Employee Spotlight: Rachel Lowery
At Certain Affinity, team is everything. CA isn’t just a fun place to work, but also a place to learn, grow, and be recognized for your successes and accomplishments.
The employee spotlights for this month focus on the Women of Certain Affinity, in celebration of Women’s History Month. We are proud to introduce Rachel Lowery, Producer for Certain Affinity.
Why did you choose a career in gaming industry?
I have never not been into video games. I believe my sisters and I started gaming at a young age via our very first “console.” A little thing called Socrates, look it up! It’s rather adorable 🙂
I have forever been fascinated by the worlds and experiences that can be created through video games compared to other mediums.
I didn’t end up taking the game development course I had intended to after graduating from university with a degree in Communications and Political Science, but I continued to keep the industry at top of mind when navigating through my career.
What motivates and inspires you?
I’m definitely motivated by being a part of the obvious goal of creating fun and impactful experiences that can reach so many players, but I’m also inspired on a daily basis by my colleagues.
The tenacity and continuous learning it takes to solve some of the complex problems that rear their head during development is definitely a source of inspiration.
What’s something you wish you knew earlier in your career?
I wish I knew not to shy away from my ambitions. I didn’t know anyone in the industry when I was younger and when I finally realized that working in games was an actual possibility, I didn’t receive too much in the way of support.
I realize now that was mostly due to a lack of industry knowledge from teachers and those around me as it wasn’t a typical path to pursue.
In the end it’s about your career and what YOU are going to find fulfilling and motivating so you need to trust that.
Since making the move into games there has been no shortage of supportive colleagues, especially at Certain Affinity which has been really refreshing.
What advice would you give to someone considering a job in the gaming industry?
It is a industry where you can really excel if you are open to continuous learning and cultivating skills that will help your team, your project and yourself succeed.
It is a really supportive industry, and unique in that you are surrounded by colleagues who all have a shared passion.