A Personal Service
Ben takes pride in offering a friendly and personal bespoke service, catering for the individual needs and demands of each client.
Your Design Partner
Listening with care, Ben gets alongside the client to ensure a great working relationship during briefing and creative development.
Let’s get creative!
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Ben Mears - Creative Director:
Creating beautiful, targeted, engaging designs for passionate people - logos and branding, brochure and print, website development, exhibition graphics, illustration, animation, explainer videos and more. Working as The Dream Loft, Ben also collaborates with other industry professionals to manage larger projects.
Before freelancing, Ben worked in creative roles varying from Manager of Photography in a reprographics company to Creative Development Consultant on speculative TV concepts and multimedia. As well as being pretty handy with a pencil, Ben enjoys playing guitar and surfing.
If you need illustrations or graphics (digital or print), get in touch for a friendly chat about your project. Do you have something not on the list? Call anyway!
Working from the Bristol based Dream Loft home studio, Ben also animates, writes, creates storyboards, produces film pitch presentations, book trailers and more. Due to the speculative nature of many commissions, a limited portfolio of Ben's work is available to view below.
Ben is an active member of Bristol's Working Breakfast, the member driven network.
The catalyst for producing new promotional material for the company was JH booking a stand at a trade exhibition. Ben was recommended to us and from the first meeting, understood the concept for which we were aiming. Immediately he began generating appropriate and targeted ideas that worked well for all the different requirements which covered two pop-up displays, a new brochure and branding for giveaways.
As the pop-ups were to go on to existing frames, Ben liaised with the suppliers to ensure that his designs were reproduced to his exact specifications – and he did the same with the selected printers.
We were truly delighted with the results, and with Ben’s communication, help and attention to detail throughout.
I have known Ben for about a year now and have always had a keen interest in his work. I recently asked Ben to produce some business cards for me and I was really very impressed with the results. I gave him very little to go on but as he knew me and my business pretty well he came up with a design that was not only very artistic and aesthetically pleasing, I also thought that it was inspiring and conveyed exactly what I wanted. I would recommend Ben to anyone as a skilled and courteous graphic designer.
Ben has never ceased to amaze me with his creative talents. Not only has he provided me with an amazingly quick and on-point logo design that works perfectly across three businesses, but he has recently also advised on and produced an amazingly effective animation piece to complement a cornerstone video sales presentation. I have no reservations in recommending Ben to anybody who wants to provide the visual impact you need to complement and communicate your brand, your story, or your business offering.
Shout out to The Dream Loft who have done us proud with the design of our new 24 page brochure.
Easy to work with, great design and brilliant value. Thank you Ben!
“Ben has been working with me this year on my novel, designing the cover and helping format the interior to make it most pleasing to readers, and likely to be picked up. I found him highly creative, thinking outside the square and coming up with novel and stunning graphics, which make the book spring to life. As a fellow author, he gets the intricacies of plot and character development, and every time I talk to him I come away with a banquet of food for thought.”
Just a note to say thanks for everything you’ve done. Both efficient and incisive, you have really helped me move my company forward. I have no hesitation about recommending your services for anyone looking for any form of Graphic Design. Intuitive and highly skilled, without breaking the bank.
In an industry where a virtual presence is vitally important, we knew our company website would need to be classy and effective. That’s the only brief we gave Ben, and yet somehow he managed to create from that something that was exactly how we would have imagined it… if we had the skill to imagine it. He has been an invaluable support to us in our new venture and is already bringing his artistic flair to other aspects of our business.
Ben was highly recommended to me by a well known publisher. From the moment I contacted him, everything went smooth, fast and professional. The work he delivered was better than we asked for. Would certainly ask him to work for us again.
The brief was simple, Christmas fun and on brand. The eChristmas card had loads of great feedback and has been populated around the net. Ben did a great job of creating something unique and fun. A great concept that really worked for us!
Thank you again for the preliminary illustrations for both children’s stories. Here’s hoping that they work their magic with the agents and publishers.
The lady is awesome – amazing! We are so pleased and you have really picked up on where we wanted to go with it. We have no changes, we love her just the way she is.
The service that I have received from The Dream Loft has helped me to develop my business, from the very first meeting with Ben to the final outcome of the designed website, I have found this company very helpful from start to finish. I am very pleased with the website that has been developed for me and would recommend this service to others in the business that I do. If you are looking for someone that you can trust with great after sales service, then look no further.
We needed a website that was attractive and yet easy to access for people who wanted quick information about the work we do and the services we offer. We were looking for something that was sharp, contemporary and imaginative. The Dream Loft offered a personal, dynamic and insightful service that has produced all that we wanted and more. I would have no hesitation in recommending their expertise to those who want to be at the cutting edge of communication and marketing.
Ben did a fantastic job on my web site – delivering everything I needed first time. He also took the graphic I gave him and turned it into a superb animation which I will be using from now on as my company logo/ident.
Ben produced some amazing visuals for a project we were undertaking, providing designs that were bang on the money first time. We’d approached other designers who completely missed the mark. He took our brief and quickly produced just what we were after. Over time we needed to extend the production of the design which he did immediately without any fuss. I could not recommend Ben highly enough.
The Dream Loft provided an excellent & fully bespoke service for my company from start to finish: designing logos, stationary, website & email tools. Throughout the process they kept me informed of progress, were very receptive to as much input that I wanted to give, whilst at the same time happy to keep things moving forward on their own when I was busy. They also liaised seamlessly with third parties regarding copyright & printing. Overall, I cannot fault the service in any way & would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone looking to develop their business.
The Dream Loft was extremely responsive, good to work with and got everything done as rapidly as I could have imagined. They did a good bit of research to figure out the different geographical divisions during the various historical periods, and really got after it… It was not an easy project but Ben wasn’t fazed… I would highly recommend this guy.