Hire alert!! Zach Thompson-Howley joins Arcade full-time as a 3D Designer after an internship in which he wowed us with his incredible commitment, curiosity and character! We just hope he can keep himself out of A&E...
Welcome to Arcade, Zach! Tell us a bit about yourself.
Thanks! I'm a self-taught 3D artist and programmer always eager to learn absolutely everything and anything I can.
That's a big goal. So, what have you done that you're most proud of so far?
Most of the things I have made that I am most proud of have actually been during my short time here at Arcade. The scope of the projects that I have worked on have been far more grand than anything I had tried to produce personally. In my short time I've already worked on some fantastic challenges such as making stages for virtual gigs, or a segment of a dense forest.
And brilliant work it was too. What excites you about immersive technologies?
Immersive technology is an incredible bridge between a user and a machine. Allowing people to engage with technology in a way that really pulls them into the experience. The added depth of feeling like you are inside of the tech brings something that nothing else can.
Nicely put! So, what do you get up to in your spare time?
You can usually find me walking my dog, playing games, learning a new song on my guitar or a new recipe to try to make for dinner.
Yum! Music of choice?
The music I listen to is what I call dad metal: Megadeth, Iron maiden and Metallica along with lots more! I like to listen to the type of music I enjoy playing.
Now you're talking. Anything else you think we should know or are prepared to admit to?!
I am extremely accident prone! If you think there isn't a way for someone to hurt themselves on something, don't worry, i'll find it.
Stay safe, Zach. You signed that workplace accident waiver, didn't you?