Who am I?

About me

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Hi…I’m Paul and I like to make things, from graphic design to decorating, I’ll try it all and put everything I have into it!

I’ve grown up tinkering with computers from my parents’ first computer (remember Tiny computers?) to building my own. I’m the creative type, but not in the usual ‘every time I sit down I have to doodle’. I just like to play with patterns and effects. which is what lead me on to what I do now. I’m a graphic/web designer because I love mixing up the design and fixing problems that arise from coding.

Before I started properly getting involved in design I was creating video games…

I got a first class degree at The University of Derby (in video game development) and I then went on to work in the Industry for almost three years, unfortunately the company, like many others at the moment, couldn’t stay afloat which had caused me to rethink what I do. I now create games as a hobby whilst pursuing the graphic/web design as a full time job. I couldn’t be more passionate about both of these fields! Everything else I can do is predominantly because I needed it doing at some point or another and found that it was easier to learn and do it myself.

I’ve found that I can learn new software and languages quite quickly if it’s necessary for my work. Throughout the last 12 years I’ve been learning software and some basic languages to accomplish things that I’ve needed to do, because of this I’m an all rounder and can use practically all of the Adobe Creative Suite to a decent level, continue to make 3D models in my spare time and create basic JavaScript and php. I’ve chosen WordPress as my platform of choice in website creation as it’s so simple to get a site up and running however I’m happy to look into new and exciting alternatives.

Résumé
Illustrator 100%
Photoshop 100%
HTML5 & CSS3 95%
3D Software (Autodesk Maya, 3DS Max, Z-Brush) 90%
Indesign 85%
After Effects and Premiere 75%
Photography 65%

What can I do for you?

My Services

Web Design

Creating websites from the initial brief to the final article is something I love doing. I can create anything from single page websites to sprawling e-commerce shops. I have experience with WordPress, Drupal and Magento but can also build sites from scratch.

Graphic Design

I can create anything from wall art to packaging and would love the challenge.

Branding

I’ve rebranded Tennants UK from the old looking site it once was to what is now a bright corporate environment from an external and internal point of view. Logo design is a challenge I relish

3D Modelling

I started life as a 3D modeller making video games and so I can create production quality assets and environments for both games and high quality rendering platforms.
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Portfolio

Artwork and Projects

Clothing Designs

Clothing Designs

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Tennants UK Ltd.

Tennants UK Ltd.

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Poison Pod Room

Poison Pod Room

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Dagobah Swamp

Dagobah Swamp

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Goldeneye 007 Reloaded

Goldeneye 007 Reloaded

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Castle Black

Castle Black

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Glevering Mill Golf Course

Glevering Mill Golf Course

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Hear me roar!

The Blog

The website is almost ready

The website is almost ready

Iteration number… 5? is complete and I’m still happy with it, therefore this is the final iteration and hopefully I won’t decide to make any changes in 2015,16 or 17!

Personal Beta

Personal Beta

As I stated in my previous post I was to have a personal beta. This has gone ahead and I’ve changed anything that was mentioned. The main issue was that I felt that Crate03 didn’t look like it should have in the film so I’ve done a complete colour change and tweaked the texture a bit…

Changes for personal Beta

Changes for personal Beta

The changes that I had put in my alpha and ones that Jon had asked me to do at my alpha meeting are all (mostly) in now. Change-log: More Vines have been added throughout. I have to be careful not  to add too many as it would impact performance. R2-D2’s light now fully flashes whilst…

post-alpha

post-alpha

So after Alpha I’ve had to add some more things in as it wasn’t full enough. I’ve added some more fungus on the back of the tree and finished off the snake. some of the below was added before alpha but I had already made the video and didn’t really feel like making it again.…

Alpha

Alpha

Well Today was Alpha day. It went OK  Not as well as I hoped because I forgot to add some of the items into my scene. Which is rather stupid. Video can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjZPtobBSwk&feature=youtu.be  

Trees Take 3

Trees Take 3

So I’ve had a play with the trees and I’m now ready to show off what I have. they aren’t great but they will, in the lighting conditions of the level. manage to help populate the level without looking out of place or low quality.

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