It's an end of an era, after 11 years and 6 months, I am leaving The Academy of Interactive Entertainment, I would like to express my thanks to everyone whom I have worked alongside me over the years, I am very much grateful, for being part of AIE’s success's and seeing my students I have taught over the years enter the industry, it all has been ever so rewarding and I feel very proud to have been a part of it all.
I also just wanted to specifically thank Lea Michael as my boss for all these years, as her leadership and guidance over the years have been invaluable, she gave me a chance to prove myself all those years ago and I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for her.
11 years, is a long time, I've seen quite the snapshot while being a teacher here. Opening of new campuses, Restructuring of AIE, new onboarding of staff, the departure of the old staff, new students, changing industry trends, new software and skills being taught, new technological advancements and the list goes on.
Ultimately as the chapter with AIE closes, this does not mean I will be leaving this industry, I will still be very much still involved in Games/VFX education, but more as a freelance and a sole trader. I also have some goals and objectives I have been wanting to pursue for years, and leaving AIE unlocks this potential. I can't exactly go too much into it right now, and everything right now is in work in progress, but you can check it out by heading to www.levelbump.com
It should forward you to a Youtube page for the time being called "Level Bump". It's empty at the moment, But I'll appreciate a subscriber. However, watch that space for more updates.
Other than that, that's all from me. I am very optimistic and excited for the future, and can't wait. I'll post back here once I am ready to do so.
All the best,