Cleyon Johns

With a number of prestigious accolades under his belt, and a seriously competent set of skills in digital design, BA Games Art graduate Cleyon has truly made the most of his time at UON.

In June 2019, Cleyon brought a new layer to London’s annual Graduate Fashion Week, harnessing the use of digital augmented reality technology to showcase UON students’ work on the event's mobile app. Gavin Douglas, Senior Lecturer in Fashion, said: “Cleyon excelled our expectations in producing the first ever UON fashion brochure with an augmented reality feature.” 

The project was a huge draw for visitors, separating the UON fashion course from the rest, and Cleyon was soon pursuing another goal, in the form of a 48-hour game design competition in Cambridge. Alongside a team of other students on the Games Art and Computer Games Development courses, Cleyon and his teammates took home two awards from Brains Eden 2019’s games jam, for Best Mobile Game and Judges’ Choice. Their game, Coo Coup, overcame 27 other teams to receive the prestigious awards.

In September 2019, Cleyon worked with a local creative agency to produce the UK’s first campus-based virtual art trail. Alongside a selection of other UON students, six pieces of augmented reality-based artwork were made available to view on-campus, through visitors’ mobile phones. 

For more information on our Games Art BA (Hons), visit the course page on our website.