17th June 2003





A design graduate from Hull has seen his work on a BBC children’s CD-ROM showcased in a top national magazine.


Mike Rigley (28), who graduated in 2000 with a degree in Interactive Multimedia from the Hull School of Art & Design, was head programmer on a ‘Fimbles’ CD-ROM published by Cimex Media for BBC Worldwide.


‘The Fimbles - Fimbling Fun!’ is featured in depth in the June issue of ‘Digit’, the UK’s leading magazine for web, multimedia, animation and graphic design professionals.


“I am very pleased to be associated with the ‘Fimbles’ CD-ROM,” said Mike, who comes from Castle Donington in Derbyshire.


I worked closely with the illustrators and designers to try to get as near as physically possible to BBC Worldwide’s extremely high standards of education and quality.


“This meant some ridiculously late nights, but it was such a good feeling the first time I saw the finished CD-ROM in the shops.


“And the best part of working on such a high-profile project is the instant respect you gain from any five-year-old you meet!”


Mike secured his position with Cimex Media (www.cimex.com) just a few months after graduating at Hull City Hall three years ago.


The colourful CD-ROM is based on the CBeebies pre-school children’s programme ‘Fimbles’ and features animations, songs, activities and interactive games for two to four-year-olds.


This is not the first time Mike Rigley’s work has attracted attention. Two years ago a  web site he designed called ‘Puzzle Maths’ and featuring fun maths games for children won a Royal Television Society Award.


BA (Hons) Interactive Multimedia is taught at the Hull School of Art & Design, one of the University of Lincoln’s four Hull schools which will be relaunched in the city centre this September.


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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)                 email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk