This week I had a chance to speak at a career day for a local high school.
Preparing for the event gave me reason to reflect on the past five years of my life.
I was certifiably obsessed with video games from age seven.
By grade eleven, I thought I would be either a math teacher or an art teacher.
I ultimately decided to pursue a career in computer animation in the hopes of breaking into the video game industry.
Fast forward a few years and BFA in hand, I was totally unprepared for a career in computer animation. I was however very well equipped in critical thinking and still obsessed with video games.
Fast forward a few more years and I’m a game designer.
It all makes perfect sense now. Life had a way of pushing me exactly where I should be. I always loved video games and I now spend my days balancing art and math.
You know what you love even when you’re very young. By the time you’re in high school, chances are you know what you’re good at.
By the way, my cousin who is now a aerospace engineer had a sizable collection of space themed Lego growing up.
Daniel Kratt, Senior Designer