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Posted: 09/02/22

A showcase of creative minds coming to college

Experts in the creative arts industries will be sharing their knowledge and expertise at a day of talks and seminars at West Nottinghamshire College’s fifth Create Expo extravaganza.

  • Create Expo will be held on Friday 25 February at the college's Derby Road campus.png
  • Paul Colls of Fierce Kaiju attended the 2018 Create Expo showcasing his work on Call of Duty

On Friday 25 February, from 9.30am-4.30pm, those interested in the creative arts will have the chance to meet with specialists in digital games and the 3D design industry, as well as hear from music and graphics experts, while enjoying a whole host of other design-related talks and demonstrations.

Taking place in the Create Theatre, at the Derby Road campus, the event is free and includes a buffet lunch.

Guests include Jade How, head of fashion at Lockwood Publishing. She graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BA in Fashion/Apparel Design and now works on creative direction for the mobile platform Avakin Life, using her background of design and product management.

Creative director Steve Bjorck, who runs his own business, Eggbox, working with 3D, 2D media, photography and music production, will bring his creativity to the expo and speak of his experience with TV commercials, visual effects and more.

Award-wining composer and music producer Pav Gekko will speak about his skills in audio direction, music composition, sound design and mixing. His latest credits include fantasy role-play game Dawn of the Dragons 2 and Tintin Match.

Veteran in film, commercials and TV visual effects Mark Harrison will detail his work on the VFX for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which won a BAFTA. Mark’s resume also includes work on Star Trek, Assassins Creed, Thor Ragnarok and Mission Impossible: Fallout, where he took on the role as a CGI supervisor.

Illustrator and concept artist Fred Gambino will bring his experience of working in oils and acrylics as well as digital art. Fred began working in publishing, creating covers for authors such as Arthur C Clark but now works as a concept artist in the film and game industry, having worked on the Guardians of the Galaxy film.

To discover more about the event and to read more about the guest speakers, visit the Create-expo 2022 website. To book your free ticket visit What's on? | Things to do | Create Theatre website.