Welcome to SBD-Design.

I create websites, illustrations and logos.

Who am I?

My name is Shaun Dickens, I'm a 20-something year old graphic and website designer from Nottingham! I spend most of my days either designing, doodling, gaming or gigging in my band "Fighting Evil Is Cool!". Feel free to check out some of my works via the menu up there, or via your scrollwheel / finger (depending on your weapon of choice.)

If you would like to contact me, click here to do so!

Graphic Designs / Illustrations.

Here are some samples of my graphic design work

'bus_design', 'filedesc' => 'We launched a marketing campaign at Daily in conjunction with Nominet to promote the .uk domain name, I was asked to design a series of adverts to spec to be printed and displayed on Buses through Nottingham and Derby. This was one of them.', ), array( 'filename' => 'poster_bp', 'filedesc' => 'It was my job to create a poster to promote a gig my band was playing, knowing the client well I decided to go with a very big bright and colourful illustrative design, loosely similar to the popular TV show Adventure Time, but with all original elements and characters.', ), array( 'filename' => 'info-bedrock', 'filedesc' => 'An infographic / informative piece created for Bedrock finance (formerly EDF tax) to help explain capital allowances.

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', ), array( 'filename' => 'badluck', 'filedesc' => 'I created this T-shirt design for a competition on Threadless.com, it was one of my first times using a graphics tablet to create some art.', ), /* array( 'filename' => 'dustsplosioneffect', 'filedesc' => 'I was playing around with a HD text explosion effect for another project that was ultimately dropped, I was still pleased with the final result and wanted to include this.', ),*/ array( 'filename' => 'nl-summer', 'filedesc' => 'Working at Daily I had to create a large amount of email newsletters to send to our client database, A lot of custom header banners were created by me for use in the newsletter in order to catch the eye of the reader and make them read on. This was to promote some offers over summer, hence the minimalistic design of the banner with the ice cream.', ),/* array( 'filename' => 'poster_jb', 'filedesc' => 'I was approached by a promoter to create a poster for a gig he was throwing in Matlock featuring Jersey Budd, the artist supplied the photo, however I manipulated the image to add in the colour and to adjust the overall styling on the image, also the layout and design elements were done by myself.', ),*/ array( 'filename' => 'info-oscar', 'filedesc' => 'A top 10 benches in films infographic, all of the images were created by myself and I redrew all of the scenes for use in the infographic.

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', ), array( 'filename' => 'sophielogo', 'filedesc' => 'When Sophie Sparham asked me to redesign her website, she also asked if I could create her a new logo as well, she wanted it to include the words Radio, Writing and Ranx, and an old-fashioned cage microphone. I created the logo as shown in a vector format. Sophie loved it instantly. ', ), array( 'filename' => 'benz-purple', 'filedesc' => 'Metal band Benzokayn approached me to create a new logo for their band as their old one was looking tired and outdated, They wanted to keep the molecular benzoccaine structure in the logo somewhere as their band name was from that chemical, Knowing how the band sounds I aimed to give them something that reflected their energy and style, hence the fracturing and cracks in the design.', ), array( 'filename' => 'info-furl', 'filedesc' => '5 ingenious space saving designs infographic for furniture company called \'Furl\'

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', ),/* array( 'filename' => 'blizz', 'filedesc' => 'Local Motocross team Blizzard asked me to design a new logo for them as their current one turned out to be plagiarised from a logo used by the company Rockstar.', ), array( 'filename' => 'feature_icons', 'filedesc' => 'A set of icons I generated from scratch whilst working at Daily Internet, used on the product pages to illustrate the main features.', ), array( 'filename' => 'feiclogo', 'filedesc' => 'New logo I designed for use in my Punk Ska band Fighting Evil Is Cool!, the black and white referencing the 2 tone ska feel of the band, and the weird lettering layout and sizing to demonstrate the craziness of some of our lyrics.', ), array( 'filename' => 'oxjam_pinkonwhite', 'filedesc' => 'I was approached by Oxjam to create a logo for their Derbyshire events Taking inspiration from the famous Derbyshire Ram statue, I created the swirl to represent his horns, and then a minimalistic triangle behind to represent the Rams head.', ),*/ array( 'filename' => 'scest_medium', 'filedesc' => 'A friend of mine volunteers with his local Scouts group in Surrey, He asked if I could create them a new logo as their last one was little more than clip art. They wanted to keep the Fleur de Lis symbol in the design, so I recreated the symbol with a more angular style as I felt the subtle change helped the symbol look fresher than just a straight replication.', ),/* array( 'filename' => 'info-esl', 'filedesc' => 'A Christmas themed infographic for a company called Eat Sleep Live based on the extensive history of the Christmas tree

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', ),*//* array( 'filename' => 'info-radley', 'filedesc' => 'Radley\'s create tools and equipment for chemists and chemistry purposes, they wanted an infographic creating about the chemical truth behind popular aphrodisiacs.

