About Catalyst

Catalyst is an initiative developed by Aardvark Swift in partnership with industry professionals, creating new pathways of entry into the creative sector, with particular focus on animation, VFX and games.

Catalyst is managed by the same team as the award-winning Grads In Games initiative, which is consistently increasing the number of graduates making the move into a career in professional games development.

Our initiatives are supported by NextGen Skills Academy, Autodesk, Sumo Digital, Playground Games & nDreams with additional support & development for Catalyst from:

John Stopforth, Creative & Digital Industries Programme Manager at Doncaster College & University Centre, and former games industry animator.
Gary Noden, industry veteran & owner of Sip Sop animation & VFX studio.