As a Lecturer in computer animation, Alec is deeply involved in the local animation & games industry within Belfast and is actively helping to grow the sector within Northern Ireland. He also helps run workshops for young people such as the Belfast 3D dojo, a non-profit group where kids get to try, learn and play with computer animation. As an artist Alec Parkin has worked in the creative hubs of London and Belfast on broad range of digital productions such as TV commercials, TV shows, and games for mobiles, console and PC. Most recently working in a small team to develop and self-publish Astralis a 3D action game for Xbox live indie games. Alec’s production experience includes industry standard 3D animation and post-production software packages and has worked primarily as a 3D generalist with a strong passion for character animation and digital composition. He continues to produce artwork and animation for games development and in turn continually increases his knowledge and methods to pass on to students at the Belfast School of Art.