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I want to work in Multimedia

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    Introduction

    Multimedia covers a wide variety of job areas including web design, computer games design, advertising graphics, animation and new media. Multimedia is used in libraries, museums, security systems, cable TV, publishing houses, schools, retailers, films, games, training and video conferencing.
    Much of the work is freelance work and can be done working from home. You need to be adaptable - able to cope with constant change. Able to learn new things quickly, client focused with good team skills and able to work in project teams.
    There is a need for multimedia developers - Flash Developers, network engineers, legal and “rights” experts, publishers, graphic artists, sound experts, animators, authors/content providers, project managers, picture researchers.
    Employers look for knowledge of specific packages e.g. Flash, Dreamweaver, AJAX etc. and preferably knowledge of more than one package. There is plenty of opportunities for "skills transfer". A web-based portfolio can be valuable.

    Common job areas:

    • Web Designer/Developer
    • Multimedia Designer
    • Software Developer/Programmer
    • IT Support/Helpdesk
    • On-line publishing – editorial/design

    Three University of Kent graduates helped the film The Jungle Book win Best Visual Effects at the recent Academy Awards

    Multimedia Employment Routes

      EMPLOYMENT
      MULTIMEDIA/IT-RELATED EMPLOYMENT e.g. 

      • Web Designer or Developer or Programmer Think Media Group (6), Bell Systems (3), Site Wizard (2), Sagittarius Marketing (3), Holiday Extras (6), University of Kent (3),Adept Solutions, Goodings Media, E4Education, PPM & Associates, Smart Domain Group, Black Pig, Duration Group, SportingBet.com, Top 10, Faith the Agency, Myjoma, Encore Tickets, BKH, Adfero, Ajak Pro, IG Group, Gap 360, Dimensions Corporate Wear, PWC, Dial Media, Squiggle, Medical Pages Ltd, Deeson Group, Ambrit, Audis Partnership, Cardboard Fish, Hemscott Finance, Cashcade Online Gaming, Northpoint Consultants, Spring Digital, Portal Corporation, Royal Bank of Scotland, Kent Institute Of Art & Design, Applegate Media, Comet, Devansoft, Friends Reunited, Parenta, BAM Student Marketing, Durodata,Tesco, Dot Digital Group, 
        Content Formula, Smile-On, G-Forces Web Mgmt, One Minus One , Executive Grapevine, Dovetail Services, UK Vending Ltd. , Net Squared , Helix Websites, Yell, Interactive Red, Pure Tone, Smiths Medical, Pockit, M, BritWeb
      • PHP Developer - Cyber Interactive
      • Web Development Manager/Senior Designer Aegis/Digits Industries
      • ActionScript Programmer - Speech Link Multimedia
      • Front End Developer - Vulture
      • User Interface Developer - TUI Travel plc
      • Web Content Manager - Digital Annex
      • Multimedia Designer - The Pavement (Film Co.)/J.C Decaux/Wisdom Solutions/Wheel in London
      • Digital Designer - Hays Recruitment, Epic
      • Digital Media Co-ordinator - Kent Union
      • Design Advertising Co-ordinator - Hays Recruitment
      • Lead Creative Designer - Acceleron Internet Marketing
      • Digital Effects - Moving Picture Company
      • E-Learning Developer - NATS
      • Interactive Designer - Data Locater
      • Director of New Media - NextGen Mobile
      • Creative Marketing Media Tech'n - Drive Inc.
      • Online Marketing Ass't - Kings Fine Food
      • Games Programmer - Blaze Interactive, KUJU Zoe Mode Brighton
      • Programmer - Selex Communications
      • Technical Rigger - Autoscript
      • IT Helpdesk Advisor/Analyst - GSK/Blick, Tr. Desktop Support Analyst - Tilmanstone Salads, Junior QA Analyst - MDSL
      • Internet Administrator - Rothschild
      • Instant Management Coordinator - Microsoft
      • IT Specialist - Oxleas NHS Trust/AVC Europe
      • IT Consultant - First Clarity
      • Media Consultant - Just Consulting
      • Network Manager - Chaucer College/ School, Network Support - Smart Stop IT
      • Technical Support Analyst - Gissing Software
      • E-commerce Content Editor - First Choice, Create A Bar
      • Software Developer or Programmer - Fairmort/ Lloyds TSB/Accenture/ Logica/ Norwich Union/ McKinney Rogers/Broad Systems/Capricorn Productions/Lynx Internet /AE, Business Computer Solutions/Goldman Sachs/Sports Analysis Ltd, BYS Holdings plc, Intuitive Systems
      • IT Support - University of Kent/Pilgrim's Hospice/DST International/Ink & Media/Adastra/Poole Council/The Press Association/E.Kent Regional Health Authority, Redinet, Corus Hotels
      • Digital Marketing & Search Graduate SEO trainee - Greenlight, Marketing Campaign Manager -eCircle, Digital Marketing Ass't - University of Kent, Web & Marketing Co-ordinator - Component Force
      • Research Assistant - University of Kent (2)
      • IT Administrator - Beck Interiors, MOD Estates
      • Website Administrator - Delta Medical
      • Account Manager - Think Tank Publishing/Experian
      • Scheduling Administrator - Services Sound & Vision Corporation
      • Editor/Assistant - Lavender Blue Nadia, Williams Editing (Post Production) , Magicalia (On-line Publisher)
      • Wide End Print Operator - Prompt Side
      • Press Officer - Elemis
      • Producer/Director - Sky Arts - BSkyB
      • Junior VFX Artist - Framestore
      • Sound Designer/Editor - Zound Film Audio
      • Runner - Metro Productions, Double Negative
      • Media Trainee - Online Post Production
      • Compliance Officer - Channel 5
      • Designer - Slick Models, Achica
      • 3D Modeller/Specialist - 5th Dimension, Pinpoint Visualisations
      • 3D Visualizer - Realising Designs
      • DVD Designer - The Pavement (Film Co.)
      • Graphic Designer - Wolf Thermo Module GmbH, Cammegh Ltd, Plus Publishing, Smile Publishing, Harbex, All Perception, Telecomms Co., Online Post Production, Formula 1 Management
      • Video Graphics Artist - SG Gaming
      • Graphic/Web Designer - Blue Box Creative, The Building Register
      • Web Designer & Video Editor - Heavy Entertainment
      • Kitchen Designer - Ceasar Ceramics/Deutsche Kitchens
      • Presenter - Asian Channel Prime TV
      • Runner - Framestore
      • Learning technologist - Suffolk Univ. , IT Support/Admin - Rochester Independent College, Student IT Support Officer - St. George's Univ., Central Support Ass't - Univ. of Kent, 