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', ),*/ array( 'filename' => 'info-west', 'filedesc' => 'Westermans wanted an infographic all about famous British trains and I was given a massive amount of information for use, all of the non-photographic elements were created by me.

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', ), array( 'filename' => 'info-xmascards', 'filedesc' => 'A useful infographic created for company, Internet Ink, that gives a lot of interesting trivia on Christmas cards as well as dates for postage at the time of creation (dec 2015).

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Logos / Icons.

I've also created a few logos in my time designing.

'sophielogo', 'filedesc' => 'When Sophie Sparham asked me to redesign her website, she also asked if I could create her a new logo as well, she wanted it to include the words Radio, Writing and Ranx, and an old-fashioned cage microphone. I created the logo as shown in a vector format. Sophie loved it instantly. ', ), array( 'filename' => 'benz-purple', 'filedesc' => 'Metal band Benzokayn approached me to create a new logo for their band as their old one was looking tired and outdated, They wanted to keep the molecular benzoccaine structure in the logo somewhere as their band name was from that chemical, Knowing how the band sounds I aimed to give them something that reflected their energy and style, hence the fracturing and cracks in the design.', ), array( 'filename' => 'blizz', 'filedesc' => 'Local Motocross team Blizzard asked me to design a new logo for them as their current one turned out to be plagiarised from a logo used by the company Rockstar.', ), array( 'filename' => 'feature_icons', 'filedesc' => 'A set of icons I generated from scratch whilst working at Daily Internet, used on the product pages to illustrate the main features.', ), array( 'filename' => 'feiclogo', 'filedesc' => 'New logo I designed for use in my Punk Ska band Fighting Evil Is Cool!, the black and white referencing the 2 tone ska feel of the band, and the weird lettering layout and sizing to demonstrate the craziness of some of our lyrics.', ), array( 'filename' => 'oxjam_pinkonwhite', 'filedesc' => 'I was approached by Oxjam to create a logo for their Derbyshire events Taking inspiration from the famous Derbyshire Ram statue, I created the swirl to represent his horns, and then a minimalistic triangle behind to represent the Rams head.', ), array( 'filename' => 'scest_medium', 'filedesc' => 'A friend of mine volunteers with his local Scouts group in Surrey, He asked if I could create them a new logo as their last one was little more than clip art. They wanted to keep the Fleur de Lis symbol in the design, so I recreated the symbol with a more angular style as I felt the subtle change helped the symbol look fresher than just a straight replication.', ), ); while($count < count($design)){ $entryFilename = sprintf($design[$count][filename]); $entryFiledesc = sprintf($design[$count][filedesc]); $filepath = $filelocation . $entryFilename; echo ' '; echo ' '; echo ' '; $count++; } ?>
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Website designs.

'daily', 'filedesc' => '
Daily Internet.co.uk
www.daily.co.uk

Whilst working at Daily Internet, I completely rebuilt the front website to make it look more modern and promote our conversion rates with better designed user interface.

Visit the website here ', ), array( 'filename' => 'feic', 'filedesc' => '
Fighting Evil Is Cool!
www.fightingeviliscool.co.uk

A website built for my ska band \'Fighting Evil Is Cool!\', all elements designed and handcoded from scratch.

Visit the website here ', ), array( 'filename' => 'hallam', 'filedesc' => '
Poll app for Hallam
www.hallam.agency/poll/gbb/

An example work project for Hallam during my time there, An interactive poll made from scratch that was purposefully designed to be flexible and change to suit a client\'s brief in a very short time.

Visit the website here ', ), array( 'filename' => 'camp', 'filedesc' => '
Camp Inclusion
www.camp-inclusion.co.uk

A simple 2 page website I did for client \'Camp Inclusion\', an experience that helps 16 - 25 year olds get into video editing and capture. All elements designed and handcoded from scratch.

Visit the website here ', ), array( 'filename' => 'soph', 'filedesc' => '
Sophie Sparham
www.sophiesparham.co.uk

Derbyshire music journalist and author, Sophie Sparham, approached me to redesign her WordPress website to match her personality closer and to add new features. I drew on her iconic orange dreadlocks and her personality to create a design and logo that she adored.

Visit the website here ', ), /*array( 'filename' => '', 'filedesc' => '', ),*/ ); while($count < count($design)){ $entryFilename = sprintf($design[$count][filename]); $entryFiledesc = sprintf($design[$count][filedesc]); $filepath = $filelocation . $entryFilename; echo ' '; echo ' '; echo ' '; $count++; } ?>

Contact Me.


I have a specific set of skills...
...Mostly software-based...
You can find out what skills and experience I have by downloading my CV below, if you'd to get in touch, feel free to contact me via the form over there on the right.

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If you would like me to send you my CV, please don't hesitate to message me!