Founded in 2007 by Ray Parkes Natural Portal is an independent design and publishing company based in Golden Bay, South Island, New Zealand. It was set up with the intention of providing positive and uplifting materials.
The business was initially a production company for an independent film we were making but has expanded and now produces printed books, eBooks, music and other digital media. Most projects are ‘in house’ but Natural Portal is also a design company that provides digital solutions for creative people that enables them to publish and showcase their work.
I have over twenty five years of experience in multimedia and have been designing websites since the web first began. I have art directed some quite large projects.
I created one of the first interactive, non linier ebooks, a ground breaking CD ROM for couturier designer Thierry Mugler and designed very many websites including one for Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones.
I co-founded and was art director of London based indi record label Chromatone.
In the early 2000’s I co-founded, was the interface designer and technical director of Yostream, one of the first ever music streaming platforms.
I am the self published author of the Rayman trilogy and have written three other books.
I am also a musician and videographer with ten years experience of making music videos and recordings.