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Warren Fearn

Postgraduate Course Leader
MA Graphic Design  / MA Virtual and Augmented Reality  / MSc Product Design / MA Interior Design

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About Me

Warren previously interned at Alias Wavefront, where he learned 3D modeling and animation. From there he became a Virtual Set Designer in the London BBC Virtual Reality Studios Department, working alongside set designers and producers to create interactive 3D virtual environments for television. Examples include the first interactive television show Bamzooki, Match of the Day, Olympics 2000, and Harry Potter. Eventually, he transferred to the BBC 3DFX department to concentrate on post-production for programmes such as Horizon, Saturday Show, CBeebies, and the National Geographic Channel (Poison). In this role he won several Promax awards and was nominated for an Emmy.

Eventually Warren set up his own practice, creating 3D motion graphics for World Wildlife Fund, SKY, DHL, FELLOWES, NHS, and many more. His work branched outwards and led to new accredited curricula for NCFE and OCN in schools, along with his role as a member of the Autodesk Secondary School Board advising on 3D technologies for schools. During his time he developed online content for the Autodesk STEAM website (US and UK) and explored new pipelines for augmented platforms. 

Warren’s current Ph.D work at the University of York focuses on using a Service Design approach to implement Augmented Realities to support primary science education, and is funded through an Unreal Education MegaGrant. He  continues to lead postgraduate studies at York St John University on topics such as the fourth revolution, design thinking, and 3D technologies. He has recently established the York Virtual and Augmented Reality Research Group at York St John University and set up a Community Interest Company CIC called 3DRWE to help support education around new immersive technologies.

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