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Don’t Give up on your Dreams in Animation – the Skills vs Passion and Re-Think Hope

Came across and old article about Dreams and Passion for this animation industry blog. It seems the writer was questioning the state of the industry and the schools churning out students for the industry and not finding jobs. Similar over … Continue reading Don’t Give up on your Dreams in Animation – the Skills vs Passion and Re-Think Hope

Don’t be a Dabbler – Aim for mastery

I am guilty of this. One problem with many creatives is we crave the new but this can be detrimental to getting things shipped. I was recently am tempted to try Blender and Switching around my content marketing game plan. Trying new engines. Or working with new workflows. But at the end of the dabbling I shipped nothing. Go down one door. There is a process to reaching mastery. And it takes time playing the long game just sticking to one focus. This guys articulates what I feel. I think many times we want to quit when we hit that … Continue reading Don’t be a Dabbler – Aim for mastery

Eric & Avdi Talk About the Developer Education Business – DEV Community πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

I thought this discussion was good and it made me think about once I wanted to make courses around Game Dev or Animation as a solopreneur. A constructive and inclusive social network for software developers. With you every step of your journey.β€” Read on dev.to/avdi/eric-avdi-talk-about-the-developer-education-business-35de Topics covered include: Non-obvious pros and cons of selling subscription vs one-off products.  Courseware hosts such as Podia, Kajabi, Thinkific, and Teachable Why many of those courseware hosts have business models that favor hobbyists, not professional educators. The Lynda.com business model Our experiences with hosted e-commerce/courseware platforms, building our own software, and using WordPress as a platform. The explore/expand/extract phases of a business. Continue reading Eric & Avdi Talk About the Developer Education Business – DEV Community πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

How to Move from Animation to Developer role

How to Move from Animation to Developer role

Note: This is a long blog post about my story on how I got to be a UI Developer.

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How does one move on from Animation into a Developer position?

What skills do I need? Besides Tech Skills?

I am currently doing work as a UI Developer and this is my story, how I landed a Developer job in 2-3 months after graduating from an animation course by doing some self-improvement and self-learning new skills.

This is a recount of how I went from my time at Animation to UI Development.

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Don’t Google your idea

Sometimes I come up with an idea for a character, design or a business idea. I would go to Google to check out what others have done. Google is a platform for answering questions and chances are there is already something out there. Browsings the searhc results I quickly feel less inclined to work on my idea. Maybe we all have been trained to just Google things. And then in-action takes over. Here is something else to do instead. Write it down and Leave it alone I find it is better to write the idea down it alone for a … Continue reading Don’t Google your idea