Pikuseru - Motion, Web & Graphic Design
Pikuseru is the brand, trading name & alter ego of Peter Richards, a digital artist offering web, graphic & motion graphic design services.
Currently working as a lead digital designer for one of the UK's largest retailers in Worcestershire, UK, Pete also works with local, national and international clients on selected projects.
The name Pikuseru, comes from the Japanese version of the English word pixel, and was chosen because of a long term affection for Japanese art & design, and the importance of the pixel as the building block for all visual digital content.
Over the years our clients have benefited from the service, attention to detail, value & innovation we are able to offer as a small independent studio. Above all we see our customers as partners in the design process, and aim to offer content on-time, to a high standard & all at a fair price.
Some things Steve Caplin (author of how to cheat in photoshop) has said about our Photoshop work:
"An inspired work, and the execution is fantastic."
"Beautiful, compelling and truly astounding work from Pete, who has created a gloriously convincing entry."
We've Got a New Showreel...
June 2012 - Updated October 2012
We've put together a little showreel highlighting some of our recent work.
Click below to view our 2012 showreel:
Pikuseru wins Underwater Adventures Competition
We are pleased to announce that Pete Richards has picked up 1st place on the Underwater Adventures Competition hosted on the 3d-for-games.com web forum
The task was to build a game level (or a section of one) for a sideways scrolling game. The game was to only be seen from the front and needed to be split into 3 components (foreground, middle and background). The look and feel of the level was to be decided by the contestant.
Below is the animated version of our entry:
Pikuseru wins Streamliner Competition
We are pleased to announce that Pete Richards has picked up 1st place on the Streamliner Competition hosted on the 3d-for-games.com web forum
The task was to design and build a 'Streamliner' (or modify an existing design). The design was judged for aesthetically pleasing form as well as for function, provided it captured the spirit of a Streamliner.
The competition was open to use any software.
Pete decided to reinterpret the classic 1920's Bugatti Type 35 as a modern streamlined version sketching out the concept in Photoshop before powering up Maxon Cinema 4D to build and render the images.
Please click on the images below for full resolution version of submitted entries:
Pikuseru were commissioned to design and host the new website for the new European arm of Sea-Land chemical company, a USA based distributor of speciality chemicals.
The website is now live at sealandchem.co.uk
Pikuseru Helps GB Lubricant triple the visitors to its website
We've been tracking the visitors before and after our redesign of the GB Lubricants & Fuels Website. One of the key aims of the project was to increase traffic to the site via organic search results. We are very happy to announce we have been able totriple the traffic to the site.
Pikuseru update lube-media.com front page
Using Cinema 4d we've created 4 little animations that help people navigate to the main sections of the lube-media website.