Q&A with JD
What is the best part about your current position?
Getting to work on high profile projects and seeing the work come together into something complete.
What is the most interesting or enjoyable thing that you have gotten to do in your career?
Work on UI systems that form a major part of the game.
Why did you choose to get your education from the Guildhall?
I had heard about the Guildhall early on and had seen and heard about how well it prepared students for actually working in the game industry.
How did the Guildhall prepare you for your career in gaming, and what impact has it had on your life?
Besides giving me experience working on game projects with not only other programmers but also people of other disciplines, the Guildhall overall made me a better programmer than I was before.
What is your favorite Guildhall memory?
Working on the capstone project and seeing our team's idea come together.
What advice would you offer for students looking to get into gaming?
Find an area of your discipline that you are interested in and work hard to excel in that. Learn not just other skills in your discipline, but also how other disciplines work. Everyone from artists, designers, producers, and programmers works to some degree on design.