My role is as a writer, editor, and photographer. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree (English) from the University of Arizona. I have been a part of a
My role is as a writer, editor, and photographer. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree (English) from the University of Arizona. I have been a part of a photography and editorial writing group since 2009 and am one of the co-chairmen of the magazine’s Creative Writing section. I have also been a part of the editorial board of the Arizona State Press and News Association. I am currently the editor of the news section of Arizona Outdoors Magazine.
Our job is to use photography to document the “culture, history, and environment” of the Arizona wilderness, but we also have to be able to edit the photos. We aim to do this by making sure all our photos are properly captioned, and by editing photographs that were deemed “bad” by our editors.
I feel like I was getting a lot of this information a little too late. Back in 2012, I started writing for Outdoor Life magazine, a newspaper that covers the outdoor industry. I wrote a lot of articles, from photography to writing, for the magazine. Of course, I couldn’t just make it happen all on my own.
For the past six years, I’ve been the magazine’s editor and contributing writer. Over that time, I’ve come to realize that making it all on my own is no longer an option. I now have the best of both worlds; I can pitch my ideas to the editor, and the editor can then pitch her ideas to me. (The magazine never has to hire me, but I do have to contribute to the magazine every now and then.
As the job description says, I’ve got to be the photographer-in-residence at the magazine, so I’m either shooting the magazine’s events, shooting its cover photos, or shooting the magazine’s content. So I’m either writing or photography. It’s a great balance. I’ll take on any of these roles, but I’m particularly interested in shooting and writing content.
Its true that Im a natural photographer and I love to write and edit too. I’ve started writing a blog about my experiences and thoughts on working as a magazine editor. Ill share a link when Im done here.
I think that working in the field of video games is a perfect job for someone like me. The amount of time I spend in front of the computer on a daily basis has forced me to develop a deep understanding of the art of game design through the process of making my own games. I’m not going to go into the whole game design process here, I know it’s a bit much, but I think it’s fair to say that the majority of game designers are people like me.
The most important thing to remember about a game designer is that he or she should enjoy the process. Im not sure if the video game industry is a job that is truly appreciated, but Im not going to argue with that. Most people in the video game industry love making games, whether it be for personal use or to sell to other people. So enjoy the time you spend with your hands on a screen.
As for why most people in the industry are people like me, I would say it has to do with their love for games. Most of the designers I know are very passionate about making their own games. They want to try something new, and if it turns out to suck, they know that they can always go back to something else.
So if you’re looking for a new job in the video game industry, you can make something that people will love. It just takes a little bit of persistence, but the longer you work in it the more you will learn about the business and what you’re doing. Also, if you’re not happy with the work you’re doing, you can always go back to something else.