Here's an announcement from my Facebook and Instagram that I thought I'd post here as well.
Big news alert! As many of you already know, In about 2 weeks I'll be moving to Quebec City, Canada, and starting work at Ubisoft Quebec!
For years I've had the idea in the back of my mind that if the right opportunity presented itself I would be thrilled to work abroad for a bit, and last year it finally did. It's been a lot of work to get to this point ( turns out, moving halfway across the world is pretty complicated ) and now as the final pieces are coming together, I thought it was high time to make the announcement.
If you are not familiar with Ubisoft Quebec, they are the folks responsible for Assassin's Creed Odyssey among other great titles. I'll be joining their concept design team and will spend the next few years helping them on whatever they do next. Needless to say that I'm extremely excited to work with and learn from such stellar talent.
However, as excited as I am about this opportunity it's difficult to leave Ubisoft Redlynx, a studio that I've been so happy at for the past 6 years. It's been a rollercoaster ride of new experiences and I'm super grateful for all the great friends I've made and for the studio for believing in me and giving me opportunities to grow both as an artist and as a person. Special thanks goes to Julius for pushing me a bit on taking the leap and helping along the way :)
I'm looking forward to working with all of my Redlynx colleagues again sometime in the future!
All that said, I doubt any of this would have happened without the constant support and love of my wonderful girlfriend Vilma, who always believed in me and supported me while I worked long hours trying to improve my skillset and portfolio. For that I will always be grateful for. Luckily she will be joining me in Canada for an extended period of time in the not too distant future :)
Long story short, I'm going to miss Finland, my family, my friends and Helsinki for sure but I'll be back eventually and will visit as often as I can :)Until then, au revoir!