Set Design - Sherlock Gnomes

Pre-Production Design for

Animation in Feature Films & TV Series.

What We Do



Red Pebble Design was set up as a platform we could use more independently to work on new animation and art concepts, either in-house or collaboratively with others who have a great idea but need design support to bring it to life.


The ideas we work on are based on a story, music, observation or memory - other projects are born out of our desire to highlight important global or local issues. Our projects vary in nature from commercial to independent.

How We Work



We include a wide range of media on our work, including 2D/3D modelling, painting and illustration, sculpture and product design.


Alongside coordinating the basic narrative and visual concept package for each project, we evaluate the prelim programme and delivery requirements and develop an outline marketing strategy in the pre-production phase. 


We often collaborate with other animation professionals, writers, artists and musicians. 


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About us



Red Pebble Design was founded by Neal Petty and Kerstin Sonnemann in January 2015 and is based in a seaside village in West Sussex.

Thanks to the internet - and a fast train link to London and Gatwick - we can work worldwide.

Neal has over 20 years experience in the animation industry and is specialized in layout, concept art, visual development and set design. He regularly works independently from Red Pebble for animation studios on short or long-term projects, both in the UK and internationally. Kerstin is an architect with extensive experience in designing and managing larger projects and a particular interest in product and graphic design and marketing.




To view Neal's latest CV please click on the PDF icon above