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Thursday, September 7

1:15pm NZST

Freshies [Panel]
Welcome to Freshies a panel to answer your questions about getting into the games industry. With panelists spanning many levels of experience you will hear stories from industry veterens to developers in the first few months of their first job. They are here to share their stories, drop advice and answer your questions about getting a job in the big bad games industry.

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Sam Batty

Animator, Aurora44
Sam is an Animator at Aurora44, while new to the games industry he is not new to NZGDC talks having delivered another animation talk in 2016. His focus is on delivering practical tips and tricks with a little bit of entertainment to make sure you don't fall asleep.

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Aimee Cairns

Concept Artist & Art Consultant
Aimee Cairns is a concept artist, illustrator, & game art generalist who is most known for her lighthearted illustrations on twitter & behance. Originally studying for a Fine Art Bachelors Degree, she switched to a 3D Animation Diploma in her third year to acquire a skill set for... Read More →
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Suhail Chada

Junior Game Designer, Aurora44
Suhail is an artist and designer who has recently joined the games industry. He is currently working as a Junior Game Designer on Ashen at Aurora44.
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Zoe Hobson

Managing Director, Runaway Play
Zoe is the Managing Director of Runaway Play, an independent game developer and publisher making beautiful games inspired by the natural world. Zoe has a strong background in the media industry. She has worked in game production, film production, digital media, print media and television... Read More →
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Emma Johansson

Art Director, Runaway Play
Emma Johansson is a game artist from Sweden whose specialty and passion lies in drawing cute animals and colourful backgrounds. In 2009 she moved to New Zealand and became one of the founding members of Runaway first working as a Game Designer and Lead Artist. In 2016 Emma took on... Read More →

Thursday September 7, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm NZST
Friday, September 8

1:15pm NZST

Grinding Gear Games art panel discussion and Q&A [Panel]
A talk with the art team behind New Zealand's largest video game company. 

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George Lovesy

Concept Artist, Grinding Gear Games
George Lovesy is a Conceptual Artist and Illustrator working at Grinding Gear Games on Path of Exile. Graduating in 2009 with a Diploma in Character Animation, George freelanced as an illustrator and concept artist for various studio around the world until taking on a full time position... Read More →

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Ashleigh Foo Chong

3D Artist, Grinding Gear Games
Ashleigh is a 3D artist at Grinding Gear Games and super new to the gaming industry. Before games she worked in 3D advertisement for a company in Switzerland. She graduated from Media Design School with a Bachelor in Art and Design.  
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Campbell Crawford

Concept Artist, Grinding Gear Games
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Ashley Eung

UI Artist, Grinding Gear Games
Recent graduate from the Media Design Schools Game Art degree. Currently working on Path of Exile as an UI artist with heavy focus on the Xbox One version of the game.
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Erik Olofsson

Creative Director, Grinding Gear Games
Erik is a founder and the Creative Director at Grinding Gear Games and have developed the game Path of Exile for more than ten years.
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Edward Tate

Animator, Grinding Gear Games
Ed has been working as a full-time 3D Animator at Grinding Gear Games for the past 2 years. Studied the basics of 3D at Natcoll for 2 years but is mostly self taught. Ed is by far one of the best animators the world has ever seen and hates writing about himself in the third perso... Read More →

Friday September 8, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm NZST