Evelin Garza Luna
About My Co-op Experience
My internship at Mrs. Judd's Games/KBoom! was the second one I was able to obtain through the school's Co-op Program. Having an animation background, this internship was different from what I would usually apply to. Though my experience with game creation was limited, I decided to give this a try and see what experience I could gain from it.
From day one I was given projects of my own to work on. This involved creating promotional motion graphics videos for the companies to put on their sites. Through this I was able to understand what the company did better and expand on my own skills.
After finishing those projects, I was able to work on creating games. I was in charge of creating the art and animation, which would then be put into Unity by the programmer. There was a lot of back and forth between us on changes to the art and creating what was needed to make the game.
What I Learned from My Co-op Experience
It was through this internship that I was able to build on the skills I entered with, as well as learn new ones. This included learning how to animate in Unity, something I had only briefly touched upon in my time at SAIC.
I was also able to experience working on a team and creating assets according to other's standards or specifications. It was through producing work for others that I was forced to push myself and get out of my comfort zone. Yet most importantly, it was through this internship that I was able to expand on my vision of life after graduation, and it showed me that working in game creation is something I enjoy.
About the Employer
Located in the loop, Mrs. Judd's Games/ KBoom! is a small company that creates games and applications for web and mobile devices. Their company creates both children's educational games on the Mrs. Judd's side and client work in the KBoom! side.
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