Where are you now?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by nanSTA, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. nanSTA

    nanSTA Senior Member

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    Dec 5, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Hey GR forum!

    I see some old lads still kicking on the site. Shaggy, Madmav, Kovan, Majin, Zohair, xlink...

    What are you up to now?

    Update on myself, after the game renders decline, I freelance graphic designed for about 5 years until I was mid way through college. Made a good chunk of change in that time as a high schooler and honestly I owe it to this community. I was only 12 when I first joined GR (holy shit!). I studied compsci and worked jobs as a software engineer ever since. I’m working at a startup as a software engineer and also running an event planning startup myself.

    It would be interesting to see how far we’ve come!

    - Nansta
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2020
  2. Majin

    Majin Senior Member

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    Jan 28, 2005
    Good to see you again nanSTA! Another old nostalgic name on here! Glad to hear you're well and things sound like they're going great for you since this place died off!

    Id never taken graphic design too seriously back then, and it was more just something to do to interact with others in a social way before social media. I gave it up, studied to be an electrical engineer. Decided it wasn't for me and went trained to be a car mechanic. Did that for about 5years, got made redundant and ended up giving that up too. Now i work part time in retail, and I'm just a boring ass 30 year old Dad with two kids!

    It really is mad to reflect back and think I joined this site 15 years ago now!
  3. madmav

    madmav Well-Known Member

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    Jan 17, 2005
    Haunting Gamerenders
    Yea, it's insane how much time has passed. Gone through many diff chapters in my life since the crazy days of a 15 year old on the internet..

    ..I went from retail, to landscaping to Product Owner for an ecommerce platform!

    Use more Lightroom than Photoshop these days..would love to brush back up on the graphic design side of things, my mates ask how I learned photoshop....'well i was on this forum back in 2005 and some weird shit went down'

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