      OTHER EMPLOYMENT e.g.

      • ADVERTISING: Traffic Manager - News International , Campaign Traffic Co-ordinator - Advertising.com
      • SALES AND MARKETING: Marketing Officer/Assistant - Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd, Access IT,James Villa Holidays Sales Consultant - Phones 4U, Carphone Warehouse, Technician - Action Advertising, Sales Executive - Daily Mirror, Sales Support - Clear Channel Media/Transmedia Link/Reform Technologies, Sales Assistant - PC World/Virgin/HMV/Staples,
      • TEACHING: Instructor - Wymondham College, ICT Teaching Ass't - Primary School, EFL Teacher, 
        Graduate Teacher + PGCE ICT Greenwich, Ass't Nursury School Teacher, 
        ICT Teacher (GTP) - School/Canterbury Christ Church Univ.
        Ass't Graphic Design Lecturer
         - Malta College
      • Teaching English Abroad - English in Japan (JET), EPIK Korea,
      • ADMINISTRATOR or Administrative Assistant Kingsway College, Essex County Counci, Home Office, Sujitsu Services Southbank International School, Personnel Solutions, Stockbrokers, Tesco, NHS, Safeway, Dept of Work & Pensions,South Bank University, Donor Administrator - the Tate Gallery, Ministry of Justice
      • FINANCE: Trainee Accountant - Rhodes & Rhodes, Customer Relations - Barclays Financial, Fraud Analyst - ACI Worldwide, Business Analyst - Johnson Controls, Account Systems - NHS , Vault Counter - HSBC, Case Mngr - Barclays Bank
      • Logistics Manager - Eksel Bimetal & Sahin Engine Bearings
      • Travel Agent - Lotus International
      • Customer Services - Toys R Us/Nationwide/Primark/Southern Co-operatives
      • Professional Dancer - AMCK, RAF Officer, Police Officer, Trainee Audiologist - Mansel Hearing, Managing Director - C&P Ltd, Production Management - Crenswich Gourmet Bacon, Information Ass't - NHS, Cast Member - Disney World Florida, Kite Surfing Instructor, Lifeguard, Postman, Bar Worker, Car Body Repairs Specialist, Team Leader - Sainsbury, International Project Co-ordinator - Medicys Ltd, Gym Instructor - Univ. of Kent

