I'm Ben Bowyer, and I was born in '83 (hence BB83 in case you wondered).

I've lived in and around Oxfordshire all my life and am currently based in Lechlade on the Oxford/Gloucestershire border.

I originally trained in Graphic Design at college, and learned my trade in the traditional print background. In 2006 I moved into the world of Online Publishing. For the past 7 years I've been working as a Digital Content Manager for a large academic publisher based in Oxford. It’s here that I learned coding skills in XML/XSLT, which lead to my interest in HTML and web design.

Thanks to my existing Graphic Design skills I found that web design came naturally. I picked up the CSS/HTML languages very quickly, and have been running with it ever since.

Although I've been designing for many years, I've only recently decided to venture into the world of freelancing. I still enjoy my day job working in publishing but my real passion is for digital design. My idea behind BB83 is to offer a 'complete package' web design service for individuals and small businesses. Speaking from experience I understand the problems and pitfalls of starting a website and I know that for non-techie type people the whole process can be quite daunting. I want to make it simple and affordable, so that those with no web experience or a limited budget can get their site online easily. Perhaps the most important reason for starting BB83 is because I really love web design, and it's the perfect excuse to do what I enjoy.

If you like my designs and would like to discuss an upcoming project please get in touch.

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Ben Bowyer Oxford Web Designer

★ Put the Content First ★

Design around the content, don't force the content into the design. It's your content and message that matters to me. My job as a designer is to find the most effective way to deliver your content to the target audience, in a way that is unique and visually pleasing.

★ No cutting corners...ever ★

I believe that just because you're on a budget, you shouldn't settle for a 'cheap' looking site (of which there are thousands of shocking examples online). I will never put my name on a design that I'm not proud of.

★ Stylish Functionality ★

I understand that a user is likely to leave your website if they don't find what they're looking for quickly, so I keep designs clean, clear and functional. Discoverability of content is key (but it also needs to look cool)