Care to share something about your new job? :3 Like what are you doing, what games are you working on etc... And if I wanted to do something similar what should I do?
<p>I work for the Finland’s Slot Machine Association which is kind of games but kind of.. not..? It’s a public corporation and it donate a lot of it’s proceedings to charity. Here is their <a href="https://www.ray.fi/en" target="_blank">website</a> <br/><br/>This kind of sums it up well:<br/><span>"The main purpose of Finland’s Slot Machine Association (RAY) is to raise funds through gaming operations to promote Finnish health and welfare."<br/>And yeah I draw things for their games, there are like 9 other graphic artists here too <br/></span><br/>I CAN’T TELL YOU WHAT I AM DOING RIGHT NOW but when anything comes out with my art in it I probably have to brag about it… it’ll take a while before that happens though. I’ve really liked it here because it is encouraged to be creative and think of new things and I have gotten to draw a lot of things I enjoy doing <br/><br/>Also I have no idea where you live but here in Finland you don’t need to be educated to get a job in the gaming industry, as long as you have the skills. You can self study code and graphics. I mean I guess I am a good example because I graduated in environmental care taking, and I know other people who never graduated or went to school for art and are still working in the industry. But I guess it’s a matter of choice because school is free here, it’s just a pain to get into the more popular schools. (I PERSONALLY think it’s mostly up to you how you use your education and you can get the necessary tools and skills for your future career from the not-so-popular schools in Finland too, so I don’t really get the necessity to get into Taikki or Metropolia.) <br/><br/>Also the gaming industry here has gotten so big that we have to get employees from other countries, there’s not ENOUGH PEOPLE HERE… (so you should apply to finnish game companies is what I’m saying) </p>
<p><br/>Going to school gets you networking though, and following social media for jobs is good. (I found the application for my job through a Facebook-page.) Also widen your repertoire, knowing how to do vector art and 3d and also animation is very useful. (I don’t know how to do any of these things properly though lmao don’t be like me) Smaller game companies like a person who can do a little of everything, and bigger ones will want a person who is specialized in something. <br/><br/>And be SOCIAL and APPROACHABLE because doing games is teamwork and communication and they value the ability of working with other people a lot : O <br/><br/>ALSO get some experience under your belt, do comics, get published in anthologies, do art projects, you gotta have proof in your resume that you can DO STUFF and are PASSIONATE ABOUT ART!!!<br/><br/>Before applying for real jobs you can also ask for trainee positions in game companies. I dunno how it works outside of Finland but you can get some experience like that either through school or through the ministry of employment.<br/><br/>Uhhh I have no idea if this is any help but GOOD LUCK! </p>