When someone "outside" of the industry asks about what you do, how do you reply?
Sorry if this seems a silly and irrelevant thread to start. I ask because at the moment I don't have an industry job. So whenever anyone at work or otherwise asks what I'm looking to do, or what my portfolio is about, I have a hard time explaining.
The most appropriate title I guess would be "video game artist". But depending on who asks that response is usually met with a glazed expression, as if its a fake hobby that I just made it up. Like a fancy way of saying "I like to play video games".
I usually just explain it as computer animation. Most people seem to have a good handle on what that is.
Does anyone else ever have this problem?
I also ask because I'm rewriting mv CV so its suited to a job not related to video games. So i'm not sure how to word "video game artist" as a hobby, rather than something that I might be leaving to persue 3 months down the line.
Ps I'm aware this makes me sound a little arrogant.