Pursuing a career in games is never easy. In Brazil, it`s borderline madness...
I left behind the start of a career on Graphic Design so that I could make videogames. It was not an easy task, but I did it!
It all started with my graduation thesis, my interest in art history and my passion for videogames led me to research the links between art and videogame developing. The result was a book entitled Video game arte released in 2007 by start-up publishing house Novas Idéias. While researching for the book I started to get more and more interested in developing games.
At the start of 2008 I had quit my job to focus entirely on game development studies.
One year later I was hired by Ubisoft
Ubisoft needed level designers to join their upstarting studio in Porto Alegre. I joined a team of experienced developers and had the opportunity to learn how the games industry really worked: I took part in several cancelled and not approved projects until it became clear that the studio was doomed to be shut down.
I was then lucky to have made a name by myself and was indicated by a collegue to an independant studio that was developing something new in the same city in the south of Brazil.
I joined Aquiris right then, at the end of 2010, as level designer for an FPS game they where working on...
Aquiris had just delivered the Unity 3.0 tech-demo Unity Bootcamp and had sealed the deal on a possible FPS project using the technology brought by the new version of Unity. 3 hard-working years later and we are releasing Ballistic on facebook!
I like to think of myself as a self-motivated, creative and passionate person.
I have the most engaging job I could think of (designing games, yay) and have been described as creative and dedicated. I have a deep understanding of game design, being able to develop working proofs of concept very fast. This comes from my passion for games. Not just videogames as I also play boardgames, cardgames, miniature wargames... you name it. If it`s playable I`ll likely want to have a go at it.
I'm always eager to improve my skills and (try to) maintain a number of hobbies. From drawing little comics about everyday life, writing my own fiction and assembling and painting my wargame miniatures I still manage to squeeze in some good time wasting activities just admiring a lillac-azure summer sky or chatting with friends at a bar. I love to go out with my co-workers as they are always amazingly talented and smart people.