Chris Parrish Design

I founded Chris Parrish Design in 2004, while I was looking for work and deliberating about my next move.

Prior to that, I’d been working for this great company that taught me a lot about branding and innovative design. The company seemed to have a bright future. Yet suddenly it disintegrated before my eyes. It made me wonder, if I started my own business, could I build something more resilient? What were the takeaways that I needed to be mindful about?

I hatched a notion to start simply as a company of one. I offered just my design skills as the product, and kept the cost of doing business low. I wanted to do something that would help others succeed, and I figured I could assist businesses by creating websites that were more reflective of their professionalism, and less about the size of their advertising budget.

Fortunately, the timing was right, because a new tool called WordPress was putting web page creation in the hands of everyone, not just companies with internal IT departments. One of my first clients, the Oregon Section of the ASCE, asked me if I could build them a site that they could edit themselves. They wanted me to look at WordPress as a way to do that. And even though I already knew how to build websites from scratch with HTML, CSS, and Javascript, I quickly saw how WordPress could streamline the process for me, which in turn would make things more affordable for my clients. From there I was hooked.

As this Content Management System became more popular over the years, it continued to improve. Today, more than 30% of all websites worldwide are build on WordPress. And as it has evolved, my expertise with it has grown as well. I recently reached a new milestone by mastering Elementor Page Builder, a plugin that makes high end WordPress web design even easier. 

So my dream of offering big time design to the little guy has come true. Knowing how to code is still a very important part of what I do at Chris Parrish Design, because its still crucial to customizing and problem solving. But I’m so happy to be working in this field at a time where the tools are truly making website building easier for everyone.

About Me

Hello. I’m Chris Parrish, also known as Parris at DAZ3D.com. I am a web designer, graphic designer, and 3d model creator with more than 10 years professional design experience across a multitude of media. It’s been many years since I studied Visual Design at the University of Oregon, but really my education in these disciplines has been continual. I’m often asked “can you do …?”, and “no, I can’t” is a phrase I was taught to avoid. So I’m always researching new technologies, and updating my skill set to give my clients the edge.

Whatever your design needs are, I’m here to help. If you need ideas – I’ve got them. But if you know what you want or just need a little help figuring that out, I’m at the ready. I’m interested in learning about you and your business, and when you hire me, your needs and wants are always at the forefront. So if you are looking for web design, graphic design, illustration, or 3d modeling, now is a great time to get in touch. While you’re here, why not check out my Portfolio and let me know what you think.

Thanks for visiting! 


    The Little Robot That Started It All

    Aikobot Maria was the first product I made for DAZ 3D and my first venture into modeling a character in 3d. I designed her to be cute, sexy, and very hi-tech. I had hoped that Aikobot would appeal to a broad base of sci-fi enthusiasts. So naturally, I’m very proud that she has showed up in artwork all over the web. Many companies, organizations, and individuals have featured her in promotions for everything from phone apps to grocery store ads.

    For me she started an obsession with modeling mechanical curves that I may never finish. Consequently, Aikobot Maria inspired follow-up products like Bot ArmorAikobot 2Bot Genesis, and Genesis 2 Female Bot Armor. So I expect there will be more robot creations like her in my future.

    Each time I rework the idea of “Sexy Robot”, I’m working out new ways to make my products both desirable and versatile. That’s why I often design my robots so that you can use parts, like an arm or a leg, to create your own notion of a cyborg or cyber enhancement.

    My sincere hope is that creative people everywhere will be inspired by my characters and use my products to make all kinds of things I never imagined. Encouraging others to be creative is one of the most important reasons why I do what I do. I truly believe the world is a better place with more dreamers in it.

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