Lucy Mossakowski joined the NaturalMotion team last August as a Graduate UX Designer. This is her first experience in the Gaming Industry after recently graduating from University last December. Her intensive studies of user experience and service design have really helped her find her footing within the company. Lucy loves the freedom NaturalMotion gives her to drive her own development pathway and focus on the skills that she wants to develop. As part of the NaturalMotion Graduate Programme, Lucy gets to rotate her work between our various gaming teams. This programme structure has allowed her to collaborate on a variety of projects and experience working with many of our employees. She has found everyone at NaturalMotion to be incredibly kind and more than happy to help her learn and grow!
Keep reading to learn more about Lucy and her experience with NaturalMotion’s Graduate Programme!
What is your role within NM/BA and how did you get here?
I am a Graduate UX Designer at NM and joined the company last August. I am completely new to the industry and only graduated from University in December. My studies focused on user experience and service design, and while they have definitely helped me to do the day-to-day work, there is a lot more to working in the industry than you can learn at University..
Tell me how the company supported your growth?
At NM you get the chance to choose what skills you would like to develop and how you want to do so. At the moment, I am learning a lot from my line managers, but have also signed up to the Interaction Design Foundation.
How would you describe the people within NM/BA?.
While everyone probably says the same about their company, the people at NM really are incredibly nice and forthcoming. Though I have been very stressed throughout the pandemic, my manager and the company have supported me and helped me work through it in a healthy way. There is not a single person that would not be happy for you to talk to them, and get to know you!
The tech landscape is getting increasingly competitive. Why should someone consider a career at NM/BA versus another tech company?
Since this is my first job after University, I can only really say that I got incredibly lucky. I feel that in a way the pandemic really shows you what a company is like – if the employees are happy and doing well in a hard time, it is probably a good company to work for, even more so when times finally get back to normal.
Do you have any mentors or leaders that have helped or inspired you throughout your career?
As part of the Graduate Programme, I am working in different teams at NM. I have only recently switched to a new team and have learned an incredible amount from my last manager – Antonella Sassu. She has a lot of experience in the industry and she always pushed me to do my best and to become more confident in myself and in my work. Similarly, my new manager is always supportive, and is helping me get settled in with my new team.