During Industry Week, Confetti games technology graduate, Rhianne Murphy will be providing an open discussion on the journey of a student finishing and pursuing their dreams in the games industry. We caught up with her to discuss her time at Confetti, her role as a Junior Level Designer and what you can expect from her session.
- Tell us a bit about yourself at Confetti?
Sure, I studied for four years at Confetti; two years were on a BTEC level 3 in Games Technology, and two years were on the FdSc Games Technology degree course. I now work as a Junior Level Designer for Sumo Digital in Sheffield.
- What were the most important skills you learnt as a games student?
The most important skill I learnt while studying here was what it takes to make a game from start to finish. During my studies, I realised how vital it is to communicate with your team!
- What was your favourite memory when studying at Confetti?
There are a few but nothing trumps the feeling of finishing and handing in a final project with your name at the end.
- How did Confetti help with your career journey?
Confetti taught me not just about the software and the industry but where I wanted to fit in it. They taught me perseverance which has helped throughout my career journey…and to never leave Harvard referencing until the last minute!
- What is your current job role?
I’m currently a Junior Level Designer which is a very colourful role. Sometimes I create visually and other times I use logic in scripts to get things working. It’s a great job!
- Are you currently working on anything exciting?
I’ve been working on Crackdown 3 for a little over a year now.
- What can we expect from your session during Industry Week?
I’ll be providing a relaxed talk about getting from education to industry and what to expect working on your first title. I hope I can give the current crop of students an insight into progressing from Confetti.
- Have you got any advice for our students who are looking to follow the same career path?
Keep your head in your game development and try to put your mark on every project you are given.
Join Rhianne at Industry Week for a talk about graduating from Confetti and pursuing a career in the games industry. Want to be part of Industry Week next year? Find out more about our creative college courses and degree courses and book an open day.