Double Eleven’s Jenny Wheatley: ‘You should take a chance on a studio that will give you the space to grow and learn.’

Taking a new opportunity in the industry can open a door to the job of your dreams. We catch up with a recent career mover at the start of their exciting new role through recruitment specialist Amiqus

Name: Jenny Wheatley

Studio: Double Eleven

Job Title: Associate Producer

Education: BA (Hons) in Fine Art (graduated 2016, 2:1 grade) and MSc in  Project Management (graduated 2017, Distinction grade)

Congratulations on the new role! What inspired you about Double Eleven to join them?

I was inspired to come and join Double Eleven after learning about their low staff turnover; I thought the team must really like it there. Double Eleven has a good reputation for staff morale from what I had heard, which was key in making my decision to join them.

What’s the culture like at Double Eleven and what has been your experience of fitting in?

The culture at Double Eleven is positive, relaxed and very friendly. The management team encourages knowledge sharing here, which is something I am so happy about. The transition into this new role was made easy for me, because everybody here is so nice to work with, and very supportive.

What are you most excited about bringing to the role?

I always want to help the developers make the most of their abilities, challenge themselves and to learn more about their craft. That’s something I want for myself, too. I want to be able to make great content with great people, and that’s what I’m most excited about.

What will working at Double Eleven do for your career?

I’ve only been working at Double Eleven for just over a month, but already I have been given the support and encouragement to learn, as well as the opportunity to gain hands-on experience as a producer. Long term, I am looking to progress my career in-house at Double Eleven and the chance to work on the biggest triple-A titles, alongside a hugely talented team. I think I’ll find that here.

What would you say to anyone considering a career in the games industry?

If you’re unhappy in your current job, look for something different. There are a lot of great opportunities out there. You should take a chance on a studio that will give you the space to grow and learn. I’m glad I did just that by joining Double Eleven.

About Chris Wallace

Chris is a freelancer writer and was MCV/DEVELOP's staff writer from November 2019 until May 2022. He joined the team after graduating from Cardiff University with a Master's degree in Magazine Journalism. He can be found on Twitter at @wallacec42, where he mostly explores his obsession with the Life is Strange series, for which he refuses to apologise.

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