professional life as a mechanical engineering graduate at Ford Motor Company. Rising quickly through the ranks, I gained “big corporate” experience, including in marketing, project management and working with people at all levels of the company from technician to Vice President.
But there was an itch that needed scratching. Taking the biggest risk of my life, I left Ford to pursue my dream of being a music producer.
It’s fair to say that my music had Marmite appeal, but everybody loved the website I built to promote myself. Completely unexpectedly, people started asking me if I could design them a website and a new career was born.
In the nearly 20 years since then, I’ve designed websites for everyone from sole trader to national charity. I’ve also designed an app for one of the UK’s biggest motor insurers.
It’s this breadth of experience that means I can combine design flair with unique business insight when creating websites for my clients.
I’ve deliberately chosen to keep RB7 small, bringing in only the team I need to complete each job. This not only helps me to keep costs down but also ensures that every client benefits from a direct relationship with me personally.
Drop me a message and let’s get started on building something fabulous together - I’m looking forward to hearing from you.