Kate's career began in digital production during the dot com boom of the early 2000s. After 10 years, starting in UX, she quickly found a talent for nurturing both products and teams, eventually moving into Business Development and Operations.
Moving over to the games industry in 2011, Kate helped to establish (and later sell) indie games studio Preloaded, before establishing ‘Joy Inc’ to offer business consultancy for creative teams.
A long term fan and collaborator of HandCircus, she recently joined as Product Director taking over the reins of the much loved Seabeard IP.
Having served as a UKIE board member and been listed amongst the top 100 women in games in the UK by MCV, Kate is extremely passionate about the future of the games industry - in all its forms.
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Develop:Brighton’s a great conference. It’s got a spread of people from all parts of the games industry talking about such a wide range of topics.
I’ve been to every single Develop in the last 12 years. One thing you get here is networking - you will meet the most amazing individuals in the video games industry.
A lot of the opportunities that come from being here are speaking to other developers who are doing exactly the same thing as you. And there are some good parties – it’s very much a pleasurable work experience!
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Jo Twist, OBE
There’s something creative about Brighton, so it’s the perfect place to have the conference.
We are so lucky to have Develop here in the UK. It’s a unique event where you can come and discover new things with people who care passionately about video games. It’s a sea full of new ideas.
By coming to Develop what you get is the opportunity to network like you can’t in any other situation. Everyone knows everyone and it’s such a wonderful community feel.
Develop always gets put in the diary. There are many reasons to be here, not just the talks, but the networking, people exchanging ideas about where the industry is right now and where it’s going to. It’s pretty essential to be here I think.
Ian Livingstone, CBE
If you really want to have a good interface with the British game developer community then this is the place to come.
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