Claire Ritchie is a website designer and front-end developer who specialises in WordPress websites. Claire has been in the web industry since 2007 and enjoys working with clients to make their vision a reality.
Growing up I envied kids who knew what they wanted to do when they were older. I changed my mind many times over, but, from the age of twelve, I’ve always enjoyed the creative process of making websites.
When I graduated high school the web industry wasn’t a big thing in Perth. I didn’t know I could have a job creating websites, so my route into the industry was an unconventional one. I worked in administrative roles in various industries, co-ran a clothing store and label, worked in customer service roles in retail outlets, and, with my analytical skills in action, I learnt all about how these businesses operated.
I went on to complete a Diploma of Information Technology (Website Development) at TAFE and have since chalked out a career in this industry. Along the way I have been privileged to work with some incredible creatives.
Outside of building websites, I’m studying a Bachelor of Communications (Creative Services), I co-run a creative meet-up, and I’m always on the look-out for new spots around town to drink good coffee.