I've been at Microsoft, working on video games, for 10 and a half years. For 10 of those years I've worked on one Flight Simulator title after another, lastly holding the Art Director position for ACES studio-- makers of Microsoft Train Simulator, Combat Simulator, Flight Simulator and now ESP. I've met and worked with great people, and I'm proud of the work that we've done.
All things change though, and so it's my happy opportunity to tell y'all that I'm leaving Microsoft (my last day as a full time employee will be Friday December 21, 2007) to pursue my first love:
I realize that may induce a few 'hunhs?!!?' in the audience, but before I started pushing pixels around, I was a traditional artist.
So, yep. I'm going home to paint pretty pictures, and hopefully to sell enough of them to buy food and pay the mortgage.
I of course have a website:
And while I haven't been blogging regularly here, I have been doing a bunch of blogging here:
Please stop by, and take a look. Sign up to have paintings delivered to your e-mail inbox as I post 'em!
Heck, while you're at it, buy a couple! :)
I'll still pop up at ACES now and again to do some side work for the studio, so y'all haven't seen the last of me yet...
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Congratulations on your next step! It sounds really exciting, I hope you find the time to enjoy it.
That must have been a hard decision to take.
I wish you all the best in your non-pixelated ventures!
Thanks A LOT for everything ;-)
You might already have read this on his blog , but Jason Waskey is leaving the ACES team (and MS as well
Congratulations and best wishes on your career change Jason. It must be nice to lead a less pressured existence and also to indulge in your passion for fine art.
Many thanks for all your contributions for MS simulations over the years. :)
Great post! I was looking forward and didn’t expect to see it so soon! Again, great, sound advice. Looking forward to reading more under those new tabs you added!
Cool sad to see it gone!
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Well done on following your art dreams.
You can't beat actually putting brush to canvas. Good luck
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