d3t welcomes Keir Roberts, Animator
8th Mar 2023
Tell us a bit of information about your experience/career background?
I’ve been animating professionally for one and a half years, so I’m still very much new to the industry. Beforehand I took a higher national diploma (HND) in VFX and did extra training with an online animation school. I learnt a lot about game animation whilst doing the training, and that assured me on what career I’d want to pursue.
I was drawn to how much d3t values their employees. During the interview I got a really good impression of the team and felt I could work well with and learn a lot from them. Because d3t are a co-developer studio, I saw this as a great opportunity to work on a variety of AAA projects, and further develop my skills as an animator.
What do you love about games?
I think games can be used as an amazing way to immerse people into a rich story by utilising engaging gameplay as a way to interact with a world full of memorable characters. I personally love story-based games for that reason, but also love how games as a whole can bring people together and make lasting connections.
What games are you currently playing, and what is your favourite game?
It’s hard to say which game is my favourite, I like certain games for their own reasons. I’ve recently finished Outer Wilds and before then Disco Elysium, both are amazing games for very different reasons. I’d say my first favourite game that I played for hours on end would be Halo on the original Xbox. I could quite happy go back and replay it and still have a great time, especially on couch co-op with a friend,
Do you have any fun facts or hobbies?
Well, I have fun riding my motorbike – I’m still on my CBT but am hoping to save enough up to get my full licence. Generally, I find outdoor activities a lot of fun, visiting national parks around the country and doing hikes. I would also love to do a mini expedition around Europe on a motorbike with a tent on the back. When I was younger, I did Karate and gained my black belt at 16, but it’s been a while since then and I miss the active lifestyle, so I’ve been trying out other martial arts to see which one I’d like to pursue.