Richard Child

About Richard Child

I actually studied 3D Design at University, but one day we were asked to build an online portfolio using tools such as Moonfruit and Wix. I remember being annoyed that I couldn’t customise the design, so I started learning web development on Treehouse.

After switching career paths, my first job was at Cabify, a Spanish startup based in Madrid. Cabify designs and develops apps for personal transportation, and I worked on redesigning their iPhone and Android apps for more than 100,000 customers in 4 countries. Cabify was recognised as one of Europe’s fastest growing startups by The Next Web.

One of my greatest achievements is cycling from Falmouth to Milan, raising money for charity. The route was over 1000 miles, taking our team 2 weeks to complete. I finished my first half marathon well under 2 hours, with a time of 1:59:59.

Past projects

  • Sketch Tricks (Resources for Designers): Before selling Sketch Tricks it had reached 5500+ Twitter followers, 2300+ Medium followers and 3700+ email subscribers. As a result, I was asked to write a Sketch tutorial for Net magazine.
  • Sketch to HTML (Web Development): Similar to PSD to HTML services, Sketch to HTML has proven popular, with a large amount of enquiries coming through the website. Because of Sketch’s popularity we ended up selling the name to Xfive.
  • Hymid R&D: 3D designer, working closely with patients and hospital staff to develop Kinex, an independent living product that dramatically improves the usability of crutches. Along with an investor, I started Hymid R&D to bring Kinex to market.