Today we meet Anton (RTEwork) from 3DOcean.
Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from, what do you do for a living?
My name is Anton. I was born in Weimar, Germany, on the 10th of May 1985. I then moved to Russia when the wall was destroyed in Germany. I graduated as Master of Systems Software Engineering. But I never worked as Systems Engineer, because couldn’t see myself working in that area.
My first interest to 3D graphics was in 2002. I became interested in 3D modelling for games, especially cars, and I also tried animation. I then moved myself into architecture as a first assistant to the General Architect of Kaliningrad City. They were good days, but later I found it boring and monotonous.
The next step of my job history was in an interior design studio, followed by a VFX studio. If I found my previous jobs boring after some time, I didn’t with this last job.
I lost the last job because of the world economical crisis, which hit Russia very badly—it still has problems. The studio was closed, and I started to search for freelance work.
After a very difficult time I achieved a list of regular customers, and still work with them today. I currently live in different places depending on my customer projects. They invite me to their site for faster progress and quicker responses.