I'm Dean, a Bude Website Designer and Software Developer in Cornwall. Available as a freelancer or contractor. 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 07929019157Email me Phone me
Custom WordPress Website/Plugin Developments. Aswell as Laravel/React/VueJS/CSS3/Sass System Developments
No WordPress templates used. Every Website is built from scratch. Custom graphics and logos/branding uniquely designed for you.
Custom built 3D models and textures for interior and/or exterior visualisations.
Wildwood Cornwall approached me to ask whether I would be interested in building a bespoke e-commerce website using WordPress and Woocommerce – I immediately said yes, of course. The requirements were somewhat different though; in that, the owners of Wildwood had a vision of the style and design of the website ready in their minds. This made the site an exciting new challenge as it is a style type that I’ve never undertaken before – I love clients that have different approaches to something that is already out there, it gives me the freedom to help a business to standout from the crowd.
As a website developer, this freedom also makes developing unique features a breeze as opposed to re configuring off-the-shelf themes and limiting the functionality and creativity of the website. One feature I was quite excited about implementing when designing the site visual, was the ability for the graphics to be hand-drawn onto the website while you are browsing. This gave it a nice unique touch whilst also making the website dynamic.
If you are looking for a website to be built from scratch, then feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements – however big or small.>> Visit Website
After two amazing challenges which raised well over 30 thousand pounds – Three Peaks Row and The Smugglers’ Challenge have now returned to take on another challenge – The Smugglers’ Return.
Having been involved in the previous challenges with the branding and websites it was an obvious choice for them to approached me. The brief was to create an umbrella branding and a central website for all previous and upcoming challenges whilst giving them complete control of the content and pictures. And most importantly to me, I had complete freedom to design the website and how it interacts to users.
I created a new brand identity reflecting something completely different to what you would typically expect from a charity whilst making you curious about what the charity is about. The result was a silhouette of a character/pirate that jumps Cornwall out at you whilst also bringing the craziness of the charity. The website was built using WordPress and a custom-built theme that allowed me to make it unique to the Smugglers instead of using a theme which looks similar to everyone else.
I am pleased with the result, especially as I had given complete freedom to be creative with not only the logo but the website as well.>> Visit Website
Holsworthy C of E Primary School is situated in the heart of Holsworthy and graded ‘good’ in all areas by Ofsted.
I was really excited when Tim from Holsworthy CE Primary School approached me to revamp their current branding and website. I have always wanted to produce a modern, fresh and engaging school website from the earliest years of my business so this provided me with the perfect opportunity – I just couldn’t wait to get stuck in.
I began by updating the current branding, giving it a more elevated, professional and refreshed look. This meant changing the branding’s colour scheme, to make it stronger and to place emphasis on the quality and care that their education provides. I decided to use blue tones so that it was welcoming to both genders which was also an important requirement.
For the website, Tim requested the ability to add news articles and pages on the website using a content management system. I decided to go one step further and use a content management system with a page builder called Elementor which provides administrative users with full control of the layout for each page. This was a perfect solution and has allowed Tim to easily create new pages as and when required.
The website needed to be easily found using search engines, have quick page load times and an intuitive user interface on both desktops and mobile devices. The end result produced a website that I really pleased with.>> Visit Website
Caroline from Kitsham Holidays approached me to look at their branding and give it a refreshed look. The aim was to make the branding more appealing to a younger generation customers and to make Kitsham stand out in a very crowded sector. This lead to a new website design, to match the re branding .
The branding produced uses a colourful and relaxing teal/blue colour scheme which appeals to both young and middle aged audiences. The shape of the logo follows a smooth curve effect to give give it a funky feel which you would not typically see associated with a holiday cottage business.
Following on from the style and feel of the branding, I decided to incorporate some bird illustrations to give the design some character and life, to make it bounce and stand out a little more. This has also helped the reader to follow the layout and flow of the new web pages.
Instead of using subtle background colours to separate the different sections, I wanted to further follow the style of the branding by using funky and quirky dashes to separate the sections. This broke one of the design rules of symmetrically, as the lines are not perfectly equal to each other, but this was the right decision for Kitsham as the are trying to appeal to younger generation of couples and families, in addition to their existing customer base.
I was delighted to be asked again by Displayset – a well established, contemporary, design and build company in Bude , to help realise their vibrant and dynamic vision of a kitchen design for a potential client. It was requested that between 1 and 3 renders need to be rendered.
Renders were carefully planned using reference material provided by Displayset. I also used further image resources, to give me the inspiration required to follow the flow and style of their vision precisely. The modern styling combined with the wood textures was a lot of fun to produce.
