Hi, I'm Dylan Sia'asu Bruce.
Afatasi means half-breed in Samoan. As you might've guessed, I'm half-Samoan. I came to California from American Samoa a few years ago. I came here to study proper game design and pursue it as a proper career. Got a BA with a focus in Game Design Art... and I vividly remember after graduation, wondering where the entry level for me was. I couldn't find it.
Stone Librande taught my game design class and he said something one day that struck a chord with me. He was often asked, "How do you become a game designer?" How do you attain the holy grail? What's the secret code? How is it done? He would always say, 'you design games'. It sounds ridiculously simple, but it's true. The degree isn't the 'magic bullet'. You just need to design games.