Behind the Scenes at PDP: Product Designer Dennis Foster

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We’re back with our second PDP interview! We’re continuing our celebration of our PDP employees, where we introduce you to the many different faces behind the company.

The Dennis

Name: Dennis Foster

Hometown: Fresno, CA

Job Title at PDP: Product Designer

Interested in product design? Dennis dives a little deeper into his job at PDP Gaming:

How long have you worked at PDP? 

4 years 9 months.

What’s your favorite project you worked on at PDP? 

Mass Effect Andromeda RC.

What’s your favorite part of your job? 

Being able to design a variety of licensed products.

What strengths do you think you bring to your job? 

I have a broad knowledge of mechanics and design that I can incorporate into the technical aspect of the products we design at PDP.

What’s the hardest part of your job? 

Trying to get quality work done in a minimal amount of time.

Are there any conferences/classes you like to attend to strengthen your skills? 

I am currently taking a drawing class at Art Center to improve my drawing ability.  In addition to drawing, I would also like to take a digital rendering class as well.

Preferred gaming console? 

Xbox One.

Favorite memory of gaming? 

Playing NES when I was a child.

First video game you ever loved? 

I really enjoyed playing Super Mario 3 on NES.

As a gamer, the next big thing will be…..

Virtual Reality.

The big game release I can’t wait for is …. 

Super Smash Bros for Switch.

Do you have any advice for people who would like to work in the gaming industry?

Become informed about the subject. Get out to the conventions and network.

Interesting fact about yourself: 

I am a US Marine Veteran.

Thanks for reading our Q&A with Dennis Foster! We hope you learned a little something about what it’s like to work for PDP and in the gaming industry. Make sure to check back next month for a brand new interview!

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