New Member of staff joins the Yr Egin team


25.07.2018

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David has appointed Jason Lye-Phillips from Hebron, near Crymych, to the role of Multi-media and Audio-visual Technician at Canolfan S4C Yr Egin.

Jason Lye-Phillips

Yr Egin – the University’s new digital and media centre in Carmarthen – is a transformational development that will be home to S4C’s main headquarters as well as a number of companies and organisations working with the creative and digital industries.

Having studied BA Music at UWTSD, Jason graduated in 2014 and went on to work with some of Wales' most exciting cultural organisations, including Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru.

He has also worked as a composer for theatre, film and television as well as working as a video designer, an animator and undertaking projection mapping on various projects within the creative industries.  

As a former UWTSD student, Jason is delighted to return to the Carmarthen campus to work as part of the Yr Egin team.

"I'm really excited to be joining the team at Yr Egin," says Jason.

"After spending a number of years in the freelance world it's great to be part of a team at the beginning of what is a very exciting time for the centre. I regard myself as a Creative Technician - someone who creates content as well as engineering it - so it's fantastic to have the opportunity to work in a creative centre like this. I hope to bring all my skills together to create an impact and I really look forward to the range of activities that we have planned.

"I also love the fact that the job offers such diversity – there’s something different to do every day and I’m now looking forward to Yr Egin opening and to working with the community of creative people that will be housed within the building.

Jason's skills are perfectly suited to realising Yr Egin’s vision.

"With various performance spaces in Yr Egin, post production resources for hire and the opportunity to create exciting bilingual content, Jason's experience in the creative industries is perfectly suited to this varied and busy job,” says Carys Ifan, Director of Canolfan S4C Yr Egin. 

“I'm really looking forward to working with Jason and establishing Yr Egin as a major creative centre in West Wales."

Canolfan S4C Yr Egin is a development that will transform and shape the creative and digital industries in South West Wales and beyond. Yr Egin will also be a centre that will be at the heart of the community providing opportunities for local people to enjoy the building and its resources - a cafe, auditorium and performance areas.  Construction started in March 2017 and the centre will open this autumn.

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