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THE ART OF GETTING NOTICED. aka “MARKETING AIN’T EVIL!” aka “BETTER LIVING BY BEING RELEVANT!” by Jon Jones, Art Outsourcing Manager jonjones@gmail.com – http://www.thejonjones.com. WHAT THIS TALK IS ABOUT. Building a great, relevant portfolio How to stand out in the crowd

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the art of getting noticed
THE ART OF GETTING NOTICED

aka “MARKETING AIN’T EVIL!”

aka “BETTER LIVING BY BEING RELEVANT!”

by Jon Jones, Art Outsourcing Manager

jonjones@gmail.com – http://www.thejonjones.com

what this talk is about
WHAT THIS TALK IS ABOUT

Building a great, relevant portfolio

How to stand out in the crowd

Ways you can increase your odds of job-getting

first differentiate
FIRST, DIFFERENTIATE!

Naked Man

Space Marine

Naked Woman

Character from recent movie

1 find a game and choose a style
1) FIND A GAME AND CHOOSE A STYLE.

War game realism

Battlefield series, all 170 Call of Duty sequels

Sci-fi

Mass Effect, Gears of War

Cartoony

Team Fortress 2, Battlefield Heroes

Fantasy

World of Warcraft, Dragon Age, Oblivion

2 make a mod
2) MAKE A MOD

MOD! Unreal \ UDK, Unity, etc.

Show you can integrate assets into a real engine

Demonstrate aptitude with tools \ tech

GUYS, I GOT THIS

women in games look ridiculous
WOMEN IN GAMES LOOK RIDICULOUS

Poster children for back problems, right?

be creative
BE CREATIVE

Design a character with swappable armor.

Make a female version of a male-only race.

Pick a totally unique setting and make a level.

Design a modular weapon.

network
NETWORK!

80% of success is showing up. – Woody Allen, Ph.D

Find art message boards. Post.

Find game development mixers. Go.

Make friends in game dev. Socialize.

Never make enemies.

Kumbayaaaaa…

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Thanks for listening!

Jon Jones

Art Outsourcing Manager

jonjones@gmail.com – http://www.thejonjones.com

Art forums:

http://www.polycount.net

http://www.gameartisans.org

http://www.cgtalk.com