Jin Pei

Visual & Game Programming

Visual & Game Programming Instructor
The Art Institute of Atlanta

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I still work for studios and I think that talking to students about this real-life experience helps them know what the industry really looks like. Jin Pei , Visual & Game Programming Instructor , The Art Institute of Atlanta

Was there a defining moment when you knew you were destined to become a creative professional?

I guess it was when I noticed that I really enjoy working with art, as both a hobby and a job.

How do you weave your professional background into the classroom experience?

I still work for studios and I think that talking to students about this real-life experience helps them know what the industry really looks like. There are a lot of things that you learn while actually in production, so I share those insights to help students have less of a learning curve when they graduate and start their first job.

How do you inspire students to push themselves beyond their perceived limits?

I use my own experiences working in the industry to inspire my students. I also show them the current work of previous graduates so they see what can happen if they work hard and push themselves a little more.

What is the most critical advice you would offer any student as he / she embarks on a creative career?

No pain, no gain. If you work hard, it will pay off.