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Old 08-28-2011, 10:32 AM   #31
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I had two projects this summer, both design consultations. First I analyzed a design doc, and for the second client I competitively analyzed two Facebook games. I can't name names, of course.

And I will absolutely not stop differentiating between game design and level design. Both jobs do still exist in the industry, requiring very different skill sets, and appealing to different types of career aspirants.
I think we'll just have to agree to disagree here as we very clearly have different views on what is required to work as a designer in this industry.
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:39 AM   #32
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Bear in mind that there is a US vs UK culture difference in play here. American companies tend to look at things like GPAs to filter through graduates (especially larger companies) whereas in the UK, I find it is much less of an issue.

While I agree with KRowley that a degree isn't necessary (as demonstrated by Media Molecule), in general Tom is right in saying that the blanket advice for aspiring designers is to go for a degree (Psychology, Design, Architecture, etc) unless you already have a better way in already.

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Old 11-09-2011, 05:32 PM   #33
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Okay I see you have your own opinions too.
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