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 working on and exchange advise/ideas with other creative people.
I am heavily involved with the running of Ourzonemag.com 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 here and think I could be of service to you then I’d love to hear from you!
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2008 – present
Head of design at Ourzone Magazine
2008 – present
Part time 3D arts lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University
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
I love to set my own briefs and come up with my own ideas for submissions to websites such as Threadless.com. I have created a number of t-shirt designs which can be seen in my portfolio.
Being a part of Ourzone Magazine has opened the door to many writing opportunities. As an academic individual, I’m able to string a few sentences together! Look out for the odd review or interview in the magazine.
Photography & Video
Another 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.
Squash, football, snooker….
I’m an active & competitive person who enjoys a challenge, so staying fit is important to me, although finding time to do such activities can be a challenge in its self!