My passion for design and code comes from understanding it’s significant role in our lives and how it’s constantly shaping our future.

My name is Richard Forbes-Simpson and I'm a Front-End Designer/Coder with a strong passion for developing quality products from the ground up. I started my journey in this field over ten years ago as a Designer, but was never fully satisfied with just perfecting pixels and my desire to learn how things 'work' under the hood led me to develop my skills as a Front-End Developer. I enjoy working on projects that can offer me the challenge of solving a technical problem, or can push me creatively.

I'm a firm believer of using the right tools for the right job. There are many tools in this ever-changing digital world and ensuring I can offer clients the very best, Im constantly learning new skills and technologies to not only stay relevant, but ahead of the curve.

If you’d like to work with me or just say hi, get in touch!

My Skillset

  • UI Design
  • Responsive Web Layouts
  • HTML5 & CSS3
  • LESS & Sass
  • Javascript
  • Jquery
  • Expression Engine
  • Craft
  • Shopify
  • Wordpress


  • Web Design

    Content first, design second. This is a core design principle of ‘form follows function’ that I live by when designing for the web. This allows me to create user interfaces that are usable, functional, accessible across all platforms from the desktop to mobile.

  • Front-End Development

    I build websites from scratch using the latest browser technology to create bulletproof, accessible pages and a strong focus on attention to detail. I ensure that all platforms are considered so the user never misses out.

  • CMS

    I believe a good website needs a strong, robust content-management system to enable users to have full control over their content. I use ExpressionEngine as it’s an easy-to-use platform that allows great flexibility.

  • E-Commerce

    My preferred E-Commerce system is Shopify. It is without a doubt the easiest-to-use, full-service shopping-cart platform in existence. It’s very secure and allows us full control over site design and layout.


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