Designer In A Shed

Dominic Bidmead BA Hons. CSM



2018 - Present

Designer In A Shed

Graphic designer, illustrator, video editor and occasional website builder

2005 - 2017

CavePainter Design Ltd

Graphic design and illustration business

2005 - 2014

Studio3 - 3M UK in-house studio

rolling contract – design, artwork & edit on projects across the board for all brands and businesses within 3M

2002 - 2004

VisionTribe Ltd

Creative Director – small agency with a variety of clients from music labels to food importers

About Me

Highly experienced – having worked in the industry for over 25 years, both as employee and self-employed.
Fully competent in a variety of software packages (and always working on learning more), with a solid foundation in traditional skills and methods



Graphic Design BA Hons - St Martins


Pre Foundation / Foundation - BCAD


Illustrator / Affinity Designer 80%
InDesign / Affinity Publisher 85%
Photoshop / Affinity Photo 80%
WordPress 50%
Final Cut Pro / Apple Motion 55%


Dave Pering

I asked Dominic to recreate my logo for the 3 differing brands that I trade under and gave him a guide of my ideas.
What I liked was that as well as creating what I requested, he also gave me other ideas of his own (which turned out to be better than mine).
His attention to detail and professionalism is very pleasing and I highly recommend him.

Dawn O'Shaughnessy

Sunrise Health & Beauty

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dominic. He really understood what we wanted to achieve with our website and price list redesign and he fully understood our brand identity instantly. The results were fantastic and far better than my expectations. A real pleasure to work with.

Helen McLean

I think the best thing for me was your incredible patience working with my start up – we don’t realise the work involved.
Personally I could not have worked with a big ego as I would have felt under pressure, rather than guided successfully as with you!