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Jamie Depledge

Digital & Multimedia Designer

Blogging

Aside from all the digital designing, I also like to blog every so often on subjects I find near and dear to my heart. Below is a comprehensive list of blog posts that I have written, both of my own accord and those I have been paid to write. Need to read a post comparing Pokémon Go to Postgraduate study? Got you covered! Have a hankering to question the conventions of modern animated shorts? You came to the right place!


PhD Inspiration - Top Tips

03/11/2016

A summary of the PhD Inspiration video and blog series that I was part of. Having sat down with some of the UK's top academics I collated the top tips provided by Professor Gavin Schaffer, Professor Alison Woollard, Sir Paul Nurse and Simon Singh MBE together. Find out more on the FindAPhD blog.

Borrowed Time

19/10/2016

In this blog post published on the Niume blogging platform, I use a mature animated short (that stars a Sheriff having to deal with an accident that he caused many years ago) to briefly contest the general perceived idea that animation is only good for entertaining children. Find out more here.

PhD Inspiration - Sir Paul Nurse

14/10/2016

As part of this PhD Inspirations video and blog series, I sat down with some of the UK's top academics to hear their thoughts on postgraduate study. Sir Paul Nurse is the Director of The Francis Crick Institute and a Nobel Prize winner. He was an absolute pleasure to interview. Find out more on the FindAPhD blog.

BackCompat - Sonic & more

04/10/2016

In this blog post published on the Niume blogging platform, I report on the then new Backwards Compatible games Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Puzzle Quest 2 and Puzzle Quest Galactrix. Not exactly big name titles but good to see they are available! Find out more here.

Title Sequences, Saul Bass & Westworld

04/10/2016

There are just some things in life that make me very happy. A shining example of one of these things is a great looking Title Sequence. In this blog post I comment on the work of Saul Bass, and also the pretty looking intro that proceeds Westworld. Find out more here.

PEWDIEPIE'S TUBER SIMULATION review

02/10/2016

If there is one name that most people have heard about in conjunction with YouTube it's PEWDIEPIE. A lesser known fact about Felix is that he has a game modeled on his YouTube success. In this blog post I review this mobile game in all it's pop-culture glory. Find out more here.

Free indie games on Steam #1

30/09/2016

I have always been a big supporter of free games on the likes of Steam. Generally they seem to be panned by gamers, but there are some hidden gems amongst the masses of games on Steam. In this blog post I highlight some on these decent quality games. Find out more here.

BackCompat - Lost Odyssey & more

30/09/2016

In this blog post published on the Niume blogging platform, I report on the then new Backwards Compatible games Lost Odyssey, Toy Story 4 and Guwange. Whilst I had no personal investment in Toy Story 3 or Guwange, I was very pleased with the inclusion of Lost Odyssey. Find out more here.

For the love of BackCompat

29/09/2016

In this short blog post published on the Niume blogging platform, I unapologetically profess my love for Backwards Compatability on the Xbox One. As a long time Xbox 360 owner I appreciate the fact I can play the majority of my old games on my new system. Find out more here.

Deus Educated

23/08/2016

To celebrate the release of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided I wrote a blog post exploring what life could be like for Adam Jenson as a postgraduate student. Can Jenson cut it? And why exactly does he have three degrees in the EXACT SAME subject? Find out on the FindAPhD and FindAMasters blog.

PhD Inspiration - Professor Woollard

27/07/2016

As part of this PhD Inspirations video and blog series, I sat down with some of the UK's top academics to hear their thoughts on postgraduate study. Professor Alison Woollard is the Associate Professor of Biochemistry at University of Oxford. Find out more on the FindAPhD blog.

Postgraduate Study Takes (Poké)balls

21/07/2016

So, you wanna be a Pokémon master? How about becoming a Postgraduate Student instead? Sure, Pokémon Go is basically fueled by nostalgia, but what life lessons learnt from this hugely popular mobile game can be applied in your studies? Surprising, quite a lot of soft skills! Discover them all on the FindAPhD and FindAMasters blog.

PhD Inspiration - Simon Singh MBE

06/06/2016

As part of this PhD Inspirations video and blog series, I sat down with some of the UK's top academics to hear their thoughts on postgraduate study. Simon Singh MBE is a popular science writer and author of Fermat's Last Theorem. Find out more on the FindAPhD blog.

PhD Inspiration - Professor Hobbs

22/05/2016

As part of this PhD Inspirations video and blog series, I sat down with some of the UK's top academics to hear their thoughts on postgraduate study. Professor Angie Hobbs is Professor of Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield. Find out more on the FindAPhD blog.

PhD Inspiration - Professor Schaffer

02/05/2016

As part of this PhD Inspirations video and blog series, I sat down with some of the UK's top academics to hear their thoughts on postgraduate study. Gavin Schaffer is Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Birmingham. Find out more on the FindAPhD blog.