My name is Ross Hall and I created Kobe Roku as a place to share my design and art work. It grew out of my work creating reports, infographics and charts for clients, then and took on a life of its own.
Some of my work is for sale on Redbubble.
A lot of research went into which company would power the webshop. Redbubble was chosen as they have a good quality product and meet our sustainability objectives. Because each order is manufactured ONLY when it is ordered, there’s very little waste. They also use environmentally friendly materials in their packaging and the clothing and stickers.
And that name? What does it mean?
My wife is Japanese and was born in the port city of Kobe. The first CSS design system I created for a client had 6 layers. “Roku” is 6 in Japanese.
Kobe Roku became the name of the CSS design framework I use in web design projects. I decided to carry it over into this part of my work.
In theory we’re moving to Kobe sometime in 2020.