I'm Dean, a freelance Website Designer and Software Developer based in Bude, Cornwall. I specialise in Website Development/Graphics, 3D Graphics/Animation and Mobile Games/App Development.
If you like what you hear? Then feel free to drop me a line about a specific website design and/or graphic design project at email@example.com or by phone on 07929019157
Custom WordPress and Magento Developments.
No WordPress Templates used. Every Website is built from Scratch.
All Lighting Rigs, Textures and Models built from Scratch.
Scott from Bude Surfing Experience was looking for some flyers and leaflets to be designed promoting – Standup Paddle boarding in the Bude, Cornwall area.
Following the style of the recent advert design I did for Scott, we started setting up the initial elements in 3D space such as the titles and pictures, followed by setting up the water particles to give the poster that feeling of water dropping off.
And finally, positing the lighting rig in the appropriate places to give the poster that realistic feeling of water.
Beth from the Beach House in Widemouth contacted me to produce some menu designs for her new beach bar called The Break; for beach, tunes & ocean views overlooking Widemouth Beach.
Using the theme of this laid back, informal and chilled beach venue that epitomises North coast beach life, I set about designing the menu. I decided upon quirky design with bits cut off and no straight lines or boxes, in order to portray relaxation and that feeling of comfort, combined with musical instruments as icons.
Mark from Cornwall Carriages was looking to revamp his website. The brief included a request for the integration of a booking system for his carriage tours around Cornwall. While there are several off-the-shelf booking systems available, they were deemed overly complicated and therefore a bespoke solution was created. This solution would also mean that the booking experience could be optimised to its full potential.
Upon looking at the current website, we discussed that the colour scheme needed a refresh, in order to make the website more vibrant and promote the feel of a luxury experience. The end result is a combination of the existing colours with a vibrant ascent colour to help lift some of the important features, thus catching customer’s attention.
To further promote the custom bespoke booking system, it was decided that an animated banner would be beneficial in catching people’s attention. The end result included an animated horse and carriage running up and down with various marketing text sliding in and out of the banner.>> Visit Website
Jane from The Look Out in Cornwall were looking for some 3D Visualisations to visual the position and the surrounding environment of the Hut.
Having been provided the architectural drawings and measurements, meant I was able to produce the 3D models very quickly. Which as a result, allowed me to focus more of my time on producing the 3D visualisations as realistic as possible.
It’s been a while since I tackled a nice juicy 3D project, so it was great to work on something that included a lot of nature to it.
Update: Currently under appeal – outcome TBA.
Here are a collection of recently rendered CGI visualisations for Gecko Head Gear in Cornwall, UK.
It’s been a while since I tackled CGI simulations, so it was great to work on some water simulations. At first, I had it setup so that the physics would fire the water to the back of the helmet however, it soon became apparent that controlling the simulation was not going to be easy. In the end, I had a series of wind forces on each side of the helmet to stop the water from bouncing and exploding soo much.
Despite this, I bloody loved doing it! Go check it out at the website, as it looks even better there: geckoheadgear.com
Sign Vision, in Sidmouth, were looking for a 3D Vehicle Wrap Graphic to be printed for the Sidmouth Garden Centre in Devon. The 3D design had to be eye-catching whilst also sending out a powerful message to promote Sidmouth Garden Centres products.
After some early drawings it was obvious I was going in the right direction. From here, I gradually started modeling trees, hedges, plants and different particle systems to achieve realistic looking grass. Finally, implementing the lighting rig to bring everything to life. The design worked out better than expected really impressed with the end result :)
Client: Sign Vision in Sidmouth
Project: 3D Design for Sidmouth Garden Centre
This project was part of a 6 month task where I acted as the game artist and game developer for ‘Leopallooza: The Game’. Leopallooza is an annual outdoor event held in a wooded valley near the North Cornish coast run by a close group of friends. The site is permanent and always evolving with wooden structures making up the arena field. It started as a free houseparty in a field and although a lot more organised and sober now, we hope it still has the feel and ethos of the first.
The first step involved creating a range of characters and environments that matched the games structure and storyline as proposed by Leopallooza. This was achieved by firstly coming up with a range of characters that you would typical find within a wooden valley. From here, I started the sketching process and then progressed onto the colour schemes and then into a vector phase. I then went on to extracting the parts of the character to begin the animation process. This was repeated for all the characters and landscape assets.
The last step involved the game development for Google Android and Apple iPhone.The next few months I began developing the game in C++ so that I could port the game’s code over to iPhone and Android without having to code in two separately different languages.
To ensure continual mobile game development with ThrowEmBalls; two unique Halloween levels were designed and developed for the mobile phone game called ThrowEmBalls.
The first level consisted of throwing pumpkins into a pumpkin sack (called Pumpkin Patch) and the second level involved throwing eyeballs into a witch’s cauldron (called EyeBall Forest). Unique sounds were also implemented.
ThrowEmBalls is a brand new innovative sports mobile game (for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) allowing you to throw specific balls into sports related objects and get the highest score in 90 seconds. Great FUN!!
Top 10 Paid Sports Game* – *Top 20 Paid Arcade Game* – *Top 100 Paid App* in the iPhone Apple Store.
The mobile Apple iPhone game was developed in Bude, Cornwall using the Cococs2D Physics Engine – a 2d game engine for iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch in Objective-C. It integrated the latest Apples Technologies – Facebook & Twitter Score Sharing, Game Center (Leaderboards and Achievements), In App Store Purchases, iOS 6 Support (iPhone 5 Support) and Retina Display Support.
The brief for this project was fairly straight forward: To create a simple, yet addictive and enjoyable sports game and the result, was an interface that is friendly and easy to use by any age coupled with a game that is sooo much fun, can’t even put my iPhone down. :)
I particularly LOVED being part of this mobile app development project as allowed me to design and develop a bespoke app software development project which I wouldn’t have been able to do without this project. If you like addictive games, go grab a copy!
Dean can basically take any idea and make it happen on the computer screen