Ashley Wharfe

Waving Bear Studio

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Ashley Wharfe is a 3D artist, and one of the co-founders of Waving Bear Studio. Before entering the games industry he worked as a graphics designer but decided to bring his passion for creativity to his life-long hobby of gaming. He formed Waving Bear alongside friends from University, moving down to sunny Cornwall to begin his indie journey.

Ashley Wharfe is speaking at the following session/s

From Classroom to Boardroom

Thursday 28th October: 15.00 - 15.45Room 1

From graduating from university to securing funding for their first title, Waving Bear Studio explains how they transitioned from students to professionals. Originally choosing to form a studio instead of taking a placement year at university, they will share key takeaways from their 3-year journey post-graduation, whilst offering advice to others in a similar position. Talking points include securing funding, handling rejection, staying passionate, motivated, and open-minded, as well as always ensuring you are still having fun.


  • How to secure funding without a publisher.
  • How to handle rejection and stay passionate and motivated.
  • What we wish we had known at the start of this journey.

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