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Rob Goforth

Rob Goforth

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

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Hey there!

I’m Rob, just a guy from the North East of England, making designs for shirts and things and trying to share my eclectic nerdy sense of humour with everyone else, and this is Lair of the Nerd.

I’m a graduate of Teesside Uni where I did CAGTA (which is a fancy way of saying computer graphics technology) at Master’s level.

  • Joined: July 2012

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I grew up in a household where creativity was embraced and appreciated; my mother wrote poetry and my grandmother painted beautiful landscapes with oils. Growing up I found the traditional education system stymied such ideas of creativity, preferring ideals of conformity and repetition over experimentation, so the majority of my creative expression took place at home, with sketches and illustrat…
Posted 11 months – Leave a comment

Hi, I'm Rob, aka "The Nerd" in the Lair.

I studied computer graphics technology and computer animation at university, but thanks to combination of general anxiety disorder and clinical depression I found it very difficult to move onwards from university life, eventually finding myself miserable and grinding away in dead-end call centre jobs. / That was until it all came to a head about a year and a half ago and I wound up off work sick …
Posted over 1 year – Leave a comment

Scrabbling up a cliff

So, I’m still here, still out of work, still trying to Make Good Art* and keep myself alive / Working on writing things is becoming increasingly difficult, as my depression has caused motivation to be very hard to come by. I stare at a blank canvas and nothing seems to flow. / I am trying to continue to be positive, making little dumb animations – made from CG cardboard for a reason I can’t quite…
Posted almost 2 years – Leave a comment

A new animation

So, I’m spending a bit of time making silly animations and stuff, and here is my latest attempt: / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyW2yOkRDgo
Posted almost 2 years – 2 comments