About Prickly Pear Design
A simple yet creative style...
Prickly Pear Design is run by Cindy Robins, a professional freelance web designer with a simple yet creative style. Cindy handles all projects from start to finish, working closely with her clients to ensure the end-result fits their business, their budget and their needs.
At a glance…
- Hampshire born and bred
- 20 years’ full time experience of web design
- Studied at Foothill College, California for an Associate of Arts degree in Computer Graphics
- Worked for various start-up companies in Silicon Valley, California for 4 years
- Began Prickly Pear Design as a full time business in 2005
- Trusted by clients in Hampshire and across the UK
A little bit about me…
My passion for web design revealed itself during a 2 year Computer Graphics course at Foothill College in California and I really did happen to be in the right place at the right time. The Silicon Valley ‘dot com’ boom created a great demand for web designers and a fabulous opportunity for me to finish college and work for a number of US companies over a period of 4 years.
After 8 years in the USA (Florida, Texas and California), I happily moved back to the UK in 2000 where I worked as a Web & Graphic Designer for a genetics company in Havant. They relocated to the USA in 2005 and I decided to choose the freelance route from that point onwards.
Prickly Pear Design was originally established in early 2003 as a ‘spare time’ opportunity but demand and redundancy created a full time business which has been running successfully ever since.
My style is clean, simple and to the point, and this is reflected in all of the websites that I have completed over the years.
When I’m not web designing, I love walking, travelling to new places, enjoying nature, and taking photos wherever I go!
And the name?
With a distinct lack of green fingers but a love of plants, I have always been fascinated by cacti and the prickly pear grew in abundance in Texas. The flowers were stunning in contrast to the prickles and the name just seemed to fit the bill. Apparently they are edible too… just as long as you remove the spikes!