Hello everyone! Here is our first iteration of our How To Break Into The Industry with Masao Kobayashi! For this first panel we focused on the Game Designer discipline!


Kelsie Mhoon

Kellie Lu

Monica Fan

[.c-highlight]You can listen to the full audio recording above! We’ve broken down all the questions and topics below so you can get a nice feel for what was discussed[.c-highlight]

Questions / Topics

  1. Intros from our 3 Guests!
  2. How did everyone get their first design job in the industry?
  3. How did Kellie’s graduate program help prepare her for the games industry / her job.
  4. Monica also talks about how her Master’s program helped her.
  5. Kelsie talks about how she thinks her non games related academic background impacted her job search.
  6. Speaking on some transferrable skills that can be used in Game Design.
  7. Portfolio talk! We start with our guests talking about their own personal portfolios and when they felt their portfolio was ready to apply for jobs. And portfolios have a purpose, who knew?

Audience Questions

  1. When looking for your first job in the industry, what green/red flags should you be looking out for?
  2. Do you think freelance work as a Game Narrative Designer will be beneficial?
  3. What are the best ways to network?
  4. Wrapping up!


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