FunPlus is a popular mobile game developer and Creative Art Works (CAW), an organization of young people excelling in the visual arts field.
Specifically, they announced their second collaboration in the Character Design Intern program. The purpose of the program is to provide support to New York City youth in hopes of inspiring them to pursue a career in game design.
This internship is intended to provide important tools and skills to New York City high school students, as well as connect interns with the community, academic success, and career options, and push them to reach new heights. The cooperation between FunPlus and CAW started on February 8th.
“Thanks to corporate support from FunPlus, Creative Art Works is able to provide an exceptional workforce development program for high school students in NYC,” said Brian Ricklin, CAW CEO and Managing Director. act said. “We know from experience last year that this type of program has a positive impact on the lives of young people, and we are excited to see what this year’s cohort will achieve.”
“We feel very honored to be a part of the program that Creative Art Works is running in New York City Wei Wang, Creative Director of FunPlus, who participated as a guest and director. refer to the 2021 version of the program said. “Last year, all the participants showed impressive talent and perseverance, and I can’t wait to see this new group of students apply everything they’ve learned to their new projects. How about this spring? It’s been great to see them unleash their creative potential, perhaps even discovering their calling for a future career in game design.”
FunPlus and Creative Art Works provide internships to more than 100 young people from New York. More than 100 of these people, from the city’s five High Schools of Career and Technical Education (CTE), will participate in FunPlus’ Game Character Design program this spring.
In addition, FunPlus artists and creators from around the world will provide youth work reviews, career advice, and advanced lectures on topics including body shape, building storyboarding, costume design, color scenario, environment and background design.
With the goal of building a long-term program, FunPlus has invested in developing the curriculum, paying teachers’ salaries and other expenses for the program. All interns will be paid the New York City minimum wage of $15/hour.