Thaleia is a Lecturer in Games Art and the Games Design (Art) Route Leader. She is also the Programme Director for the MA Digital Games Theory & Design.
Her background is in cultural communication, digital media design and art history. She holds an MSc in Design and Digital Media, and an MSc in Modern Art from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where she also completed her PhD. Thaleia's research investigated the design of mobile game-based learning applications for adult learners.
Thaleia has been teaching in Higher Education since 2009 and her teaching focuses on media design and digital art. Within the BA Games Design she teaches modules on 2D asset creation, concept art and 3D modeling and animation among others. Her teaching is informed by concepts of visual style, graphical vocabularies, interactive compositions and aesthetics for games.
Thaleia is particularly interested in indie, experimental and art-focused games. Some of her favourite games include: The Path, Machinarium, Limbo, The Unfinished Swan and 140.