My name is Ross Hall and I created Kobe Roku as a design practice. It grew out of my work creating reports, infographics and charts for clients, then and took on a life of its own. Today the practice focuses on creating fun, engaging content.
We do commissions!
If you want to have a chat about having mascots, reports or other work designed, drop us a line.
Stickers, T-Shirts and Posters?
They’re great ways of expressing who we are and bring a little happiness to our otherwise grey world. Seeing Gooner on a laptop, or someone walking around with Tabe on their chest should bring a smile to anyone’s lips.
The designs we sell are created during downtime, or as part of research projects. We don’t put finished client work up for sale.
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. Calling the practice after the design system that started it all seemed like the right thing to do.
Who knows, maybe in a year or two I’ll open a facility in Japan too!