HSAD student helps launch the UK City of Culture with a breathtaking digital installation.

Louise Dempsey is a final-year student on the BA (Hons) Games Design course at Hull School of Art & Design. In April 2016, Louise was given a rare opportunity as lead designer on a breathtaking digital commission by the Maritime Museum.

The brief? Create an audio-visual installation of the mighty Bowhead whale, highlighting Hull’s whaling heritage and offering an insight into the life of the species at the centre of Hull’s whaling industry.

“This industry is so exciting. Everything is constantly evolving and every day is different. I attend gaming events and meet professionals who have been working in the industry for years, who give you such a buzz because they are still excited by what they do. I feel lucky because I know I’m going to love my job, and there’s not a lot of people who can say that”.

See for yourself, watch an edited version of the Bowhead film.