I'm a freelance Concept Artist working in TV and video games, focused on creating vehicle, props and mechanical designs.
Titles I have worked on include Marvel's Secret Invasion, Battlefield Mobile, Apex and PUBG.
When I'm not designing, I share my experience, knowledge and techniques through my role as a visiting lecturer at Leeds Arts University, as a mentor through Screenskills, Into Games and Limit Break.
In 2022, I was a part of Screenskills "Find Your Future" campaign, where my experience as a mentee was showcased on an advert shown in cinemas and on demand services across the UK.
I'm a member of the British Film Designers Guild.
Talks, Achievements and Publications
2023 - Game Academy & Ascento Learning and Development Games Industry Bootcamp | Introduction to Concept Art
2023 - Into Games Sprints | Masterclass Session
2023 - Oakwood Academy 6th Form, Games Academy | Concept Art Q&A
2023 - Arts University Plymouth | Prop Design and Concept Art
2023 - Screenskills | Future Film Skills Programme Panel Discussion
2022 - Screenskills Find Your Future Campaign | https://www.screenskills.com/case-studies/concept-artist-mel-cummings-on-screenskills-mentoring-programme/
2022 - EGX London | GI Academy Careers Stage "Hi Grandma, I Made It!: How 3 Artists Went From Augmented Reality, Illustration and Car Design to Games"
2022 - Wakefield College | Careers Week
2022 - Chichester College | Games Career Talk
2022 - Leeds Arts University | Employability Fortnight "Employability for Concept Art"
2021 - Into Games Champions Member
2021 - Leeds Arts University | Talk on "Research for Concept Art"
2021 - Games Career Talks: West Herts College, The Sixth Form College Farnborough, North Herts College, Chichester College
2019-2020 - BAFTA Crew Games Network
2020 - Access Creative College | Concept Art Masterclass
2020 - Yorkshire Games Festival | Games Industry Careers Surgery Panel
2020 - BAFTA Young Game Designers Award: Reader
2020 - Level Up! | Careers Panel
2020 - National Literacy Campaign | https://main.ukie-website-prod.etchplay.com/news/video-games-and-literacy-how-games-industry-workers-use-literacy-in-their-day-jobs