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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Having just recently developed a new website for Shades of Bude (their sister company). KJ Bromell, an Independant Builders Merchants in North Cornwall, wanted to refresh their website as well, so I did just that.
The result is a great new responsive site combined with custom icons for each of the pages which makes the website really easy to navigate. Thus allowing the website to be used by any age from young adults to elderly people.
If you’re looking for a web designer in Bude, then call me to discuss your requirements via the contact page.
Adam at Bude Brewery in Cornwall, approached me to produce a unique graphic for a new beer product – Porthbhud. Below are the project specifics.
As soon as I was given this brief I went to Barrel Rock with a camera and took some photos. Using these photos, I started drawing Barrel Rock and the surrounding features. However, I soon felt the design was lacking something, so I started sketching an oculus as I could wrap the legs around the Barrel Rock which would fit in nicely.
After that, the look came together really quickly and the end result put a huge smile on the faces of the guys at Bude Brewery. I can’t express how much fun this design was to put together!
I was approached by Bude Brewery to look at Summerleaze’s and Bude Sea Pool’s beer range as part of their overall branding. Although each product range had a slightly different audience and therefore a different feel they still needed to fit into Bude Brewery’s identity.
After speaking with Bude Brewery to start the ball rolling with design ideas, it was clear that after designing the Porthbud range, a unique creature for both Summerleaze and Bude Sea Pool needed to be the featured point of the designs. We both decided on using a Shark for Summerleaze and a turtle for the Sea Pool. Whilst the ideas were great, I also had to make sure the Bude Brewery’s identity was still included across both ranges. This was achieved by including Barrel Rock within in the background and/or foreground for both ranges.
Bude Brewery were delighted with the designs and couldn’t wait to start showing it off to their current and prospective clients.
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Mark from the Bude Tourist Information Centre in Cornwall, approached me to create a sign design, promoting the newly refurbished huts running alongside Summerleaze and Crooklets Beaches.
The requirements for the design were that it had to include various texts’ informing people of how they can rent and book the beach huts. The sign also needed a graphic to grab people’s attention. The finished design included a sketch of the beach huts along Summerleaze Beach, finished in a pastel effect. The colours used in the sign reflect those of the actual huts.
H.O.K Construction SW in Exeter were looking for some 3D Visualisations to visualise the student apartments as well as the student lounge and the surrounding environment.
As the client requested for the designs to be high resolution due to the requirements of the marketing campaign. I made sure from the beginning I was using 1k textures, although I could easily of switched the textures to 4k if requested and given more timescale.
The client requested for these designs to be completed before the christmas period, therefore all documents needed to be provided immediately. The client provided all the architectural documents, references and images allowing me to start modeling the buildings, rooms and objects.
While I was in the middle of the modeling stage, the client was putting together a list of all the materials and textures to be used. This furthermore, helped speed up the process.
And lastly, after the designs had been rendered using a RenderFarm. I did some tweaking in Photoshop to help pop the designs to give it more life by adjusting the colour tones and lighting.
This project was a seriously fun project to be part of! I really hope I receive projects just like this one :)
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.>> Visit Website
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
I was approached by Tourist Information Centre to integrate a 3rd party bookings system into their existing system, as a part of the website’s revamp, whilst still allowing staff at Bude TIC to continue adding/modifying new pages to the website without interfering with the booking system.
Using the 3rd Party API documentation, I set about creating a bespoke WordPress plugin to interact with the booking data from their system, using PHP as the programming language. This allowed me to develop a page showing which of the accommodations in the system were available to book, for both online and telephone/offline bookings. After a booking has been selected, the data is then passed back up to their system with the parameters arrival date, departure date and many others for them to process the booking. All this is done seamlessly between Bude TIC and the 3rd Party company. I then created a bespoke availability calendar using the data from the 3rd Party system to make it easier for the pupil when searching for a booking.
The main issue with this project was understanding how WordPress would retrieve its data from the 3rd party system when viewing an individual accommodation. The solution involved mapping accommodation entities in the 3rd party system, to the accommodations posts created in WordPress. This in turn allows accommodations to be created in the booking system, enabling staff at Bude TIC to link it to an accommodation post within WordPress.
Whilst developing the plugin, I made sure all programming standards and practices as set out by WordPress were used. This ensures any future updates to the core of WordPress does not affect the website.
For all your cornwall software development needs, get in touch by telephone or drop me a line to start discussing.
BAAM has worked with Dean for the last 2 years. He helped us set up a website for BAAMfest 2015 and it was a great experience. After the festival Dean was more than kind to help us revamp the website and personalise it. After initial brainstorming he successfully translated our sketchy ideas into a vibrant website. He has always made time to accommodate our requests and assist with hiccups. He is very easy to communicate with and is fast responsive. I particularly like his work cause he has a strong understanding of how to illustrate and communicate ideas through design. Last but not least Dean has worked voluntarily with us all this time, which speaks volumes for his ethos and character.