Luke is a freelance artist, mainly working on stylized 3D prop modelling and concept art, all with a strong link to creating fictional immersive worlds. (www.artstation.com/lukewestart). The global reach of the freelance opportunities he has created for himself, enhance his knowledge base as he supports students with similar ambitions to realise their creative potential and begin to operate as professionals within the entertainment industries themselves. Luke’s freelance experience supports students to strengthen their transferable skill sets, and their professional networks, directly supporting their continuing professional development as artists and designers.
As an artist and lecturer, Luke continues to explore ways of shaping the Animation & Games curriculum to make session content relevant, fun and up-to-date with industry practice. Luke graduated with a BA (Hons) Design for Games, has completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education at the University of Plymouth, and achieved a Masters Degree in Creative Education with a focus towards gamification in art education.