I DESIGN
& DEVELOPMENT

Whether it is an exciting branding project, UX work or developing a new web application being creative is what I enjoy the most!

Who is Pebble Designs?

Pebble Designs is the home of founder Dean Hodges. Dean is a passionate, creative individual with key skills in digital and development and a strong career in both graphic and web design. He won a D&AD industry leading award and a further 2 awards at Brand Meadow.

My Expertise

My career to date has taken me across the different corners of design and development. Not settling on one but enjoying what each skill brings, I love to help businesses break down the bottlenecks of communicating across both disciplines.

UI/UX

UI/UX is a mix of researching and designing a user experience system for the target user in mind. Through careful, curated discovery sessions and understanding of potential barriers, the process covers documenting, research, investigation, planning, designing and lots of testing. With my knowledge of design and development my skillset compliments this part of my service.

WEB
DEVELOPMENT

Web design and development has been the backbone of my creative career. The web is accessible through various technologies in today's world, so it is essential to keep up. With over 16 years of experience as a web developer, I have created national campaign websites for household names including Red Cross, British Heart Foundation, Barnardos, Orange, 3M and more!

BRANDING
& DESIGN

With over 16 years of industry experience in graphic and branding design, I decided to set up a business called Brand Meadow with a business partner focussing on branding and graphic design. Starting as a junior designer 16 years ago I have learnt many techniques in print processing and preparing for printer specifications achieving high-quality products for everyday needs such as business cards, marketing collateral, exhibition stands and much more! You can find more of what we do at Brand Meadow

CONSULTANCY

My unique career of being a designer and developer means that I have been able to work on exciting projects from concept through to delivery and beyond! Over the last few years, I have been working with clients and their teams on a consultant basis, helping them communicate between their designers & developers helping them to deliver a quality, finished result they are proud of.

I WON 🏆 A
D&AD GLOBAL AWARD

Recommendations

“A rare talent, it's not often you come across an expert in graphic design, front end and back end development on top of being an all-round branding guru!”
A. Hall, Product Owner @ Nomisma
“It was easy to communicate with him [Dean], he understood my aims for the website and made them a reality. Even when I asked for the almost impossible, he made it happen. He is innovative and always trying to build something new and trend focused” 
E. Hoyle, Branding & Comms

Who I Work With

I am fortunate to have a close network of freelancers, businesses and agencies with whom I work with. I believe in creating those ever-lasting connections and working in a world where we all enjoy working collaboratively.