Angela Beverly Bush

Senior Lecturer in Games Design

School of Journalism, Media and Performance

Victoria Building, VB019

+44 (0) 1772 89 3348

abbush@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Art, Design, Media

Bev Bush has credits on BAFTA award-winning titles by Cosgrove Hall Films for Thames TV and on many published games by Traveller’s Tales. She has worked as an environment artist with several large publishers in the games industry, including Disney Interactive, Sony, Jim Henson Interactive on games such as Mickey Mania, Bugs Life, Sonic, Finding Nemo, Crash Bandicoot and Lego Starwars.

Social Media

Twitter @angieb1970

Games Design blog

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Previously working as an Animation Background Artist, she also has credits on children’s TV programmes such as DangerMouse, Duckula, The BFG and Wind in the Willows and HRH Prince Charles film of his book, ‘Legend of Lochnagar’

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons.) Graphic Design, Manchester Polytechnic, 1978
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Manchester Polytechnic, 1979
  • Associate of the Higher Education Academy, University of Central Lancashire 2008
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, University of Central Lancashire 2011

Teaching Activities

Senior Lecturer in Games Design, Module Lead for Honours, Creative Thinking, Visual Studies and Character Design.

Publications

A board game Project concerned with young people’s participation rights, inclusion and empowerment in collaboration with Deborah Crook, Lecturer/Research Associate, School of Social Work, Care & Community.

The Hani App Project in collaboration with ‘The Global Sound Movement research group.

The Terraced House VR Project for the Forensic Science Dept. in collaboration with Dr. Brendan Cassidy

The Fabric of the Coast Mobile App Project in collaboration with Dr. Dan Bowen-Fitton.

More publications

Conferences

Women in Games Careers Conference at UCLan 2019, FABLearn Conference at UCLan 2016,

Research

Bev is interested in using gamification as an interactive and transformative tool for artistic expression to engage learning, encourage appreciation and to illustrate traditional, historical and cultural related experience. She makes paintings/drawings and digital interactive installations to develop unique artefacts associated with places that have a memorable resonance.

Projects: The Hani App Project

External Affiliations and Roles

Guest Background artist on the Rumour Mill Film by Bexie Bush, Guest Artist on ‘The Occupation’ by White Paper Games, Workshops and artwork on show at The Atkinson Gallery, Southport.

Memberships

Member of European Women In Games Group and included in The Top 100 UK Women in Video Games 2013