Is a Career in Computer Graphics Possible?
Part 1: Skills and Training

Tuesday, 1 August
10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Room 210

How can anyone keep up with the rapid advances in our field? Employees who want to stay current with new technologies and techniques must find a balance with their daily work schedule. If you can't keep up, will you stay employed?

Are schools able to represent the environment students will eventually find in the field? What skill sets are most valuable? Is is a better to be a generalist or a specialist? How much should new employees be expected to know, and how much should they expect to be trained on the job?

Is it worth it for employers to help keep their employees trained, or are they better off just hiring people who are on the cutting edge? Are training departments able to keep up with the demands of employees who are on shortened schedules?

Is becoming obsolete inevitable? Or are there strategies for staying current?

Chryssa Cooke
Ex'pression College for Digital Arts

Greg Maloney
Industrial Light & Magic

Ken Maruyama
Sony Pictures Imageworks