16th December 2005

 

LUCKY JIM LANDS DREAM JOB IN GAME FIRM

 

A graduate from the University of Lincoln in Hull has secured his dream job working with one of the most respected computer games firms in the country.

 

Jim Whittamore (25), who studied Interactive Multimedia at the university in Hull, has been offered a job as an interface designer at Lionhead Studios in Guildford.

 

The winner of two BAFTA awards, Lionhead Studios is regarded as the leading computer games developer in the UK. It was founded in 1997 by Peter Molyneux and is the developer of the well known game series Black & White and Fable.

 

Jim will be working as part of an art team to produce the next generation of computer games.

 

He admits: “Without the grounding and the lecturers I had at university I wouldn’t have the skills and knowledge needed to get ahead in the industry.

 

“My senior course tutors at university were Sarah Humphreys and Richard Vickers, both of whom gave me invaluable help and support throughout my three years there. The learning advisors were also a massive help on a technical level.

 

“As part of the course we produced a dissertation in the third year and tutor Catherine Morley's advice and assistance was excellent.”

 

After months of searching for his dream job, Jim said: “I found the advert by chance and I’m so pleased I gave it a go! 

 

 “I'm really enjoying it so far, it's great being in a place where there are so many obviously talented people around you. I still can't quite get my head around it!

 

“Since it was a lifelong ambition and the role seemed to suit me so well, I thought I'd kick myself if I didn't give it a shot.”

 

You can find out more about Lionhead Studios by visiting www.lionhead.com

 

For more information contact: Becky Stonham, Press Office Assistant

01522 886042                         rstonham@lincoln.ac.uk

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