Staff profile

Jon Pledger

Senior Lecturer




College of Science and Engineering


School of Computing


Enterprise Centre, Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



I have worked in both the Games Industry and Games Education for almost 19 years. I've worked at AAA studios such as Evolution and Bizarre Creations where I worked as part of the team on a number of titles during that period. More recently, I worked at Antimatter Games as their Art Manager on two of their upcoming games.

As an educator, I have taught Game Art at both Degree and Masters level and was instrumental in the design as well as the development of the curriculum for some of those courses.

My areas of expertise are Game Art, Traditional Art, Design as well as Project Management.

I am now enjoying being back in Education again as part of the games team at Derby and helping the next generation of talent to take their first steps in the Games Industry.

Teaching responsibilities

I currently teach across all the games programmes in the Games Department and specialise in Game Development, 3D and life drawing.


Postgraduate Qualifications

MA Digital Games, Liverpool John Moores University

PG Cert HE, University of Derby

Undergraduate Qualifications

BSc Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire

Recent conferences

  • Eurographics 2014: Annual Conference of the European Association for Computer Graphics (Apr 5, 2014)

Experience in industry


Antimatter Games

I.G.I Origins, Unreleased

83, Unreleased

Mechanical Butterfly Studios

Jump Tanks, 2016

Bizarre Creations

James Bond: Bloodstone, 2010

Blur, 2010

The Club, 2008

Project Gotham Racing 4, 2007     

Evolution Studios

Motorstorm, 2006

World Rally Championship: Retro Evolved, 2005

World Rally Championship 4, 2004