Careers in Digital Media – alumni Q&A panel

Careers in Digital Media poster

Wednesday 10 March at 5pm on Teams

Are you interested in a career in gaming, animation, film or web development?

As part of Creative Careers week the School of Engineering and Digital Arts is hosting a Careers in Digital Media – alumni Q&A Panel

This event has taken place. You can view the recording here

The event will be hosted by Mike Green and Blaine Epsley and will include a panel of alumni talking about their careers so far. It will be a great opportunity to find out more about working in the industry, get some advice from people who have been in your situation and have successfully broken into the industry and get your questions answered.

The alumni panel

James Dolan – YouTube Content ID Lead at ITV studios

Mark Millena – Freelance Nuke Compositor at Worldwide FX

Mariana Yovcheva – Web Developer at Soapbox

Elwaleed Suliman – Lead Animator at Industrial Light and Magic

See Elwaleed’s latest show reel.

Book for this event and get the Teams link here


Creative Careers Week 8-12 March 2021

Other events as part of creative careers week include:

Monday 8 March

Finding Experience in the creative industries (small group Q&A) – 15.00-16.00

Are you looking for work experience opportunities in the creative industries? Join this informal group Q&A to discuss ways of gaining relevant experience, job hunting resources, and how to talk about your experience.

Tuesday 9 March

Where to find Jobs in the Creative Sector (small group Q&A) – 16.00-17.00

Join this informal group Q&A to talk to us about job hunting resources, networking, social media recruiting, speculative applications and how to focus your job search in the creative sector.

Wednesday 10 March

Being a Creative Freelancer (and why you should declare yourself self-employed) – 12.00-13.00

Working freelance is a normal part of building a career in the cultural and creative industries. Come and find out about the freedoms and responsibilities of being self-employed and having a portfolio career, and make sure you are ready to go when you graduate. Will Wollen is Senior Lecturer in Drama and has worked freelance in the creative sector for over 20 years. He is currently on the Careers and Education Working Group in the Creative Industries Federation

Creating a Great CV for the Creative Industries – 14.00-15.00

This presentation will cover the do’s and don’ts when it comes to creating a great CV and covering letter for the creative industries, including how to structure a CV and how to make an impact!

Careers in Digital Media – Alumni Q&A panel – 17.00-18.00

As above. Book now!

Thursday 11 March

Maintaining a Portfolio Career and Networking strategies in the Creative Industries – 11.00-12.00

This seminar will look at the advantages and trend towards portfolio careers and how to approach networking to further opportunities for employment in the Creative Industries.

How to get a job in the Creative Industry – 13.00-14.00

Join Sam Fairbrother (Senior designer at P&W and Founder of Tern Heads) as she highlights employment changes post Covid and shares action plans that you can do now, to help secure your first job or client in the creative industry.

Friday 12 March

Creative Insight Alumni Panel – 12.00-13.00

Join us for an informal Q+A panel where recent alumni share their insights about starting their creative careers.


Please book for all these events via the links as spaces are limited