Saint John Walker
Dean & Director of Industry Engagement, Escape Studios
Saint is Dean/Director of Industry Engagement at Escape Studios, London, the UKs premier specialist VFX, Animation and Games training institution. Saint joined Escape Studios as Deputy Dean in 2019, previously designing and running a VFX degree course at Norwich University of the Arts, and being Head of Development at the skills agency Creative Skillset where he wrote the well-respected Core Skills of VFX Handbook and Student Primer.In 2021 Saint became the Creative Director for Summer of Unreal, training over a thousand animators across Europe in Unreal Engine. Saint has also been Curator and convenor of the annual London International Animation Festival industry panels since 2014. Saint is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and a a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).