Graphic & Web Design by Richard Barnes


Richard Barnes

Hello! first and foremost, thank you very much for taking the time to visit my portfolio website & blog.

I’m Richard Barnes (aka beOrangeDesign) and I’m an Essex based designer & Illustrator. I work as a freelancer on a variety of digital design platforms, from web design to 3D modelling. I don’t just use this website to showcase my work, please follow my blog, where I share the progress of projects I’m currently working on.

I am heavily involved with the running of It’s a cool online music magazine for which I am a co-founder. I design the magazine features each month whilst designing and maintaining the website along with the rest of the team. I’m also a part time 3D arts lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University.

If you like what you see and think I could be of service to you then please get in touch

Skills & Experience
3D S Max
Social Networks
Follow beOrangeDesign on DribbbleConnect with Richard on LinkedInFollow @ImRichardBarnes on Twitter
More Information


2013 – present
Production Designer at iSite

2008 – 2013
Head of Design at Ourzone Magazine

2008 – 2012
Part time 3D arts lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University

Qualifications & Awards

First Class Honors Degree
BSc Computer Aided Visualisation
Anglia Ruskin University

A Level Graphics, Maths & Physics
Colchester VI Form College

10 A-C grade GCSE’s
Honywood School, Coggeshall Essex

The Reginald Olive Memoral Prize
Awarded for “Most promising performance on the Computer Aided Visualisation course

Hobbies & Interests

Music Journalism
Being a part of Ourzone Magazine has opened the door to many writing opportunities. Being able to review the latest albums and interview some great up and coming bands is a real privilege. Look out for the odd review or interview in the magazine.

Photography & Video
A tangent from being involved in music journalism. We invested in a DSLR and it has given me the chance to finally get to grips with modern photography & video techniques. I continue to share my progress and experiences with photography & video on my blog. I have recently been working on some behind the scenes videos from our recent UK tour.
I also love to photograph cars and more specifically classic Fords. Check out some shots from the Classic Ford Show in my blog.

Squash, football, snooker, running….
I’m an active & competitive person who enjoys a challenge so staying fit is important to me, although finding time to do it can be challenging enough!

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