Student Portfolios

Below are a list of websites hosted by our students that showcase their portfolio of work being developed both in class and outside of university.

Karn returned to the University of Derby for his final year of study in 2012-2013 after a successful year on placement with Microsoft Studio Rare followed by contract work as a junior programmer Lionhead.  Karn’s site covers a range of topics, from his work on titles such as Kinect Sports 2 and Fable: The Journey, as well as project work in classes and blog entries on his experiences and perspectives as an aspiring game developer.

Alex Elms

Alex is away on placement during the 2012-2013 year.  However we can still what he is getting up to on his own portfolio page. gives an idea as to the work Alex has been doing while here in the school, as well as dabbling in mobile and facebook games.  Some awesome to be found within these pages…

Chris McCafferty

Chris is spending the 2012-2013 year on placement and will be back in the School of Computing and Maths next year for the last big push.  In the meantime, Chris was worked on building up a portfolio of his coursework to showcase.  This ranges from Java development for Android to C++ and DirectX 11 rendering and first year games in C#.

James Record

James has setup his own site where he displays a collection of work throughout his studies and otherwise as part of his portfolio.  This includes a range of demos and youtube videos.  As James himself states, the website was built as an exercise in developing a content management system.

Luc Shelton entered his final year in CGP during the 2012/2013 academic year.  His portfolio site – appropriately named, showcases a range of work both game-driven and otherwise that has been developed in the last few years.  Luc also blogs about work and events he is involved with.

 – Brad Stone

Brad started with CGP in the 2011/2012 academic year. Since then he has worked on a variety of projects both in class and out. Notably refining the game carried out on the (now defunct) Game Design module called Being the Bro!, as well as developing Android apps in his spare time. With a slew of graphics related modules this year we will be keen to see what else pops up here.

Brad’s portfolio site: CypherStone carries links to his games as well as breakdowns and videos of his portfolio work.

Daniel Taylor

Daniel Taylor – using his alter-ego DT Confect – has his own page which he keeps up to date – somewhat – with blog posts on his current work.  Daniel is presently away on placement, but his site carries a series of pages on work that he has down in and out of class, complete with a list of downloads from his work.  Check it out!

Luke Thatcher

Luke Thatcher is on placement during the 2012-2013 academic year as he takes on a role as junior developer at Lionhead Studios.  His portfolio site carries a collection of work comprised both within the CGP programme as well as stuff in his spare time.  An impressive collection of C++ development for graphics and console development modules sit alongside projects such as a GameBoy Colour Emulator.

Also check out the range of videos on Luke’s youtube channel, primarily focussing on work in software rendering.