Game designer Sophia George is living proof that art and technology can flock together like birds of a feather!
BY FRANCESCA MOLL
Sophia George is a 23 year-old Bafta Award-winning computer games designer. After studying Games Art and Design at Norwich University of the Arts, she now runs her own company – Swallowtail Games. Tick Tock Toys, her first commercial venture into the world of gaming, won her the ‘Ones to Watch’ Bafta Award and received over 100,000 downloads within the first week of its release. She is currently Designer in Residence at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She is using their resources to research and create a brand new computer game based on a print called ‘The Strawberry Thief’ by the famous Victorian textiles artist, William Morris. Once she has completed her residency she will take her sketches and drawings to the technicians at Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland where they will collaborate on producing Sophia’s new game.
Moving On reporter, Francesca Moll went to interview Sophia in her studio at the V&A to find out how she got where she is today and where she plans to go with her career in the future… read the article here.