July 2, 2018
5 Questions With…Andrew Smaltz
5 Questions with Andrew Smaltz
1. Where were you/what did you do before working at Seriously?
Prior to Seriously, I was working more in the digital arts field than in the gaming industry, which was strange considering gaming is a passion of mine. One day, my best friends realized this, and they called me out and told me to leave behind my job on the East Coast to join them in sunny So-Cal. Good thing I listened because shortly after I moved to L.A., I found my way into gaming through Seriously, and the rest is history.
2. What is your current role at Seriously?
I’m the Senior Graphic Artist for the marketing, community and business development teams in our L.A. office. I mainly focus on creating graphics for our social marketing platforms, but I also work on any other design needs that arise, including: billboards, stickers, posters, phone accessories, tote bags, t-shirts, marketing ads, etc. When it comes to graphic design at Seriously, I do a little bit of anything and everything!
3. What’s your favorite part about your job?
There’s really never a dull moment at Seriously! Every day I have a batch of new and exciting creative tasks that I get to brainstorm, design and ultimately create. Each new task is like a puzzle I get to reconstruct and strategically piece together. I get to experiment with all of our amazing game characters and world art.
4. Who is your favorite Fiend or Slug and why?
My favorite Fiend would probably be the Green Fiend, Temper. I love his cape and utility belt and I feel like there’s a bit of Luke Skywalker in him. Mark Hamill actually voiced Temper for our animations on YouTube, so maybe that detail reinforces the connection for me.
5. When you are not working at Seriously or playing Best Fiends, what do you enjoy doing?
The whole entertainment industry is really my bread and butter. If I’m not playing the latest online game with friends, I’m catching up on my favorite shows or watching the newest blockbuster film. L.A. has no shortage of fun activities or places to explore, so I’m usually spending the rest of my time getting more familiar with the city and working to become a true L.A. native.