Kyle Tapp

Kyle Tapp

Mentor

Hey everyone!

My name’s Kyle, and I am very pleased to have joined the MindJam team! I have over 9 years experience in care and support for individuals with Autism.

During my years in care support I have learned skills in supporting others through their day to day challenges. Learning to be patient and to help individuals to be independent in their own ways.

I have always been someone that wanted to create games. This started when me and my brothers were growing up. I would come up with a game and decide the rules of play and we would spend hours playing them. This could be us playing anything from indoor games to outside. The real imagination would be in the card games or board games we would play.

We would sit there and draw out, colour and cut game cards and pieces to use and play the game intended with.

This all had a part to play with me eventually wanting to head in the direction of game design. I completed my three years in Games Design for Industry gaining a BA and HND.

I enjoy 3D modelling in Blender and I know my way around Unreal Engine 4 and 5’s Game Engine. I enjoy building level maps and creating environments. This goes for 3D modelling, I enjoy making environment art like buildings and weapons. I enjoy creating all styles of game art from low poly, stylized and realistic. 

Gaming has helped provide me with a platform to build friendships, learn skills and focus on my mental health and wellbeing. I believe gaming has so many benefits from creativity, social interaction, teamwork and cognitive abilities to name a few. I enjoy all genres of games and have played a vast amount of different titles in my time. The beauty of games is that there is something for everyone and always an opportunity to try new things.

My passion for gaming has always played a big part in my life. I have shared amazing memories with friends and family online gaming. 

I have many other interests which include football, music, Gym, collecting cards and game memorabilia to name a few. In my spare time I enjoy developing my portfolio for 3D art and Games design. I am a family man with two children and we love to go out and spend time doing family things together. I live in Cornwall so I have the luxury of enjoying coastal walks and having amazing scenery around me. 

I’m enhanced DBS checked with fully up-to-date safeguarding training. Additionally, I’m certified in understanding Anxiety and Stress in children and young people, Data Protection and Online safety.  I have training and experience working with autistic young people, PDA, ADHD and SEN.

This is just a bit about me so thank you for your time reading through it.

Again, I am very much excited to have this opportunity of being a MindJam mentor and I cannot wait to start my journey with you all!

 

Favourite Games

Valorant, Smash bros Ultimate, League of Legends, FIFA, Fortnite, Minecraft, Dead by Daylight, Mario Kart, Splatoon 3, Pokemon Unite.

Hobbies

Football (Manchester Utd), Gym, Live Streaming, Unreal Engine, Film.

My Pets

 Labrador called Bear

 

We'd love to hear from you.

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