"Other women would like my job because of the flexible hours, good benefits and the fun, dynamic people you get to work with."
Gaming industry analysts predict that as video game systems get more realistic, there will be an ever greater demand for people with 3D animation skills.
Gagnon is a background modeler for Radical Entertainment. Sophie has always
had an interest in the arts, but hadn't used a computer much until she
went to film school. Now her computer is your portal to the fantasy world
of video games.
Sophie applies her interest in animation and entertainment to build the game environment, such as trees, buildings and landscapes. It's a job she absolutely loves!
Did you know? 84% of Canadian teens play video games.
Sophie's job pays in the $40,000 range. It comes with full benefits including a gym and free food at work as well as free hockey, skiing and basketball passes. Her advice to other women is to make a good demo reel because your ability to get a good job hinges on it.
a nearly a decade in jewelry design, Sophie decided to change course and
follow her desire to create. At Radical, Sophie’s found her niche.
Education: One year Classical Animation course, Vancouver Film School
Hobbies: Painting, drawing, making jewelry, running