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Technical artists fill a unique space because we are proficient in both art creation and engineering. Right now I’m working on building tools that will let you create art in virtual reality.

Lydia Choy

Technical Art Director at Facebook_

Job description_

Lydia works on virtual reality software tools which artists use to create 3D art for games, film and sculptures. At work, she talks to artists about what they need for digital art creation, and then designs and codes features into the tools.

More about Lydia


  • Start
    Inspired by video games and digital art in high school
  • Got degree in Computer Science, specializing in how humans interact with computers
  • Explored careers via internships at companies Lockheed Martin and Silicon Graphics
  • Worked at Industrial Light & Magic (movie special effects) and EA Maxis (video games)
  • Now
    Current job at Facebook helping bring virtual reality to consumers
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