Ashley Wharfe is a 3D artist, and one of the co-founders of Waving Bear Studio. Before entering the games industry he worked as a graphics designer but decided to bring his passion for creativity to his life-long hobby of gaming. He formed Waving Bear alongside friends from University, moving down to sunny Cornwall to begin his indie journey.
From graduating from university to securing funding for their first title, Waving Bear Studio explains how they transitioned from students to professionals. Originally choosing to form a studio instead of taking a placement year at university, they will share key takeaways from their 3-year journey post-graduation, whilst offering advice to others in a similar position. Talking points include securing funding, handling rejection, staying passionate, motivated, and open-minded, as well as always ensuring you are still having fun.
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