It’s been a long time since I’ve updated this blog! I want to get into the habit of posting frequent updates, and I thought I should start with a quick post about what I’ve been doing for the last three years.
I took a break from the games industry after feeling burnt out from my work. Between 2012-2015, I moved house eight times between Norfolk, Dundee and London. I was constantly moving away from friends and family, overworked and constantly worried about money. This lifestyle suits some people, but it took its toll on me.
I decided to try and shift my career to marketing, something I had been interested in since working on Tick Tock Toys. I re-trained, and worked at a wonderful marketing agency called Genie Goals. I became an email marketing specialist, a wonderful role for me, as it combines design, coding, strategy and copy writing.
I’ve recently come back into the games industry working as the Email Marketing Manager for Frontier Developments - famous for Elite Dangerous and now making the upcoming Jurassic World: Evolution game. I never thought I would work for a big company like this, but it’s a wonderful environment with exciting projects. Everyday is different and I’m constantly learning new skills.
Alongside my work at Frontier, I am working on my own game project in my spare time. It’s not ready to show off quite yet, but I would like to document its progress much like I did with Strawberry Thief (soon to be three years old on October 24th!) It’s a very personal and special project, in-line with my current inspirations and interests. I hope to share its progress with you next year.