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Dean Finnigan is AIE's new Head of Game Art
We catch up with Dean Finnigan, who has recently been appointed as AIE’s Head of Game Art
Dean brings almost 20 years of experience working in the games and film industry and has worked on projects such as Fable, L.A. Noire and Legend of the Guardians.
What are you expecting to bring into the role?
I’ve been working in the industry for over 20 years as a lead artist and animation director on many high profile AAA game development projects,
I have recruited and built many creative teams from the ground up and had the pleasure of working with so many talented teams of highly creative artists on some very stressful projects with tight deadlines. I have managed teams both
What made you decide to work at AIE?
AIE has a fantastic reputation providing superior quality education that is industry relevant, and a big part of the role will be constantly evaluating how we need to move forward at a pace that matches the industry. This will allow us to carry on nurturing amazing students who are competing for those jobs in the industry.
I’ve also been teaching for many years and teaching the year 2 Advanced Diploma or Game Art and Animation at AIE, I have experienced what a challenge it is to deliver our
I feel the combination of experience, managing creative teams on many diverse projects and my teaching experience will bring a good combination that compliments the requirements of this new role.
How do you feel about this new position?
I’m really excited to start working with so many talented people across all campuses and although there is a strong identity within each campus, we are all effectively working together developing AIE as an animation and VFX educator second to none.
I’m looking forward to the possibilities and challenges that this will bring both in