3D Art Teacher
Ali enjoys teaching foundation students the pipeline from their fab idea to finished animated short. Ali’s background includes working at Walt Disney Television Animation (Australia), MicroForte and White Noise Games on projects including; Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel, Scooby Doo Case File #2: The Scary Stone Dragon, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, Aladdin III: The King of Thieves, Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure, Timon and Pumbaa TV series
Ali has specialised in character animation, 2D animation, video editing, and also Guitar Hero awesomeness. A not so interesting fact about Ali is that her life is inspired by Jurassic Park – the idea of resurrecting dinosaurs led me to study science at university.
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel
Scooby Doo: The Scary Stone Dragon
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
Craig spends most of his day trying to contain his excitement at all the inspirational student work at AIE Online. Craig’s background includes working at Pandemic Studios, EA, Creative Assembly, Sega Australia on such projects as; Destroy All Humans!, The Dark Knight, Stormrise, and London 2012: The Olympics.
Craig is passionate about Art, Animation, Programming and Design. An interesting fact about Craig is that he can recall almost any song lyric he has ever heard “mmmbop ba duba dop”.
Destroy All Humans
The Dark Knight
London 2012: The Olympics
Senior Visual Effects Teacher
Ryan loves Making Awesome at AIE Online. Ryan ‘s background includes working at Weta Digital, Oktobor Animation, and as a freelancer on projects such as; The Hobbit Trilogy, Ironman, Man of Steel, Penguins of Madagascar, Robot and Monster, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness and Thunderbirds are Go!
Ryan is passionate about Visual Effects. Ryan’s doesn’t have a favourite movie but loves a series of movies from certain Directors such as Wes Anderson, and Quentin Tarantino.
The Hobbit Trilogy
Penguins of Madagascar
Lead Design Teacher
Peter loves it when the hustle and bustle picks up at the online campus when classes start later in the afternoon and evening.
Peter teaches students a range of design principles and push to develop their skill sets in team productions. Online delivery has a mixture of live tutorials, pre-recorded lectures, master classes and much more, all of which Peter plays a role in.
Peter’s background includes working at Micro Forte, Viva Haiti Inc (freelance) on such projects as the Big Word Engine, Cheer Chick Charlie (mobile app), and Kokoye Community (Card game).
Peter is interested in developing student’s skills in Game Design, Production and Project Manager. Peter’s favourite movie is The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1990 – it may be the best movie ever made…
Cheer Chick Charlie
Senior Programming Teacher
Sam spends much of his day debugging student’s code… then maybe teaching them a few things about game programming. Sam’s background includes working at Gameloft and 3Dme on projects such as; Crystal Monsters (aka Monster Chronicles) 1 and 2, Osaka Nights, as well as Diabetes Education Games.
Sam is passionate about Game programming and mobile game development. An interesting fact about Sam is that he lived in Tokyo for 10 years.
Masha loves teaching students 3D animation at AIE Online. Masha’s background includes working at AIE Sydney, UTS, TAFE, Animal Logic, Dr.D, Scanline FX, Aardman animation on such projects as; Walking with Dinosaurs, Happy Feet 2, Legend of the Guardians, Owls of ga’hool, Chronicles of Narnia. Prince Caspian.
Masha is particularly strong in 3D character animation. Masha’s favourite movie is the 1995 smash hit, Toy Story
Chronicles of Narnia
Walking with Dinosaurs
Legend of the Guardians
Lead Game Art Teacher
Finn loves gathering resources for students & preparing for the usual weekly tutorials/lectures for the Online campus. Finn’s background includes being a freelance sole trader and Private Tutor and was one of the original Co-Founder of Evil Aliens where he worked on ORBITOR.
Finn specialises in Game Level Development, low polygon modelling and project management.
Finn’s favourite game is The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay.
Evil Aliens – Orbitor
A typical day for Richard includes teaching students how to build great games with the Unity game engine. Richard’s background includes working at Holopoint Interactive Pty. Ltd. on various serious games and simulation projects.
Richard is particularly strong in Programming and software design, and has extensive experience with Unity.
An interesting fact about Richard is that he started Holopoint Interactive at the age of 19, which was sold on to Prism Defence 5 years later. Richard is also an enthusiastic independent game developer.
Holopoint Interactive Pty Ltd
Game Design Foundations Teacher
Ben loves delivering fun lessons which teach content in an effective way at AIE Online. Ben’s background includes working at indie developers as freelance designer and artist.
Ben is particularly strong in 3D modelling, animation, photoshop and design. An amazing fact about Ben is that he is Batman in his spare time.
MrNoman Saeed Raja
Noman loves preparing for lectures at AIE Online. Noman’s background includes working on projects as a Software Engineer and Technologies Specialist in 3D simulations.
Noman is highly talented in Software Engineering, Games Programming , Unity 3D, Simulations Programming. Norman’s favourite game is Uncharted – Nathan Drake.
Jason King Teaching and explaining to students about the wonderful world of programming at AIE Online. Jason’s background includes working at KnowledgeFlux on such projects as CiFlux (Enterprise solution written in Unity). Jason is interested in developing student’s skills in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Programming, 3D Graphics. A favourite game Jason is that he World of Warcraft.
Michael enjoys helping students realise the potential skills they can achieve through AIE’s specialised pathways at Australia’s most awarded 3D animation, game design & visual FX educator.
Michael’s background includes working at Universal Mccann and Student Marketing Australia on such projects as the Defence Force Recruiting Game On event.
Michael is passionate about Graphic Designing, Event Coordination and Social Media Mangement. An amazing fact about Michael is that he is breaking the old age myth of humans not being able to lick their elbows, cause I can!
Joshua spends his days providing advice to students and people interested in AIE’s courses at AIE Online.
Joshua loves to have a chat about anything AIE! He is super knowledge in all areas of AIE’s courses and VET FEE-HELP. Joshua also loves finding solutions to people’s problems.
An interesting fact about Joshua is that he is an avid amateur history buff and enjoys finding out obscure facts!
Ashley is in her element when answering student enquiries about course options and processing applications and enrolments for Certificate and Advanced Diploma courses. Ashley is interested in developing student’s skills and has a passion for helping students achieve their educational goals.
There is a lot of behind the scenes data processing that goes into enrolling a student at AIE! An amazing fact about Ashley is that she has the largest collection of cat figurines in the Southern Hemisphere.
Head of School
Lea’s game industry experience gained working at Micro Forté and extensive project management and programming expertise gained through working on independent game development projects has been an asset to the AIE’s programming stream since 2004.
Lea maintains a broadening network of industry contacts and continually hones her programming skills on projects, for clients of the AIE and independent game developers, outside her teaching and head of school duties.
After achieving results that put Lea in the top 2% at her university during 2007, she received the Vice Chancellors Award.
Lea loves rats, games, hats and exploring the latest technology in no particular order!