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Teaching Staff

The BA VFX tutors place great emphasis on supporting students to be original and creative thinkers.

Saint Walker

Course Leader

Saint Walker

Saint created the VFX degree course for NUA, in partnership with key players in the UK’s Visual Effects industry. Saint was Head of Development at Creative Skillset, working on national projects like the annual Animation and VFX Showcase, and the Creative Skillset Tick, as well as new ways to bring industry and Higher Education together. Saint co-authored the popular Core Skills of VFX Handbook, the UK’s premier guide to VFX skills.

David Simpson portrait image at NUA


David Simpson

David Simpson is a Lecturer in BA (Hons) VFX, prior to which he had a busy freelancing career in VFX, Architectural Visualisation, Game content creation, Animation, and Graphic Design. Previously David was involved in developing and running a degree in Interactive Media (motion graphics). As of 2016, David has concentrated on co-authoring a Photo/Architecture book on Sachsenhausen concentration camp north of Berlin and producing a complete VR environment of the cells beneath Guildhall. Read David’s staff profile.

Studio and Workshop Technicians

  • Sam Barnes
  • Fran Wall
  • John Watson
  • Karen Milam
  • Michael Page
  • Joanne Moore
  • Josh Carver
  • Thomas Smith

Staff Profiles

To find out more about all the academic staff at NUA visit our academic profile pages.