This iD Tech alum landed an indie gaming internship where he worked closely with Oculus VR.
Next, he founded his own game development studio!
A summer adventure at iD Tech Camps held at Vanderbilt sparked a lifetime pursuit for Casey. This iD alum-turned-camp instructor discovered his zeal for video game design and 3D modeling at iD Tech Camps in 2007 (when he was only 14). He now has an eye on a career in gaming.
His first step? Interning with an indie gaming company where he works closely with Oculus VR – the creator of the Oculus Rift – a next-generation headset making history with a virtual reality approach to gameplay.
Casey credits iD Tech Camps with putting him on the path towards a potential career in video game design.
“I was provided the training and practice that kick-started my hunger for game design and 3D modeling at iD Tech Camps. It made me realize my professional goals were attainable.”
iD Tech offers weeklong, day, and overnight STEM summer programs for kids and teens ages 6-18. Students choose from courses in game design, app development, programming, robotics, 3D modeling, film, photography, and more at over 150 top campus locations nationwide including Vanderbilt, Stanford, Princeton, and others.
Since 2011, Casey has spent his summers as an instructor at iD Tech Camps, most recently working as Lead Instructor at iD Tech Camps held at Towson University in Maryland. Better known as “Supra” to his students, Casey is majoring in Game Development with a minor in Concept Art for Games at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and plans to graduate with a BFA in 2015. His enthusiasm for video games and 3D modeling has made him a favorite with kids and teens each summer.
A young man of many talents, Casey has also worked for the University of Alabama constructing 3D models of aircrafts for simulation and presentation purposes, using Autodesk Maya. Recently, he founded his own game development company called Afterburn Studios. Additionally, he will soon be graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design.
“Getting paid to do something you love is amazing. Working at a job where I got to create was truly rewarding, and allowed me to keep my craft honed.”
Casey has run with his talents and passions to find fulfillment in college and in his blossoming career. In true iD Tech spirit, he states, “It is a real privilege to take what I’ve learned from iD and pay it forward to the next generation so I can help them pursue their dreams.”
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