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HOFT Speaker Series: Carmen Askerneese

  • HOFT Institute 2400 Pearl Street Austin, TX, 78705 United States (map)

Topic: How to break into the game industry and grow your career.

This month's speaker series event will focus on how to go from student to professional and land your first job in the game industry. You’ll also get insight into how to have a successful career and advance once you’ve started your journey in the industry.

Carmen Askerneese started his path as a YouTube game reviewer on his channel Heads Up Display. He also spent time working as a radio DJ, starting two tech companies, and making independent comics during his time in undergraduate school. This experience got him into the well-renowned game development program at FIEA (Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy). Based on the skills and network he gained from FIEA, Carmen started his professional career as an Associate Game Designer at EA Sports working on Madden and NBA Live Mobile. Carmen is now a Game Designer on The Simpsons Tapped Out in Austin, Texas.