One of our priorities as a school is for our students to successfully enter the labor market. And to do this, during the last two years of our students they complete an internship period in a company. On the one hand, these contribute to their integral training as Animation professionals. And, on the other hand, complete the knowledge and skills acquired with experience in a real work environment. We have spoken with Joan< /a> to find out how he lived his first professional experience.
Joan, what made you decide on PlaySys?
I was initially drawn to the visual style of the trailer for his next project. And when I found out that they were looking for concept artists for internships, I submitted my application.
What has your work consisted of?
Throughout my internship I have worked as a 2D artist for the video game “Dreamers”. Basically as an illustrator and concept artist.
And what have been your main functions in this project?
I have dedicated myself to making illustrations for the trailer and designing props and maps. To achieve this I have had to use my knowledge of programs like Adobe Photoshop and my drawing skills and adjusting to styles other than mine.
How has your relationship with the team been?
My relationship with the team has been very positive, everyone has been very kind and has helped me. And not only with work, but also with being comfortable in a different city and country.
Evaluation of the internship tutor
Luca Deriu, founder and R&D engineer at PlaySys, evaluates how Joan Cerdà’s work evolved during this internship period.
How would you rate your internship experience?
Very pleasant and instructive. In addition to feeling comfortable in the studio, I feel that I have learned a lot about how a production works.
From what you learned at school, what do you think is being most useful to you in your internship?
Apart from the use of the software we work with at school, I think what has been most useful to me has been the habit of working with deadlines and presenting results within a certain time.
Now that you have discovered the world of work, where and in what position would you like to be working in a few years?
I really enjoyed my first immersion in the world of video game production. And in the future I would like to work as a character designer in animated series and films.
How would you describe your training at L’Idem Barcelona?
Like some useful but demanding studies that have made me strive and improve a lot. In addition, at school I have made very good friends and I have met great professionals.