School of Computing, Media & the Arts
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Kaye Elling

Head of Department (Games, Animation & Visual Effects)

Kaye Elling

About Kaye Elling

Kaye is the Section Head of Games Art and Design at Teesside University, where she currently teaches 2D art for games. Her background is in game development where she spent some 13 years working as a Character Artist and Art Manager for companies including Infogrames, Sony and Blitz Games Studios. She has created 3D graphics and lead teams of artists and animators on titles including the Premier Manager series, the Bratz series and the Encleverment Experiment on XBLA among many more. Her research is in the area of prejudice within in-game spaces on console, and the experiences of the non-archety palgamer. A proud Girl Geek, Kaye is passionately committed to raising awareness of game development as a viable creative career for everyone.

Research interests and activities

Prejudice in online game spaces against perceived minority gamers. Gamer culture.
Girl Gamers.
Gamergate.
VOIP communications in game.
In game communication and paralanguage.