Made by Porter

Helping people design systems with minimalism & data.

I am Chris Porter, a seasoned designer, developer & audio producer for entrepreneurs. I enjoy building systems for small businesses & early stage startups.

Projects I'm working on right now


Co-founded a venture agency with Stephen Miller that designs systems for start-ups, small businesses & solopreneurs. Currently, we’re focused on building a digital system for a transportation & housing company. Visit the site.

Creative Freelance Consulting

I help teach new freelancers & solopreneurs coming from in-house teams about the aspects of freelancing. You’ll learn how to find clients, negotiate contracts, manage projects & handle your business. Book a Session.


The Beatbox Club

As a music producer, I wanted to build a simple way to showcase my production library. Most solutions offered too much, so I build my own solution. Now I want to help other music producers organize their production library. View my library.

The Project Audit System, a Notion template.

Product Audit System

Every quarter, I review all the projects I've worked on and add them to my product audit system. I add in the data and it spits out how cool the project is based on my tastes. You can download my Notion template for it here: Download the Product Audit System.



Before SSFN, I worked as a full-time freelancer designing web apps & sites for Hyrecar, Gigmor, Silicon Beach Talent & Ron Finley. Before that, I was working in-house, designing interfaces for startups like Paystr, HRCloud & Buzzhoney.

To get that level, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science from The Art Institute for Interactive Media Design. To learn about my passions, I started learning design, HTML & CSS at the age of 13.


  • Make Things SimpleSimple Things
  • Make Things UsefulUseful Things
  • Make Things ImpactfulImpactful Things