A Brief History
Bob Harris Design is a design company operated
by me Bob Harris with help from my girlfriend and life partner
Cynthia Thomas. I started this business around 2001 in Gainesville,
Florida as a drafting and home design company. I eventually
expanded to Graphic Design and Web Development.
Beautiful spaces, clear precise and easy
to read drawings, and a complete understanding of the project
and needs of my client are the goals I have with every move
of the mouse and every click of the keyboard.
I started out in this business around 1998
as a CAD tech working for Buffington Associates Landscape
Architects and Planning and later as a CAD tech and GIS tech
working for Genesis Group Landscape Architects, Planning and
Civil Engineering. This is where I was able to develop my
CAD and computer graphic skills. Previous to this I had earned
my Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Design at the University
of Florida and had a strong desire to move from landscape
architecture to architecture. In 2001 during my job search
I met Victor Raymos Architect. He had a sizable amount of
work and suggested I go independent and sub contract drafting
services for him. This was the birth of Bob Harris Design.
With the help of Victor I was able to learn about building
and the business of building. I then met other architects,
builders, and home owners who enlisted my services. I will
always be grateful and indebted to Victor for helping me start
out and helping my business to become the extremely rewarding
experience it is today.
Graphics and Web
In time it occurred to me that I didn’t
want to limit Bob Harris Design to just drafting. I had the
skills to do graphic design, web development, and architectural
rendering. Before attending the University of Florida I had
studied art and drawing at Broward Community College and Florida
International University. Also, after earning my architecture
degree, I went back to UF and studied HTML and Java for a
few semesters. This is where I learned the basics of web development.
I have since built web sites, designed logos and graphics,
and drew 3 dimensional presentation models for various clients.
I eventually learned PHP server side scripting language and
MySQL on my own and started building web sites that anyone
can update themselves.
I love my work and take great care in providing
my clients with the highest quality design and drawing, as
with this website and many of the projects I have been involved
with. So please take a few moments browse through it. Give
me a call, leave a comment or shoot me an e-mail if you have
any questions about my services.