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.
Technical Art Director at Facebook_
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.
StartInspired 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)
NowCurrent job at Facebook helping bring virtual reality to consumers