Train2Game news: BioWare Associate Art Director on getting into the industry

Train2Game students looking to make that critical first step into the games industry need to be creative and full of good ideas. That’s according to BioWare Associate Art Director David Lam.

“Like anything in this world, if you want to achieve anything it takes hard work and commitment.” he told BioWare blog, emphasising how you need a good portfolio too.

“Our field is highly competitive, so you have to know your stuff and be able to show it. If you want to be an artist, draw! If you want to be a programmer, code! Never underestimate the power of ideas.”

“Creativity and good ideas are what drives our business. If someone asks you what makes you better than somebody else, have an answer.” he added.

The full interview in which Lam describes his role as Associate Art Director and his life at BioWare is here.

There’s more advice from professional game developers on how to get into the industry, right here on the Train2Game Blog.

What are your thoughts on the advice from the BioWare Associate Art Director? How is your own portfolio coming along?

Leave your comments here on The Train2Game Blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

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