I have a new job

Anyone who visits LucianTucker.com immediately learns three things about me—I’m a designer, a writer, and an avid gamer. I’m very passionate about all three, and I believe everyone should follow their passions, no matter what. Following your passion is one of the secrets to happiness people often deprive themselves of.

I once knew someone who washed windows for a living, and was passionate about it. He told me that if you can find something you’d do for free, you should do it for a living. For him, it was washing windows. Makes you think, doesn’t it?

Now here I am a year later about to make another move to the San Francisco Bay Area for a position at Electronic Arts (EA). EA, for those who don’t know, is essentially the biggest company in the game industry…

He didn’t receive bundles of money every pay check, but he was happy being able to make a living out of something he’d gladly do for free.

His advice has always stuck with me, as I’d always believed in this, but never heard it spoken by anyone else. Most of the people I know are all about money. I had friends in college, for example, whose major wasn’t a subject they were necessarily interested in, but one they knew typically led to large paychecks.

Like I said, my passions lie in designing, writing, and playing games, and I decided several years ago that my goal would be to combine the three into a career in the video game industry. I decided that I would move to California after college because most game companies are located on the West, and one week after I graduated, that’s just what I did. I packed up and moved from Baltimore, MD to Los Angeles, CA.

After a few months of getting by with freelance work, I found my way over to Sony Pictures Television. Now here I am a year later about to make another move to the San Francisco Bay Area for a position at Electronic Arts (EA). EA, for those who don’t know, is essentially the biggest company in the game industry, being behind such products as The Sims, Rock Band, and Madden.

What I’ll be doing there is managing the content on EA.com, as well as designing and writing here and there. While my dream is to be involved with the actual development of video games, designing and writing, just working at a game company utilizing my talents is an achievement—it’s something that I would gladly do for free.

EA.com is a great web site, but I hope to take it several miles further when I start August 24th. I look forward to interacting with my new co-workers and wish the best to my previous co-workers at Sony.

Follow your passions…

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One Response to “I have a new job”

  1. Debra Tucker-Cooper Says:

    December 9th, 2009 at 5:59 am

    I think that is some of the best advice I have ever heard to use in chosing a career. I have always enjoyed working in the clerical field, even in high school, this was one of my majors. Now I have worked in this field for 32 years. I started as a Senior Clerk Typist and now I am an Office Supervisor. Although, I have never put my career into words as you have, I think that I will share your words of wisdom with my daughter, Shannon, to help her in choosing her career. Keep up the good work, I look forward to tracking your success.

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