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Glowmade Towers (which during lockdown has become more of a feeling than a place) is home to a team of talented and passionate creators, and support staff. Their creativity and care bubbles over into our games and studio culture daily, and – frankly – we all benefit from it!

It’s always fascinating to understand what makes people tick, and today’s Getting To Knowmade (do you get it?) is with 3D Artist Ine Kiebooms – Mighty Lord of Engagement and Fun (just ask her Ma!).

And don’t forget – WE ARE HIRING and we want to hear from you, even if you don’t see a role listed on our website that fits your skills – get in contact! And tell us what you would consider a perfect Sunday afternoon whilst you’re at it!

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Ine Kiebooms

3D Artist

Ine, it’s a TREAT to be spending some time getting to know (-made) you! Let’s get to it!

What’s your role at Glowmade?

3D Artist, I make lots of assets! (and it’s really fun)

How would your parents describe your job?

Mum: “2D artist? Game artist? Mighty Lord of Engagement and Fun?”
Dad: Googles 3d artist job description

Your Pops sounds like a practical, modern dad!

Describe what you do in your own words?
I’ll echo my mum’s answer!

What’s your story? How did you get to THIS point in your career?
Glowmade is the second step in my career. Before that I was working at Black Shamrock in Dublin. Originally, I am from Belgium and I graduated from Digital Arts and Entertainment, Howest Kortrijk back in 2019.

Thank you for travelling so many miles to get to us, Ine. We really do appreciate it!

I went to a gaming convention… a little light bulb above my head went on and from that moment everything changed!

— Ine, 3D Artist

Tell us a little about how you ended up making games for a living?

In high school, I studied economy languages. I never really enjoyed it apart from the languages. I knew in my heart I always wanted to do something more art-related. I would spend a lot of my time during weekends playing videogames as a teenager, but boy, I had no clue it was a job possibility until one day I went to a gaming convention and there was a person (I think a student?) handing out flyers to people about a university college for video games. Me being in my last year of high school and not knowing what to do with my life, a little light bulb above my head went on and from that moment everything changed!

and when you’re not being a MIGHTY LORD OF ENGAGEMENT at work, what are you doing?

I knit a lot. I like going for walks on the weekend and sometimes during lunch.

When you’re next at Glow Towers, I highly recommend a stroll down the river to Dapdune Wharf. Look out for Kingfishers!

Now that you’ve had a little insight into one of my fave things about working at Glowmade, what’s YOURS?!

Close-knit team! I love how open minded everyone is as well.

Tell us a little about a recent achievement…

Over the course of a few months I practised a lot and now can touch my toes!

standing ovation- Ine, this achievement required dedication, perseverance and, most importantly, flexibility! Bravo.

Things are finally looking up, but let’s be honest, it’s been -a year- how have you and the team retained a connection whilst in lockdown?

Morning Waves and Social Fridays!

I can’t believe we’ve gotten this far into the GTKM series without talking about these. So, dear reader, the GM team meet for a morning wave on Slack every day, and it can be quite literally a wave! There are loads of other channels, including work discussions, interesting articles, a game chat (of course) but having the morning wave – just seeing all your colleagues in one place – really has a positive impact!

Which career goals are currently in your sights, Ine?

I’d like to gain a lot more experience in general. I think Glowmade is the best place for that!

With the veteran (sorry, chaps) talent in the GM studio, I have no doubt you will be privvy to some vital experience! Maybe I’ll get you back on the blog to talk about it some time…

If you had to pick one game to play for the rest of your life (let’s hope it never comes to that), what would it be?

Either Dishonored or WoW.

Tell us something most people don’t know about you?

I like rabbits.

There’s one biscuit left in the collective GM tin and you’re all eyeing it up… what is it?

A pastry on Pastry Fridays!

This is the first I’m hearing of Pastry Fridays and I feel BETRAYED, Ine! Unless you’re eyeing it up to share with me, which -for the record- I would find acceptable.

It’s just the final and most important question left to pose and we can wrap this up…

What are your top tips for someone looking to get into games?

Whether it’s either art, programming, audio, design or management (or a combination) that’s your passion; the industry is a lovely mixture of all of these things so chances are high you’ll find something you like!

Sound advice! It feels appropriate to add – have an open mind regarding your career! As Our Jim pointed out, you don’t have to choose a discipline and stick with it forever. Try some things, see what you enjoy doing and you might find you surprise yourself!

Ine, thank you so much for sharing your insight (and bringing bunnies to the blog, FINALLY!)….