Matt Robinson

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"My Self Directed Project allowed me to develop new software and design skills and also work on a live brief within an area I have a real passion for." Matt Robinson

Self Directed Project:

PopeArt create custom consoles for companies such as Microsoft and 2K. For my final project, I was tasked with learning 3D software, Blender, from the ground up in order to create three custom game art and console designs. In addition, I designed extras such as promotional videos and packaging design concepts.

Apex Legends Valkyrie PlayStation 5 console design:

The Division 2 PlayStation 5 console design:

Job at MAC Clinical Research

Andrew McAlinney

Achievements: 1st Class BA Honours, placement at Kin + Carta Connect & Freelance with Bearded Fellows
Progression to: Employment @ MAC Clinical Research

In joining our course Andrew had his sights set pretty high. He jumped onto
our top BA (hons) with an impressive portfolio (and qualifications to match),
but as a self-supporting mature student, recently settled in Manchester from Belfast,
he desperately needed a job to quickly follow his graduation.

Andrew’s fist unit was Professional Practice, an industry-supported unit,
centred around motion graphics. The unit is designed to be challenging and
demanding conceived through consultation with international digital design
experts Kin + Carta, the project being run my alumni Lisa Dale. Students benefit
from visiting their premises for a briefing, campus visits from Kin + Carta for
lectures and skills sessions. The unit concludes in final pitches at their
board room in competition for placement opportunities.

During these sessions’ students get a chance to make an impression on
Lisa’s team, which Andrew did – thoroughly answering the brief and taking it
further than Kin + Carta had expected… he went on to pick up a month’s
placement with them before the national Lockdown in April 2020. During Lockdown
Andrew secured himself several interviews, collaborated with Bearded Fellow’s
on two freelance projects (with one of his graduating peers) and was afforded
the unusual position of weighing up two job offers, before achieve his goal of
working and living in Manchester as a graphic designer with MAC Clinical Research.

“Honestly I’m gutted I haven’t been on the course since YR 1. The working environment’s been so much more personal, I’ve felt so much more encouragement here to do my best than I ever did on my previous course. You can really tell the difference going from being a number on a screen to a person.”

Andrew McAlinney

Final Major Project – Data Diner / Walkthrough Video

Kin + Carta Connect Project Below:

Kin + Carta Project – Saucy Fish / 15 Sec Advert
Kin + Carta Project – Saucy Fish / Instagram Marketing Concept