Terry worked for several years as a freelance creative for companies nationally such as Granada Studios (ITV), and locally based community projects, prior to returning to his roots at Plymouth College of Art in 2013. Terry’s professional practice has been in both illustration and in graphics. During this time he obtained his MA Masters Degree in Publishing with Illustration, where he focused on the links between art education as a pathway to the publishing industry through an independent process.
Currently Terry is committed to providing students with a good foundation in practical drawing skills, with an impetus on unlocking and realising their own creativity as the industry's new content providers.
The main focus of Terry's teaching practice within Game Arts has been to provide students with skills linked to context of practice, and how theory and industry all relate to the student's own development as a creative practitioner within the games industry.
He also specialises in two dimensional art, character based design, and concept art. Terry looks to develop the student understanding of fundamental drawing techniques through the use of life drawing workshops and dynamic drawing lectures related to composition perspective and use of media, all of which converts to an understanding of techniques used in digital image making for the games industry.
Terry has worked in both further education, extended diploma and HE during his time at Plymouth College of Art, as well as a short stint working with our Saturday Arts Club.
Terry is also involved in supporting local community arts projects, in visual and performing arts, as well as Lottery funded oral history projects. Terry is also a steering group member for CAEN, a Community based Arts and Events Network. He has provided creative support and helped organise exhibitions and events for these organisations. Terry is also a Chairperson for Plymouth Comic Book Collective, which is a Plymouth based collective set up to specifically support comic book creators in the South West (UK) - in support of RAAY Community Arts Hub (Stonehouse).