Our Next Trainee in Focus looks at Lauren Metcalf, an aspiring Concept Artist and current ELAM Trainee on the Games Design Course. We had a talk with her in order to learn more about her world:
What do you do?
"I am a Games Design Trainee at ELAM and an aspiring artistic director. I can always be find drawing in my sketchbook when I'm free as it is my passion. I spend most of my time gaming, drawing, coding and looking after my pet snake. I have learned a lot about programming whilst being at ELAM which has helped my overall game massively."
Why did you start Games Design?
"I started Games Design solely because of one game, Bastian, by Supergiant Games. It was so beautifully designed! The sole reason why this game got me into game design and the reason why I'm in ELAM today is due to the art. It caught my eye and inspired me to be where I am today."
What are your aspirations?
"My aspirations are to work in the gaming industry as a Concept Artist or Artistic Director. I want to make games that inspire others and make people happy. I believe games to be another world, a place to enjoy yourself and de-stress. To be the one who creates these worlds that people can immerse themselves in is a dream of mine and one that I am determined to make a reality."