Forbes Under 30 Summit: Andrew Maximov

***There is an explicit language warning for this mini-season of Business Edge. The thoughts and opinions of our interviewees do not reflect the thoughts and opinions of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity.

This past October, the 2022 Forbes Under 30 Summit was held in Detroit, MI. Three AKPsi members attended on behalf of the fraternity to learn from the event and share that information with all of you. Those brothers are Siddarth Nagisetty and Bobby Housel from the University of Michigan, and yours truly, Finn Lambouris from Michigan State University. We interviewed a number of attendees, including several Under 30 listers! Here’s what they had to say.

Games industry veteran, former Technical Art Director for Sony Interactive, Andrew pushed cutting edge art technology that powered the biggest entertainment franchises in the world. Develop and Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30, artist, programmer, consultant and entrepreneur. Andrew taught art, technology and production at Universities, Schools and Computer Graphics events in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Montreal, Tokyo, Seoul, Malta, Bulgaria, Poland and Uganda to name a few. Distinguished in both art and technology he has been co-running the Art Direction Summit at Game Developers Conference for 9 years, while also sitting on the jury of SIGGRAPH Realtime Live.

Democratizing the creative process, supporting artists and empowering creativity within every single person has been his unrelenting focus and singular goal throughout his entire career.

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