Don Daglow, the president and creative director of Daglow Entertainment, LLC, began his career mainframe computers in 1971 (before Pong), and he has been designing successful online titles since 1987 (before the Internet). His latest enterprise is Daglow Entertainment, an online game development studio founded in 2011. He has worked on every generation of game consoles, from the Intellivision to the PS3/360/Wii. In 2008, his work was selected for an Emmy(R) Award in Technology and Engineering for his creation of Neverwinter Nights, the first graphical MMORPG.
Don’s recommendation for someone coming into the industry, no matter your area of skill or craft, to continue to grow it and keep learning. Don has the perspective of someone who has been in the industry since its earliest days and also recommends developing persistence. He points out many people in the industry have also had to learn to overcome small delays or setbacks and that it is important to not give up.