Dan joined Sony in 2001 as a sound designer and composer working on titles such as The Getaway, This Is Football, Eye-Toy and SingStar.
For over 10 years Dan has managed audio and video teams at PlayStation's WorldWide Studios in Europe and in 2008 took over the running of the Creative Services Group - an internal creative team spanning the disciplines of Sound Design, Music Production, Music Licensing, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics and Video & Film Production.
The group have been responsible for logos and branding for titles as diverse as Guerrilla's Horizon, Naughty Dog's The Last of Us, Media Molecule's Tearaway and Dreams, Insomniac's Resistance 3, Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain and London Studio's SingStar and VRWorlds.
The team also variously support sound, music and audio programming across titles from WipeOut to Gran Turismo, RIGS to DriveClub, LittleBigPlanet to SingStar and many more.
As well as creating many of the trailers, TV/cinema adverts and developer diaries for PlayStation software and hardware as well as European industry events such as GamesCom.
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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.
It’s really nice to see some of the younger people in our studio come to Develop, interact with other people in the dev community and make new contacts. I think it’s really important to learn from other people.
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.
One of the things I like about Develop is it brings people together from across Europe and the whole world. There is a very high level of professionals here, so you have company leaders having drinks with juniors from their community.
Dr Mata Haggis-Burridge
There’s really something for everyone at Develop and the experience of being around like-minded people is really useful.
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.
If you really want to have a good interface with the British game developer community then this is the place to come.
There really is a huge mix of people at Develop - loads of peers that you can learn from and the perfect blend of every element of game development as well.
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!
There’s something creative about Brighton, so it’s the perfect place to have the conference.
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