Alex Cox

Alex Cox

My name is Alex Cox and this is my story.

Course studied
Creative Media Production (Animation) Level 3 Extended Diploma
My name is Alex Cox and this is my story.

My name is Alex Cox and this is my story.

Enrolling for the BTEC Level 3 Animation course at South Essex College was a breath of fresh air and the qualification kicked off my career. It was a totally different atmosphere to what I had experienced at school and it was great. I felt I had more freedom and could do the thing I always wanted to do which was to study animation.

I am currently working as a 2D animator at Gamesys in London. I work on various projects that consist of either animating 2D characters, producing FX animation or storyboarding. I’ve been here for over two years now and it’s just a dream being paid to draw and animate characters for a living, especially hand drawn animation which is hard to find these days.

The course allowed me to experiment and learn for two years using all sorts of different mediums such as print making, photography, animation, life drawing and web design.

Also, being surrounded by other art students that I could bounce off meant we had a really creative environment to study in. I’ve kept in contact with a few colleagues from South Essex College because as well as being friends they are future contacts in case a job arises. Overall I found that this was the right course for me and pushed me down the route to where I am today, pursuing a career in animation and it’s all I could ever want.

Having other professionals that respect the work that I create gives me such a boost. I love the environment and everybody is so talented and creative in their field. I’ve learnt so much from being in this company and I keep bouncing off people and developing my skills for the future.