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 07929019157Email me Phone me
Custom WordPress/Magento Developments. Aswell as Laravel/React/Redux/CSS3 System Developments
No WordPress templates used. Every Website is built from scratch. Custom graphics and icons uniquely designed for you.
Custom built 3D models and textures for interior and/or exterior visualisations.
Rupert from The Falcon approached me to produce the branding for Budelicious – Bude’s Food Festival for 2018. Not to be confused with the Bude For Food Festival. BFF has been suspended. Until BFF can be reestablished, a smaller Festival will be held called Budelicious, it has the same goals and will include the same key activities.
The design styling evokes ‘modern’ design. The chalky typefaces and the simple food illustrations support this. Black was deliberately chosen as the base colour and red as the secondary colour to disrupt the food industry and announce something completely new. Typically brown and green colours are used in food industry branding designs.
If your looking to refresh or rebrand your company using a local designer in Cornwall then, click here to get in touch to discuss your requirements.
I was approached to produce branding for The Happy Turtle Company in Cornwall. The company provides plastic free solutions to companies in and around Cornwall, working indirectly with A Greener Bude and the Bude Cleaner Seas Project.
The branding consists of green colour to coincide with the environment surroundings as well as a clean quirky but clean typography. As the name suggests, a hand drawn cartoon turtle was drawn up and illustrated that acts as a mascot for the company. From here straws, letterhead, compliments slips and cups were designed based around the green and turtle branding.
Whether your an organisation, small business or a medium business feel free to get in touch to discuss your requirements.>> Visit Website
Bude & North Cornwall Golf Club were looking to update their current website to one that makes it easy for internal employees to update the site without requiring any prior knowledge of html, whilst also improving the site’s design for use as a marketing tool in attracting more members to the club.
The existing site was outdated and unfriendly to those wanting to view from their tablet or phone. The website was hard coded that required knowledge of HTML and CSS to make changes. With that in mind I refreshed the site, making it easy for them to update by using WordPress platform and of course, ensured it was appealing and easy to navigate on mobile and all other devices. Whether you are looking for membership prices or tournament results, you will be able to get there quickly and easily with their new website.
If you’re keen to give golf a go then take a look around the site for yourself.>> Visit Website
Arthur Bryants contacted me to rebrand their company with a new image, as they felt it was getting a bit stale and needed some modernising.
This project involved producing a logo that could be used across all of their marketing and printing materials as well as producing a responsive website to work effortlessly across all devices.
As a family run company, it was essential to convey the quality and uniqueness of their services as well as their incredible reputation which has been built over 50 years. Therefore, special attention had to be played to the typography used.
I created a logo that was balanced, clean, modern and suitable to sit on any background. The yellow butterfly adds a distinguished quality to the label. The style of the logo then dictated the style and layout of the website, by utilising the yellow colour as a highlight colour throughout the website.>> Visit Website
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 starts.
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 closer to the camera display more details, also is known as adaptive subdivision in the 3D world.
I really enjoyed 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 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
The Falcon Hotel approached me to develop an interface for a virtual concierge in their reception area.
The system works by updating itself every night from various sources. All of the ‘Bude Activities’ section is retrieved from the Bude Tourist Information website every night. If any pictures are added or removed, these changes will also be updated on the virtual concierge. The same is true of any content modifications.
Any events that are added to The Falcon Hotel website, are also automatically transferred to the Virtual Concierge every night.
If your looking for a bespoke software solution then feel free to contact me with your requirements by going to this page.
As an ongoing contract, my role involves developing a bespoke scraping infrastructure and UX that manages a bot, for scraping data across the internet to be analysed.
The system is built using some of the latest frameworks and technologies – Bootstrap, React, Tensorflow and Spacy. When a scrape is started, it initialises and executes a job for the bot. The bot will then scrape the data it needs whilst also performing various jobs such as getting the data ready to be stored in the system.
While its scraping, if any problems occur such as captchas, these will be dealt with automatically by the Bot. It will also log these events and send notifications for debugging purposes.
After the data has been scraped, the bot will then run a number of machine learning algorithms, such as classification and image recognition as well as identifying objects required for analysing. With every iteration the machine gets more intelligent. The machine is supervised in the form of controlling the data that it learns from.
Developing automatic website scrapers can sometimes be challenging due to how modern websites are built. Some of these challenges are the continuous layout changes, captchas, bot patterns, paginations, being anonymous, logins and websites that populate new content by continuously scrolling.
I was tasked with developing a Google Chrome Extension that would help with speeding up manual scraping. The biggest benefit of developing a plugin is that the user can load a website as if they are browsing it normally which reduces all the challenges automated scraping is faced with.
The plugin was built in such a way that it allows the user to click anywhere in the page and automatically extract the text. The text is then passed through to a system which is then translated, cleaned and mapped to certain fields in the system. A summary is also visible showing the scraping progress.
Working with Dean has been an integral part of the re-design, branding and continuous marketing of Bude and developments to the VisitBude website. He is consistently able to take our brief and work his magic in creating a strong, impactful result that has seen positive feedback from locals and visitors to the area. We continue to work with Dean on numerous projects and value his input when required.