A few months ago, Skyrim fans were blown away by a fan made mod for the game called “Falskaar”. This mod added 20 more hours of new content, was fully voice acted, added new items, shouts and more. The maker, Alexander J. Velicky, admitted at the it was a CV (mainly for Bethesda) so companies they could see his work and hopefully hire him. A long shot yes, but recently it has paid off.
Alex recently put a post up on the Elder Scrolls forum stating that he has got a job as an Associate Designer at Bungie.He left well wishers and fans alike with some advice:
“Of course, all of this leaves me with one corny ‘life lesson’ that I’d like to extend to all of you. Never be afraid to try. I set my sights on a professional design job pretty early, I lowered my head, charged forward, and rarely looked back. Of course, I ensured what I was doing had a reasonable chance for success from time to time. But the most surprising of all, is who I’ve ended up with. I applied to many companies, and Bungie was in my, “Huge company that will completely ignore me.” category. Well, they didn’t and look what it got me. Bungie is an awesome company with an amazing team, and I’m very lucky that they’ve decided to give me a chance! Never be afraid to try. I spent the time it took to apply and the rewards are proving to be greater than I could have possible imagined.”
Solid advice. We at VGU wish you good luck with your new job and hope to see more of your work soon.