In the end of 2014 I started to live unconventional life and follow my dreams. I sold everything in native Ukraine and disembarked on epic journey to the South East Asia together with beloved woman. We gave birth to our son on Bali in 2015. We lived in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and currently we are exploring Vietnam. We move slowly staying for up to 6 months in one place, enjoying and learning local culture, and I occasionally get tattoos in favorite cities. We work remotely with clients in Ukraine and other countries. That what I call to break status quo, to abandon the usual course of things. And during our travel I realised that I want to join the games industry.
I first played digital games in pre-school age in the end of 1980-s. My cousin handcrafted clone of ZX Spectrum system at home. I was thrilled playing games with CGA graphics, which were loading for 5 minutes form audio cassettes. With a joystick in my naughty child hands I was shouting: “Oh, where am I? Where am I heading?!” That was love from the first sight. I’ve earned my first money translating games from English into Russian but never thought about a career in the games industry, because it was considered “unserious” at that time. So I followed the career path of a journalist covering tech, and later moved to digital marketing and community management. I’ve gained lot of diverse experience which I can introduce to the games industry.
I’m expert on digital marketing and community management. I worked at Microsoft, at PR agency and now I’m independent consultant on digital communications. I’m determined to continue career exclusively in the games industry. I can contribute a lot of value to the marketing or community development team, and with my native Russian I can help in localization. But the most I’m interested in game design. I’m obtaining Game Design specialization by Michigan State University on Coursera (got 4 of 5 certificates). I would be happy to join games development company as junior game or level designer.
Do you think about inviting me to your team? Check out my resume.
Maxon.com.ua – my blog in Russian (and sometimes in Ukrainian) about travel and other stuff.
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