We’re hiring across a whole range of positions here at CA for both of our bustling teams. Downstairs, we have the console team, beavering away on our brand new game based on the Alien IP. Upstairs, the steadfast Total War team continue their excellent work, breaking new boundaries in their quest for strategy perfection.
To show a glimpse of life behind the curtain, we’ve put the spotlight on two of our brand new starters to The Creative Assembly – one from each team.
Naomi joins the Total War team as an Audio Engineer, having more than earned her stripes in the field – working for Future Post Production / Pepper Post, De Lane Lea and Mayflower Studios along the way to joining our merry band.
While studying for her BMUS in Music and Sound recording, she recalls one or two late nights. “We’d do all night recording sessions”, she yawned, “going to sleep for 2 hours and getting up for a full-on day of lectures. Fun!”
“My assistant fell asleep whilst riding his bike home the next morning and woke up riding on the wrong side of the road! Whoops!” No word on his present condition.
Her previous jobs have been quite intense, and Naomi particularly recalls her time as a runner. “It was never a dull moment. Once walked into the studio to give Christopher Lee his tea, only to find him wielding a knife that he apparently used to kill someone when he was in the military. I left very quickly!”
Naomi joins an Ivor Novello and BAFTA-winning audio team who continue to lead the vanguard of quality in computer games audio. They’re currently busily working on the music for the next Total War game, which we’re not allowed to tell you about.
Ben joins our console team, having previously worked for Framestore/Cinesite/MPC and a few boutique vfx studios. Before graduating, Ben worked as a court attendant at Wimbledon, a marina attendant and lifeguard. He says the job at Wimbledon was his craziest, granting him the opportunity to meet the players and sun bathe as part of his job.
Horsham is a lovely town with plenty of areas for sunbathing – not least the large park that’s very close to the office. He’ll no doubt spend a few lunchtimes there! The park also has gym facilities (with staff discount), tennis courts and a football “cage”, which has seen some legendary goals through the years.
Ben’s previously met a few celebrities from his time as a court attendant, most notably Anna Inanovich. He once held open a door for Tim Burton, apparently. With a million pounds he’d buy a boat with a helipad. Not a bad choice!
If you’d like to join Ben and Naomi at CA, why not check out our current vacancies?