"I like that the work atmosphere is nice and casual and that I work with people my age. I also like the creative input I have when developing a game."

Over 100 million Nintendo Game Boys have been sold. That's more than any other game console.

Today, video games look more realistic than ever. Bringing the games to life is the job of 3D animator Erin Olorenshaw. Erin performs her miracles at Relic Entertainment, where she oversees animation segments, making the work of three people look like the work of one.

Did you know? One in every ten Canadian households rents video games.

Erin started at her job making about $35,000 a year. She says the job offers a lot of possibilities for advancement. You can make up to $75,000 and designers and programmers can make even more!

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After graduating from film school, Erin sent her demo reel to hundreds of companies across the country. Relic was one of the few who actually called back. Good play! Erin and her team have helped earn the company several prestigious awards.

Erin says the women she knows in the video game business do extremely well. Itís a male dominated industry, but itís an excellent fit for women too.


Education: Classical and 3D animation at Vancouver Film School

Hobbies: Snowboarding and yoga