“My next goal would be to find more people and train them, join the industry.” - CJ Xander.
CJ Xander has been a motion graphics artist for over 10 years now. Starting off in 2007, ever since he got an internet connection, he’s scaled greater heights today. He has worked for many video game companies such as Riot Games and created animation for the popular online game League of Legends. Listen in as Xander joins me in this episode of Vivid Talks!
Xander was introduced to this field through a friend. He got interested in a website that was doing text transitions and wanted to do something similar. He went on to pursue his passion for the same and got into Riot Games eventually. His career has taken a plunge ever since. He works as a freelance Motion Graphics Artist and Illustrator presently, having graduated in fine digital arts. His main target is to master the login-type of motion graphics he’s been doing for a long time.
One of the most demanding projects he undertook took him 3 months to complete. When asked about the hardware requirements for doing things so complicated, Shawn says that the most important things you need for your rig are the CPU and a good RAM; GPU is secondary.
Do you know what Xander struggles with the most in his life every day? Time. How do you steer the right way forward and invest in the right choices? Xander advises any of you who want to start as an illustrator or artist to “Make small steps and get into the industry.” Else you’ll be overwhelmed.
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