We're delighted to announce our newest member of the team, Abbie Peach! She joins us with bagfulls of expertise and enthusiasm, and a desire to make the impossible possible - just don't ask what her spirit animal is...
Welcome to Arcade, Abbie! Tell us a bit about yourself.
‘ello, I’m an AR Designer & Developer from North Yorkshire! I studied Digital Media at the University of Leeds and since then, I’ve been exploring the interactive design world and developing my skills within mixed reality.
We're thrilled to welcome you to the team, even if you are from Yorkshire. So, what have you done that you're most proud of so far?
I am most proud of getting the opportunity to work on some amazing AR projects for Facebook and working across loads of exciting productions at The Walt Disney Company! Also, seeing people (particularly celebs that I love) use my Instagram filters is a very rewarding moment!
Bet it is - here's to seeing many more. What are you most looking forward to, working at Arcade?
I’m looking forward to learning all things AR & VR with the talented team! Also, to be involved in some really exciting projects that I can boast to my friends about.
Boast away! What excites you about immersive technologies?
I love bringing my imagination to life through XR and making the impossible feel possible. Combining design with technology has always been what I’ve loved to do! I think it enhances everyday life and it excites me that we don’t know what technology might come next so there’s always something new to experiment with.
Love that and couldn't agree more! So, what do you get up to in your spare time?
I often find myself on my computer making personal Instagram filters, but when my eyes are getting too square, (pre-covid times) I love to go exploring cool art/design exhibitions and finding the best places to eat! I also have an old film camera that I like to snap some pics with.
Culture and cuisine, the perfect combination. Music of choice?
I listen to all sorts to be honest, in the day I usually like to listen to some Neo Soul/R&B/Hip-Hop. But, I have many guilty pleasures and love to blast out 00’s pop from time to time!
So long as it's only from time to time. Anything else you think we should know or are prepared to admit to?!
Luckily I didn’t do this in my interview with you guys, but once in an interview, they asked me what my spirit animal was… I panicked and replied “dolphin” so they asked why and I said that I can make a really good dolphin noise. They asked me to show them so I did my amazing impression… then I didn’t get the job *face palm*