Core Skills and Abilities

The specialist areas that I am going to focus on for my project are story development and 2D art. I want to focus on story development because I enjoy coming up with story ideas and creating worlds for a story to take place in. Also I like creating characters as I can think about their backstory and what kind of person they are and what role they will have in the story. I want to do 2D art so that I can improve my drawing skills, and also I want to be able to visualise my ideas. Also I can work on my art style and develop my art skills.

Story developer personal skills

  • Organisational- Time keeping
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity

Story developer interpersonal skills

  • Teamwork
  • Communication

Story developer technical skills

  • Microsoft word
  • Grammar
  • Writing

2D artist personal skills

  • Organisational
  • Multitasking
  • Problem solving
  • Adaptability

2D artist interpersonal skills

  • Communication
  • Teamwork

2D artist technical skills

  • 2D Animation- Flash
  • Drawing

This task has informed me of what skills I will need in order to successfully complete my work in the areas of 2D art and story development. I already have many of the skills I will need for story development and some for 2D art but I now know that I will need to improve a lot in order to create high quality 2D art. I can use this to help make the 2D art part of my project easier for me, as I know what my weaknesses are in this area so I will be able to work on those and improve them. Also I now know that the story development part of my project will be easier because I have many of the skills I will need so developing my story and characters should not be a problem for me.

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2 thoughts on “Core Skills and Abilities

  1. Liam, there is no evidence of research or reflection here. Where did you get the information for these skills? Where are your references? There is NO SUCH job as “story creator”, which suggests that you have not bothered to do research on these job roles.

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