I graduated from Carluke High School in 1998 with 4 SQA Highers for Maths, Physics, Music and Computing, and one SQA Advanced Higher, also in Computing.
I gained direct entry to 2nd year of a 4 year course in Computer Games Technology, a skillset and BCS accredited programming course specialising in games.
During my time at university, I applied to work for SCET on a short term contract to develop a prototype application for viewing 3D models of human bone breaks and fractures, for use in medical training.
Towards the end of my last year of university I applied to many (many) agencies and game developers to try to find work, and it was very disheartening to find that more than a few of the companies I applied to completely ignored me. I managed to find Midland Valley through my own means and at the interview used my honours project as the subject of a small presentation. Which resulted in my employment.
I joined Rockstar North in November of 2013. I left Midland Valley with a small degree of regret, as they had taken a chance on me that had planned to repay them for. However my heart wanted to work in the games industry, and I just couldn't pass up the chance to work with one of the most well known and most successful games companies in the world.