As with any new project I like to learn and experiment with new techniques, allowing me to improve the final render and yield better customer feedback at the end of the project. In this particular project I decided to focus on the lighting. I decided to utilise image masks of the trees in the background of the render, this gave immediate realistic results by providing leaf shadows on the back walls of the image.
I am really pleased with the end result, especially with the use of the image masks and with how much that technique improved the visual effect of the final render.
If your looking for a similar visual renders, or would like to set me a new challenge, then feel free to contact me using my contact page to discuss your visual requirements.
I was approached by an anonymous client to produce a series of External Landscape CGI Visualisations for a location in Cornwall. The brief was to showcase the opening gateway to a modern house and display how it could look before development began.
Upon being given the blueprint/architectural measurements, I started modelling the basic shapes of the landscape. This included the positioning of the gate as well as the basic shape of the trees, hedges and stones/grass. As soon as the basic landscape was approved by the client, the finer details were added such as the bump, spec and normal maps for each of the objects.
The last stage involved setting up the objects in such a way that the models closest to the camera displayed more details; this technique is known as adaptive subdivision in the 3D world.
I really enjoyed completing this visualisation project and it was nice to jump back into some 3D landscape work!
With an exciting 3D Project and clear direction, Bude Surfing Experience approached me to help develop and provide impact to their videos intros’ in order to communicate their bold and captivating surfing activities. We decided on a 3D water simulation where you would see water dripping from the logo – similar to how you would see water dripping from a surf board.
We also both decided to implement a splashing effect as soon as the video starts in order to provide more depth and impact. This gave the video intro a real hook, capturing a viewers attention and making it very impactful.
If you are looking for a 3D Designer in Cornwall then free feel to contact me using my contact page to discuss your requirements.>> Visit Website
Jane from The Look Out in Cornwall approached me looking for some 3D Visualisations to display the position and the surrounding environment of the Hut.
Having been provided the architectural drawings and measurements, 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 surroundings as realistically as possible.
It’s been some time since I had tackled a 3D project, so it was great to work on something that included a lot of nature and challenging aesthetics within the visualisation.
Update: Currently under appeal – outcome TBA.>> Visit Website
As a software developer in Cornwall, with an ever-growing client base, it was time for me to build a software solution that could help to automate my business internally. The requirement for the system was that it had to be integrated seamlessly with various API’s and automatically process the data by triggering certain actions.
At scheduled times, the systems connect to various API’s to retrieve and download the latest transactions, processing them using a custom rule-based system. This results in the various expenses being generated and assigned to certain projects and budgets automatically. This has already saved a large percentage of time.
The sending and receiving of emails, are also processed into the system and assigned to clients. A process is then triggered that analyses and profiles the sentiment and tone of the messages. This allows the system to generate a profile of whether the client is positive or neutral with their communications, combined with information such as the duration of time it takes for a client to pay their invoices.
This system is already saving me large amounts of time in various areas, from client management to managing invoices and projects. If you are looking for a software development in Cornwall, then feel free to contact me to discuss your software idea. Click here to find out how to contact me.
Mark from Bude Tourist Information Centre approached me to develop a bespoke business system to automate the booking process for the Canal Suite meeting room.
My starting point was to document a clear understanding of this projects requirements, which included a visual solution for the application’s branding and the user interface. This was then reviewed by Mark, with subsequent adjustments made based on his feedback.
It was then simply a matter of breaking the project down into weekly sprints, with the purpose of focusing on features that would benefit the users of the system. As soon as each new system feature was developed it was deployed to the live system, allowing users to benefit from the latest features as soon as possible
Overall the project involved setting up the system’s infrastructure, which consisted of:
Built to help automate and monitor online communities mentioning certain keywords in realtime, a bespoke system called Radar, uses the latest technologies in machine learning, natural language processing, laravel combined with VueJS.
The system communicates with a series of Radar scanners (raspberry pi) which load selected websites in a browser, which is controlled via a bespoke plugin that periodically checks for the given keywords.
If a match is found, an alert is sent back to the system. From here, the system will perform some cleaning tasks; such as encoding, filtering out rude words and discarding posts containing duplicates or retweets. The next task is to broadcast the new alert to users logged in. If e-mail alerts have been selected then an email will be sent, notifying the user of the new alert. Similarly, the alert will be sent to the chosen API if the option is selected.
A number of scheduled tasks also run periodically; one of the priority tasks involves performing predictions on whether the alert is interesting based on whether previous alerts of a similar ilk have been marked as interesting. Another task performs sentiment analysis which rates the emotion of the alert to detect whether it is negative or positive. One of the last tasks checks the system performs, is to define whether any of the new alerts are similar to any of the last 100 alerts – this is useful for detecting trends.
* There are a number of tasks which haven’t been mentioned to protect the intelligence of the system
If you’re looking for bespoke systems to automate your business processes, then please feel free to use my contact page here.