EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

BECOMING A COMPUTER SCIENTIST &
VIDEOGAMES GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Are your students passionate about video games and computer science? Do they have an active imagination and a lot of creativity? If they fit this description, they might be inspired to start a career in the video game industry. To learn more about how to become a professional in this field meet Juan Diego Sánchez Martínez, a Computer Scientist & Videogames Graphic Designer.


Meet Juan Diego Sánchez Martínez


For this STEM Job Profile, we talked to Juan Diego Sánchez Martínez, Computer Scientist & Videogames Graphic Designer, CEO at iLiveries. Juan is specialized in Graphic Design in the field of real and virtual motorsport. He designs and develops the identity of racing teams, as well as different materials related to sports competitions, mainly in the world of motorsport. This field is an area of experimentation for engineering development since the latest advances in the motor world are closely related to technological development. Moreover, 3D designs and creation are becoming more and more important in all kinds of industries.

“My current work is the natural evolution of my hobby. Since I was very young, I’ve been interested in the evolution of world markets and technologies. My main inspiration came the day I discovered that amateurs could reach great results in the creation of 3D and 2D content for video games. This made me realize all the possibilities this field offers, especially, by developing self-taught training.

Curious to find out more about this job? Read about the related skills and scroll down to find and download her career sheet!

SKILLS

Find out the key skills to becoming a Computer Scientist & Videogames Graphic Designer.

Administrative Skills

With many design requests coming from clients, Computer Scientist & Videogames Graphic Designers need to organize their work well to be able to meet deadlines and perform different administrative tasks.

Project Management

Good management skills are important to succeed in this role. For example, coordinating with teams, executing tests, planning and time management and other necessary duties.

Communication

Computer Scientists & Videogames Graphic Designers need to communicate with team members and clients. Good communications skills can help you improve your working relationships and the overall outcome of a product.

Social Media Management

Engaging with new audiences and keeping up with new trends and technological developments, is important to promote your work.

Creativity and Flexibility

Computer Scientist & Videogames Graphic Designers needs to continuously come up with original ideas and concepts. A creative and flexible mindset is important to engage in new and unique projects.

Programming skills

A video game experience needs to have detailed animations and graphics. Therefore, knowledge of coding, programming and other multimedia tools are a game changer in this role.


Advice to take away

“Studying in the STEM field will help you develop professionally in many areas. You’ll develop a variety of personal and professional skills that will help you in different situations and solve everyday problems.”

–  Juan Diego Sánchez Martínez


This career sheet was submitted by Álvaro Molina Ayuso and is among the winners of the STEM Alliance & STE(A)M IT – Professionals Go Back to Schools Competition 2021.

The STE(A)M IT project has received funding from the European Union’s ERASMUS+ programme project STE(A)M IT (Grant agreement 612845-EPP-1-2019-BE-EPPKA3-PI-FORWARD) coordinated by European Schoolnet (EUN). The content of the document is the sole responsibility of the organizer and it does not represent the opinion of the European Commission (EC), and the EC is not responsible for any use that might be made of the information contained.


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