Game artist, designer and SAE lecturer shares what inspires him

Pol Sigerson is an artist who lectures in Design at SAE. Pol has also worked in games art creating in both 2D and 3D. Based in Melbourne, he shared with us his inspirations and some eclectic tunes.
Black and white image of SAE lecturer Pol Sigerson
What’s your background?

I’m Scots/Irish (Glasgow and Dublin). I studied for 4 years at Gray’s School Of Art, Part of Robert Gordon University, in Aberdeen, Scotland. (BA Hons Design)

Name some of your hobbies

Design, Film, Animation and Comics. Reading speculative fiction, particularly Tim Powers, Charles Stross and China Mieville.

Where is the first place you would visit when overseas travel resumes?

Anywhere that is more than 25km away. 😉

Who inspires you?

….too many to remember here but top of mind are;
Karl Kopinski an English illustrator
Josh Vann is an Australian comic book writer and marvellous cartoonist.
How would you describe your opportunities to interact and engage with students at SAE?

It is one of the main driving forces in my teaching is the interaction with students.

What do you most enjoy about your teaching role at SAE?

The light bulb moment. When you can almost see a light bulb turn on over a student’s head.

What advice do you have for students seeking to gain employment or work placement opportunities?

Work hard, work smart, have strong interpersonal skills, be brave and get yourself out there.


How do you apply problem-solving skills in your role at SAE?

Stop before you ask a question, be very calm and ask yourself how you might find the answer. Only ask the question after you have given yourself that opportunity to see if you know or can find the answer.

What advice do you have for new students on how they can set themselves up for success for studying at SAE?

It is by far the best advice I can give is to be ready to submit work in advance of a deadline.

Woman working on computer in a pink-lit studio

Interested in studying Design?

Whether your interest is in illustration and image-making, layout design, experience design, or communication and marketing campaigns at SAE your limit is your imagination.