Open Doors - Careers in Games

Date:
Tuesday 27 February 2018
Time:
18:00
Address:
Escape Studios, 190 High Holburn, London , WC1V 7BH

Our next #OpenDoorsCareers event is a ‘Careers in Games’ panel with Escape Studios. We’ll be joined by industry professionals sharing insider tips on how you can start your dream job in Games.

The Games industry always needs artists and coders - but that’s not all. Whether you love finance, business, law, marketing or producing, there could be roles for you. From accounting to working in the legal or production teams- there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to jobs in the industry.

Panelists include

Anisa Sanusi, UI/UX Designer, @studioanisa

Anisa is a UI/UX Designer at Hutch Games based in Shoreditch, London. Having worked in UI design in games across PC, consoles and mobile, Sanusi has cultivated a devotion to good UX design practices. In 2016 she was ranked in Develop Magazines 30 Under 30 list and was nominated for a DevelopHER Award. Sanusi was a speaker at the first UX Summit held at GDC 2017 in San Francisco and has also spoken about ethnic diversity at the European Women In Games Conference. Alongside being an active member of the BAFTA Crew Games programme, she has served as a Juror for the BAFTA Games Awards.

Alex Moyet, Marketing Director, @alexmoyet

Alex started her career on the Xbox account at ad agency McCann Erickson, before joining Sony Computer Entertainment as a product manager, where she worked on the platform holder’s top franchises including Killzone, Uncharted and The Last of Us. Following this she worked as a commercial strategist for Media Molecule before setting up her own marketing consultancy, Amcade and working as marketing director of Curve Digital.

Chris Wilson, Design Director, @crwilso

Chris has worked in the games industry for over nine years as a designer; across Frontier Developments and Playground Games. In that time, he has been designer on The Outsider and BAFTA-nominated Forza Horizon 1,2, and 3, amongst other titles. Chris is currently design director at indie studio Cardboard Sword, building the gameplay and world of The Siege and the Sandfox.

Adrienne Law, Producer, @sulkymoanyface

Adrienne is a Producer at ustwo Games. Having joined the company (and the industry) back in 2015, her first role was cutting her teeth as a Production Assistant on Land's End. Following this she was the Producer of the award-winning Monument Valley 2, as well as now managing the original Monument Valley. She is a member of BAFTA crew and a WIGJ Ambassador, and is passionate about delivering innovative gameplay experiences on mobile platforms.

Jess Hider, Artist, @JessHider

With a background in art and animation, Jess has worked on games such as the Mario Mashup Pack for Minecraft Wii U and multi-award winning mobile game Seek: Find Your Friends. Now at Epic, she works with developers across Europe using Unreal Engine to help nurture, support and promote their projects and studios. Alongside her work, Jess encourages young people into the games industry through talks and workshops as a STEM and Ukie Video Games Ambassador, writes up tutorials for artists using Unreal Engine, is an active member of BAFTA Crew, and was a mentor to teams at this year’s Dare Academy.

At the event you will:

  • Discover alternative careers in Games suited to different interests and skills
  • Meet some awesome industry professionals and get the lowdown on how they got into the industry
  • Meet other people who share your passion
  • Eat pizza 

£5 per person. Book here.

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Open Doors - Careers in Games

Escape Studios, 190 High Holburn, London , WC1V 7BH

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