The tales and advice of a young boy that made it into the games industry.

Our art says a lot about us, but our actions really set the foundations of who we are.

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I used to often think about this one a little bit too much. How will I build that online presence that will take my career one step further without posting new art?

We live in a world where we are constantly required to be present if we want others to…

Nobody is perfect. It comes out we all make mistakes. Are we defined by them, or by the solutions we come up with to fix them?

As the title of this article says, I fuck up a lot. Every day I face the consequences of being impulsive, which leads me to making the wrong choices. Does this make me a worse professional?

Not at all. In fact, it’s pretty much the other way around.

I find…

They are everywhere. Literally a click away from you, but how do you know if what you have in front of you is a useful resource?

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Ever since I started working in the games industry, I was posed with a challenge. I wasn’t used to working with anything that wasn’t my imagination to create something.

After a while, I realized that my quality was raised by quite a bit every time a client provided a set…

A short guide to profiling your presence

Whether you are looking for an entry-level, intermediate, or senior position, this guide will help you understand the core attributes that make a profile interesting.

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The other day I took some time to write about cover letters and art tests in the following article:

As I mentioned there, I can’t…

An Alternative Way of Pursuing Opportunities.

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Looking for a job is an exciting process, but sometimes keeping up with all the open positions can be hard. Additionally, some of us apply to jobs outside of our country, so communications can be an issue at first. How can we solve this?

My beginnings in the games industry have been quite smooth. I started working for an outsourcing company here in Spain. …

Whether you are in or out of the games industry, you probably have wondered why things look cinematic, so rich in their colors. In this short article, I’ll give various tips on working with this grading technique.

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Unless, like me, you haven’t been very updated on the new techniques used in color grading, you might have heard about the ACES color profile.

A few years back, this workflow was brought to my attention when I presented some renders to a client. The colors looked off to him…

Disclaimer: None of the examples below are mediocre, partly because they have great art in them, but mostly because their composition is brilliant. By the end of this article, you should have a good understanding of the reason why.

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A few days ago, a video came to my inbox. This is not your normal level fly-around. This video contains work from 100 different artists, all surrounding one single animation.

Today, I want to analyze it and explain why its shots work so well.

There are many rules that you…

A lot has been written on this topic. This article will give 5 tips that helped me grow more than ten thousand hours of practice.

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Becoming a better version of yourself isn’t hard. It doesn’t require countless hours without a purpose. It requires guidance, perseverance, and intelligence.

Countless are the occasions where I found myself trying to find an answer to this question. Sometimes it was me asking it, but in general, many of my…

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