Alumni

Scene from The Lion King where Simba is held aloft
The Lion King, VFX by MPC 2019 © Walt Disney Studios EDA Alumni: Dominik Platen.

Alumni

Digital Visual Effects MSc graduate Dominik Platen worked on Disney's The Lion King

The University of Kent has a vibrant and growing alumni network. After graduation, students enter a wide range of careers in the cultural and creative industries. Many graduates also go onto postgraduate research in a broad range of specialisms.

Whether you know where you’re heading or are looking for ideas, you can find inspiration from our alumni – we certainly do.

Black and white portrait of James Bussey

James Bussey, CEO Native Origin

James received a first class honours degree from Kent before graduating in 2016 with an MArch in Architecture.

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Alice Helliwell

Alice Helliwell, Kent PHD student

Alice Helliwell completed her Master’s in History and Philosophy of Art and is now taking a PhD programme at Kent.

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Jihad Kmail, CEO AD3

Jihad Kmail graduated from Kent in 2018 with an MA in Architectural Visualisation and now runs his own architectural practice, AD3.

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Emmanuel Enemokwu

Emmanuel Enemokwu, CEO Jehu-cal

Emmanuel Enemokwu started his clothing business Jehu-cal while studying for a BA in Accounting & Management with a Year in Industry.

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Dominik Platen

Dominik Platen, 2D Supervisor at One of Us

Dominik graduated from Kent with an MSc in Digital Visual Effects. He now works for London-based animation studio One Of Us as a 2D supervisor.

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Ryan Samuel Bentley, Music Producer

Ryan graduated with a first-class degree in Music Technology in 2013. He is now a successful Music Producer and Recording Engineer.

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Johnny Fewings, CEO, JFMC

Johnny Fewings is a record and film industry veteran of over 40 years. He was Head of Strategic Initiatives at Universal Pictures International Entertainment (UPIE), the home entertainment arm of Universal Pictures.

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Rafaella Siagkri, Kent PHD student

Rafaella Sigkri graduated with an MA in Architectural Visualisation. She is now taking a PhD programme at Kent.

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El Suliman

El Suliman, Animation producer

Computer Animation graduate El Suliman has built a highly successful career in animation and his work now plays in cinemas around the world.

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Polo Lam, CEO DESEOVR

Polo graduated in 2018 with a BA in Business & Management with a Year in Industry, and has already started his own Virtual Reality marketing company.

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Alumnus Joram Antwi

Joram Antwi, Partner CEO LaVida Digital

Learn how a year in industry gave Joram the confidence to create a start-up.

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Creative Alumni

Watch our talented alumni talk about their careers and how their experiences studying at Kent helped them succeed.

Creative alumni

This video was produced for the Creative Coalition Festival 2020

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I really enjoyed the course and learnt a lot about different art forms as well as different paths in the film and media industry that I could potentially take.

El Suliman