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Creative Careers and Job Advice

Erich Schmidt graduated from Cogswell in 2015 and worked for Unity before moving to Stanford Children’s Health, where he is managing elements of hospital engineering and safety at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. As the client sponsor for the current Game Studio project, he expressed the value of his education in game development […]

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Recently, Psy DeLacy spoke with Cogswell students about her life at Rhythm & Hues, PDI/DreamWorks, and Pixar. She made it clear that she was speaking as an alumn and not representing any of her employers.  Not surprisingly, she brought up the very special feelings she has for working on characters and projects that people will love. […]

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The following post, written by Joseph Fortuno, first appeared in the student-run newspaper, The Cogswell Chronicle. All images are by Britney Thoreson.  Cogswell’s vibrant community is an incubator for talented artists, engineers, and leaders across various concentrations. Each has a story to tell and a fresh career ahead. One student’s story, in particular, earned the […]

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Recently, OnlineEducation.com interviewed six exceptional professionals in the video game industry. They share their unique career trajectories; impressions of the industry demographics; and advice for women seeking careers in this traditionally male-dominated field. The piece was authored by Jocelyn Blore (see below for more information).    Elisabeth Beinke-Schwartz is a senior level designer at Certain Affinity. […]

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Will a chatbot anticipate your every need? Will new virtual reality systems change how business gets done? And what about machines that can help creatives churn out a documentary in minutes? For some of the hottest trending technologies such as chatbots, virtual reality, and machine learning, there are countless applications we can expect in the […]

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Tamryn Spruill explains how working with other creative minds keeps the artistic fires burning. In addition to teaching at Cogswell, Tamryn is a contributing writer/editor at Golden State of Mind and her work has appeared in Teen Vogue, Mask magazine, and other publications. In 2012, she founded Robocup Press, an indie publisher of hybrid/cross-genre books […]

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