Where are you now?

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  1. nanSTA

    nanSTA Senior Member

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    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
     
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  2. Majin

    Majin Senior Member

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    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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    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'
     
  4. .ZERO

    .ZERO Nigga wit a PSD

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    Started working for a print designer after college
    Franchisee went bankrupt so went back to uni
    Straight after finishing my degree started at a networking company for a few years
    Moved down south on to a software company that gave me the opportunity to work at Pixar for a while and spend a few weeks with the LinusTechTips team over in BC
    These days working for a multinational in the fintech sector in London and side hustling talent management
     
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    yoooo i lost my acc info, been years dude. hope all is well your way
     
  6. Zarox

    Zarox Retired IRC Mod

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    After GR decline, I never really continued in graphic design but started a website in 2012 and then became a League of Legends coach. After that crazy stint, I ended up moving into esports operations and currently work on Call of Duty League.

    PS. Majin, I still use the Steam account (majinstalin) that I bought from you back in 2005 as my main steam account.
     
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    dementia Well-Known Member

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    I'm now a Principal Database Architect (~Director level, for individual contributors) for a fortune 100 company. Took a long time to figure out what I was doing and where I'd end up. After taking off from GR administration and mostly moving away from the site, I ended up being an Interior Design Engineer for cabin sized aircrafts (private jets - mocking up interiors for custom builds) and when that company went out of business I moved to AZ and jumped around between a lot of jobs until I ended up being a Manager of QA for Symantec (Norton Antivirus). I got bored of working with overseas employees and left for another company where I ultimately became a Business Development Manager. In that role I negotiated contracts on behalf of my company with major store fronts (Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, etc.) and established an online presence in marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, Rakuten, Sears, etc. After all of that, I left AZ to come back to CO and joined my current company.

    Still not married, still no kids. Not sure I'll bother with either, if I'm honest. Never bothered with PS or any graphic design after I left GameRenders.
     
  8. Majin

    Majin Senior Member

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    Well **** me sideways! Those are some nostalgic names!

    Hey zero!
    Hope you're well too crup!
    That's mad zarox, you got a bargin back then too!
    Hope you're good too Dem!
     
  9. madmav

    madmav Well-Known Member

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    Ah, we're all geriatric now and still swinging by every now and then.
     
  10. Nicasus

    Nicasus Been watching you all day

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    Good to see some familiar names again!

    I'm currently a software engineer. I was already into web development and programming even before I joined GR, but at the time I was too young to realize it could be a career. I eventually figured that one out at uni, and now I'm happy to say I get to do what I love.

    I still fire up Photoshop or Illustrator from time to time, but only for small stuff like a simple icon or a logo for work. My passion for graphic design pretty much died with GR a long time ago.

    After GR, I was active and staff on a few different gaming, tech and online art communities (like deviantART). But I never enjoyed any of it as much as my time on GR, which was probably the best time of my internet-life. <3

    I'm all done with forums and online stuff now, though. I really can't be bothered anymore.
     

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