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DesignLab Schools Project: Games Design with Sophia George and Highgate Wood School

‘‘We had a really fun time on this trip and would love to do it again!’’ – Student, Highgate Wood School. The success story, both creatively and economically, of the UK gaming industry has only been fully recognised relatively recently, given how many years it has been creating some of the world’s most commercially successful […]

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A farewell Q&A with Sophia George

We will sadly be bidding our Games Designer in residence, Sophia George, goodbye in a few days time. I thought I would grab her for a few questions about her residency before she leaves. LS: What was it like to be based in the V&A for six months? SG: It was great to be based […]

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Power Up! Making Games in the Museum

The V&A’s first Games Designer in Residence, Sophia George, has now been with us for almost 6 months and the residency has given us the opportunity to explore game design with a wide variety of visitors. Although it may  seem odd for a museum to bring computer games into its work, through opening up the […]

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Game testing at the Museum of Childhood

Recently, we decided to mix things up and hold some open studio sessions at the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, as the games I design are largely aimed at children. I was sat amongst the dollhouse collection of the museum, with my sketchbook, notes, books I’ve been studying from and six iPads running my Strawberry […]

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New Year updates from the residency programme

The New Year marks just three months left of James and Sophia’s residencies! Both have a lots lined up between now and the end of March and we’ll also be welcoming our new visual artist in residence, Marcia Kure, in a few days time. Open studios are still running regularly – the dates of which […]

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Heroes & Villains: Creative Life Drawing workshop

Earlier in December we held a free game-themed life drawing session with London Drawing in my open studio. Life Drawing was something that I was taught when studying my Games Art and Design degree at Norwich University of the Arts. Life drawing is very important to games artists – in particular character designers, as they need […]

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The V&A Games Jam

We’re gearing up for our first ever games jam here at the Museum. Sophia, our games designer in residence, suggested the idea in her interview and we have managed to make it happen with the help of our Digital Team. The event will take place this Saturday and Sunday where teams will be working together […]

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The first few weeks of my V&A residency

For those new to this blog, I’m Sophia George and I will be working in the Museum until April next year developing a game design inspired by the British Galleries, which displays art and design from 1500-1900. After my residency finishes, I will be working at the University of Abertay in Dundee to create the […]

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New adventures and new faces

James Rigler and Sophia George have been with us just over a month now, and both are settling in brilliantly. James’ studio is looking busy and colourful, and he’s started to create some clay works that respond to the V&A’s architectural forms. This one is getting ready to be fired in our little kiln that […]

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Welcoming our new Artists in Residence!

On the 1st October we welcomed our new artists in residence into the V&A fold. Sophia George, BAFTA award winning games designer and one of our youngest ever residents at only 23 years old, is creating a gamers hub in the smaller of our Sackler centre studios. By the end of her six months with […]

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