      SELF EMPLOYED e.g. Web Designer (7), Multimedia Designer - Blue Slug, Comic Relief, Franki & Jonny, Freelance Flash Developer, Director - Mesh Design, Multimedia Artist - Jam Flicks, Network EngineerFreelance Film DirectorVideo Producer - Illegible Studios, 3D Generalist - Two Rivers, Graphic Artist - Manga High, Software Engineer - Blue Art Computer, Social Media Consultant - TalkWeb Freelance Set BuilderFreelance DesignerHeating Engineer , Internet Sales/Laptop Technician

    Destinations of Kent Graduates

      Destinations of Kent MSc Computer Animation Graduates

      • 3D Animator/Generalist Dare
      • Computer Animator Pixel Circus
      • 3D Computer animator Lastregoe Testa Multimedia
      • Effects Assistant The Glass Works
      • Glasgow Animation - 3D Modeller
      • Sega - Functionality Tester
      • Steel Drum Studios - 3D Generalist
      • The Mill - Runner
      • Brain-Store - Junior Animator
      • Fiction Films - Gmbh Animator
      • Cinesite - Matchmover
      • Sinful Design - Freelance Graphic Designer
      • Self Employed - Computer Graphics Producer
      • Self Employed - Computer Graphic Artist
      • Freelance animator
      • Freelance Self employed
      • Cinesite - Data Operations Manager
      • Lecturer Guangzhou University
      • Demonstrator - University of Kent
      • Chaucer College - Computer Support Ass't
      • Chaucer College - Teacher
      • Creative Foundation - PR Manager
      • Canterbury Christ Church - University Teacher
      • Halifax - Administrative Agent
      • Argos - Delivery Assistant
      • Comet - Sales Assistant
      • Shepherd Neame - Bartender
      • Queen Mary College PhD
      • Diploma in Advanced Character Animation

      Destinations of Kent MSc Digital Visual Effects Graduates

      • Lucas Film - Simulation Trainee
      • Jordan Pioneers - VFX Producer
      • Rubicon Studios - Texturing & Lighting Artist
      • Technical support engineer - VFast Internet
      • MCR (Machine control room) Worker - Glassworks
      • Roto/Paint Artist - Double Negative
      • Junior VFX Artist - TT Games Owed by Warner Brothers
      • Junior compositor - Chromatica
      • Main Frame - Visual Effects Artist
      • Product specialist - The Foundry, London
      • Previz Artist - Double Negative, London
      • Home Comforts - Community Care Senior Support Worker
      • Microsoft - QA Tester
      • Sussex District Council Leisure Ass't
      • Self Employed - Visual Effects Designer
      • Self Employed - The Mill Runner
      • Self Employed Nightfire Digital Productions - Web Designer
      • Visual Effects Contractor - Self employed
      • VFX Compositor/3D Generalist Artist - Self employed
      • University of Cyprus - Research Assistant
      • Assistant Lecturer in Digital Visual Effects - University of Kent
      • University Demonstrator - University of Kent
      • Mass. Institute of Technology USA - Postgraduate Research
      • Further Study: Kent University - MSc Computer Animation

    When I was a student I was never aware that you could offer your skills in the corporate world putting into practice all areas of multimedia. I always thought my options were limited to website design, and the animators of the class had animation.
    As well as IT and educational companies corporate companies also employ many multimedia designers.  I was surprised to find that what I thought was my basic knowledge in multimedia was very much needed in areas where people’s main jobs were not related to computers. For example showing a lawyer how to watch a video on their computer, making a well designed flyer, etc.
    Seun Sarayi, Kent Multimedia Graduate

 

 

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Last Updated: 03/04/2019