November 15th, 2014, 03:53 AM
Creative Coding careers
Apologies if PHP forum isn't the best spot but I couldnt see any "general discussion" forum.. I've got a career question I need some assistance with. Im 27 and have been working hard in the film industry for the past 5 years but am thinking of making the move into a different career. Film isn't bad, but its a flooded market, especially with the accessibility of cheaper technology these days and its an unstable career, regardless of talent. Being a creative person with skill in both music and visuals, the idea of a more computer based creative career seems like a possibility. I've been researching creative coding and I feel like we may be at a very interesting time with the emergence of virtual reality, advancing AI, machine learning etc and wonder if creative coding may be a very employable and in demand creative skill over the coming decades.
So my two questions really are:
a) do you think creative coding can equate to a career, or is it the same as saying you want to be a successful musician..i.e really more of a hobby than an actual career except for a very lucky few.
b) given that I am basically brand new to the world of coding, is it too late to start at 27, and given my disadvantage in age would I have trouble getting good jobs?
Thanks for all your advice, much appreciated.
November 15th, 2014, 04:46 AM
That'd be the Lounge, which is where this is now.
Originally Posted by TinSoldier
"Creative coding" is about what you produce, not how you produce it. You still need to know about programming and software development. So
a) Like with any other programming gig, sure if you find the right place to employ you (or if you work for yourself).
b) Not at all. Relevant skills are more important than age.