CAREER LOUNGE

APRIL 17TH – 18TH, 2019

AT THE RALEIGH CONVENTION CENTER

One of the most popular events at the East Coast Game Conference returns! We will host the Career Lounge and portfolio critique sessions in its own private room this year during both days of the conference. This is where professionals in the games industry will participate in open floor, informal, and collaborative session discussions on day-to-day operations in their prospective fields.

For the Critiques

Things will be a little different this year as our portfolio critique area will consist of small groups of 4 together to go through each persons “best” piece from your portfolio and the pros will critique it in front of the group. This way you can see each other’s work and learn as you listen through each critique. The session will run for 30 minutes for each group. This part of the Career Lounge was so popular we added in more great industry professionals to help evaluate and elevate your portfolio.

For the Round tables

The setting is still very casual with bean bag chairs and cubes. The sessions will be at separate times from the critique sessions. The round table is a general discussion giving the opportunity for attendees to ask more questions, so you’ll get a good understanding of the industry. They’ll talk on how they got into the industry, tips & tricks, developing a marketable portfolio, and things not to do!

2019 CAREER LOUNGE Schedule

* Please note that times are subject to change.

9:00am-10:00am:

Nick Georgopoulos, Senior Art lead, Ubisoft/Red Storm Entertainment

10:15am-11:15am:

Chris Devens, Environment Artist, Insomniac Games

11:30am-12:30pm:

Paxton Galvanek, Acquisition Manager, Funcom

3:15pm-4:15pm:

Brandon Crews, Professor, Wake Technical Community College

4:30pm-5:30pm:

Alex Caldwell, Talent Acquisition, DAM, Inc. **round table**

9:00am-10:00am:

Nick Georgopoulos, Senior Art lead, Ubisoft/Red Storm Entertainment

10:15am-11:15am:

Paxton Galvanek, Acquisition Manager, Funcom **round table**

11:30am-12:30pm:

Ryan Hoss, Senior VFX Artist, Deep Silver Volition

2:00pm-3:00pm:

Jacob Beauseigneur, Junior Designer, Epic Games

3:15pm-4:15pm:

Sid Brown, Lead Engineer, inXile entertainment

4:30pm-5:30pm:

Ryan Grady, Instructor, Wake Technical Community College

2019 Career Lounge Speakers

Alex Caldwell
Alex Caldwell

Alex Caldwell

Technical Talent Acquisition | Account Manager for Digital Artist Management

Career Lounge: Round table
Brandon Crews
Brandon Crews

Brandon Crews

Professor of Simulation and Game Development for Wake Technical Community College

Career Lounge: Critiques
Ken Turner – Career Lounge Advisor
For questions about the ECGC Career Lounge please contact Ken Turner
kgturner@waketech.edu or 919-866-5389

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