Changing career is never easy. It takes lots of thought, and above all courage and commitment. But that's exactly what escapee Richard Sowerby did. He sudied multimedia at Cheltenham University and forged a very successful career as a systems/graphics analyst. It took him 7 years to pluck the courage to follow his dream of working in the VFX industry and start looking for courses in compositing. And boy, did his determination pay off!
Richard's credits now include titles like ‘Voyage of the Dawn Treader’, ‘Star Wars (Phantom Menace)’ and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Part 2 under his belt. His success shows that it is never too late to pursue your dreams. If you have always dreamt of "packing it all" and change careers to work in VFX, why not take a look at the Creative Futures report which we published a little back? It talks about what drives creative professionals to make the plunge, is full of useful advice and features a number of case studies that may inspire you to do the same.