About

I'm Chris Porter, a designer, front-end developer, beat maker, photographer & entrepreneur. I help entrepreneurs, startups & small businesses with their digital systems. This includes websites, product design, productivity system & business automation.

The Timeline

2019Q1

Digital nomading in LA

Back to LA I go as I continue on my journey, meet back up with current clients & spend time with friends.

2018Q4

Digital nomading in DC

To start on a few projects with my business partner, Stephen Miller, I needed to stay in DC for a bit. So I got to do some nomading in DC.

2018Q4

SSFN

Stephen Miller & I started SSFN, a studio venture that provides products & services for freelancers, entrepreneurs & startups.

2018Q4

Newscrack

Newscrack is an app that allows you to organize online news sources the way you want. My role was User Interface Designer, crafting the design system & app design.

2013Q4

Paystr

Helped create the admin experience for users to manage their Paystr media & account.

2012Q2

HRCloud

Helped improve the digital human resource experience through UX/UI Design.

2011Q4

Bonqo

My first startup design job. My role was to improve the user experience and design of the website.

2011Q3

Moved to Los Angeles

Ready to do more, I moved to Los Angeles, and stayed on my friend, Ben Tang's couch for a few months. Got my own place after six months.

2010Q4

Started First Design Studio

Partnered with my best friend, Ashley Steele to create our first design studio called That's Genius.

2009Q2

Graduated from College

Finished my degree at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interactive Media Design.

2007Q2

Buzzhoney

Started my first full-time design job at Buzzhoney in Pittsburgh, PA. I was apart of a team that helped Pittsburgh area companies with their marketing design and web presence.

2005Q3

First day at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Took my first college class in Pittsburgh, majoring in Interactive Media Design. Also met some great people that I'm still friends with to this day.

2005Q2

Graduated High School

Grabbed up my highschool degree from Shaw High School in East Cleveland, Ohio

2004Q2

Started First Freelance Design Business

HeatedGFX was born with plenty of people contacting me to build their website, mixtape covers and logos.

Started making beats

Got the idea to start making beats from one of my mentors. Downloaded a cracked version of FL Studio, then purchased it a bit later.

2003Q1

East Cleveland City Schools

My role was an intern I/T specialist, fixing computers across the school district. We dealt with setting up computer labs, updating computers, and maintaining the network.

Started making beats

Got the idea to start making beats from one of my mentors. Downloaded a cracked version of FL Studio, then purchased it a bit later.

1999Q2

Build my first website

I've started learning web design around this time and finally built my first website. So embarrased.

Started my first business

People in my neighborhood kept asking me to rid their computer of viruses, so I started charging. Soon after, it became my first business.

1996Q1
Macintosh 128k

Got my first computer

The Macintosh 128k was my first computer. Played a lot of Simcity 2000 and Apache Strike.

1989Q1

First toys I can remember...

Was a real cash register & a Playschool keyboard at the age of 3.

1986Q3

The Birthday

Came into this world, July 8th, at 3am in Cleveland, Ohio.

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