Meet Vero, Game Artist

Q: Hi Vero, why did you join Pretty Simple?
Well, I was unemployed and looking for a job, and through friends I met Corentin. It was the very beginning of the company. At the time Bastien and Corentin were working out of Corentin’s flat, so I was interviewed in a cafe. We hit it off because they saw I was into casual games – also hopefully because of my portfolio too, and I’ve been here since.

Q: What do you like most about your job?
I like that I am autonomous, that I could create all the art for MyShops with my own style. If I could rework it now, it would be great, and I’d love to do a MyShops 2. We dream of it with another colleague of the art team! *laughs*

Q: What was your biggest challenge?
Actually, it wasn’t so much doing all the art of My Shops, but more the fact that I really didn’t know Flash well. Plus it was my first big game on which I worked alone, so at first I wasn’t sure I would pull it off, but in the end it all worked out.

Q: Three things you could say about Pretty Simple?

  • Snug – I feel at home when I’m in the office.
  • Passion – I want to come every morning because I love what I do.
  • Much More – I have too much I’d like to say, I’ve learned a huge huge amount here, I get along very well with many of my colleagues and I’ve made many friends.. Also the bosses are very understanding with me, for example adjusting my hours since I became a mother.

Q: What’s something amazing you’ve done / learned at Pretty Simple?
Well, I’ve managed to adapt to production constraints that I never thought I could adapt to. MyShops was my first Facebook game. So for optimization and everything I managed to adapt, and the game runs well.  Also, on Criminal Case, I finally draw things that aren’t manga, and that’s pretty amazing for me!

Q: Best thing about Paris?
I love walking in Paris. On the weekends, I’d get up and go walk with my partner for 3 or 4 hours, then grab a sandwich or go to a restaurant, and walk some more. It’s crazy the places you can discover doing that! Also before I was a mum, I loved going to have an evening picnic and drinks near the seine or the Saint Martin channel..

Q: Anything else?
I hope to stay as long as possible here, and I’m looking forward to working on the next game. I hope we’ll do many more actually, beyond the big hit that is Criminal Case. And I hope the amosphere won’t change, and that we’ll keep on getting along just as well.