For artists:
□ Show wireframes and textures on your folio- we need to see how efficient and organised you are.

□ Create a spread of styles as we tend to look for artists who can hit the ground running in the style of our game. Make specific art for a specific job.
□ avoid highly sexualised work in your folio unless the job is specifically for the adult industry. Hirers will just see a "future sexual harassment lawsuit" flashing before their eyes.
□ its is very unlikely you will get a lead character role to begin with- or even a secondary character role- you are most likely going to be picked up for asset creation so ensure you have weapons, rocks, plants, furniture etc to show you are open for basic tasks.
□ remember mobile games is a huge job market- so ensure low end assets and 2d work is a part of your folio.

□ use your spare time to loop back and polish your folio work.

□ remember NDAs will stop you showing your latest works, so plan some personal projects.
□ the three huge things for employment are:

What you have done
What you can do
What people say about you
What you have done opens doors very quickly.

When I tell you I worked on the franchises Dragonage, Lord of The Rings, Dungeons & Dragons, God of War, Civilization and Unreal Tournament among many others doors open.
Until you get that back catalogue, you need to show people what you can do. That is your folio. That is your videos. That is your talks.

But the third one... what people say about you- this is absolutely vital.
When I see an amazing showreel by a student, the first thing I do is call their teacher at the college.

Time and time again kids miss out on jobs because they are absolute assholes to other students.

A lot of 'gaters' have fucked up their career before they even knew it.
If you are doing team work and you fuck over the other students, they remember this.

Years later they will be in a studio you are applying to. No matter how much work you have put into your showreel- their words will shoot you down in seconds.
I have gotten so many gigs because I took time out to teach people something and years later they remember me fondly.
I don't do it for that reason, I just want you to understand that being an asshole va being kind is absolutely going to affect your career.

The industry is tiny
And we do talk to each other. You would be amazed how many of us are interconnected at every level. We go to cons, we meet at parties, we work on the same gigs... and so even a student can know a superstar.
Best of luck everyone

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