Once upon a time, many years ago (1989-1992), I trained as a traditional animator... I left college (WSCAD and BPCAD) and found that the world of 2d animation was shrinking by the day (sadly).
So I jumped into computer games animation. I worked at Bullfrog Productions (on Theme Park, Syndicate, Magic Carpet, Populous 2 and a few other things) then at U|C|M, at Pepper's Ghost Productions before ending up at DI (FA/18E Super Hornet, Top Gun and Top Gun 2).
By this point I had found my favoured calling and, surprisingly, it wasn't the games industry. I left to work as a youth arts centre manager for 6 lovely years before taking over the Graphics and Computer Games (digital arts units) at one of the largest FE Colleges in the South of the UK.
And then I bought an iPod Touch and installed Brushes app and everything changed. Once art apps clicked for me that was it, goodbye Mr Mouse. I took the tablet devices into the classes and found that the students were happy to join in on this growing revolution.
Accidentally I started to organise tablet art events for the students to be a part of and, over the past few years, we've hosted spaces at the World Skills Festival, the Barbican, BETT, MCM, LSCC and more. It's been a wild ride, and there's more to come.
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