Trista Bytes is a full-time presenter, content creator & Twitch Partner with over 6 years of experience as a variety and comedy entertainer. Trista has worked their way from a part-time hobbyist Youtuber to a full-time career in the industry, making the leap to full-time Twitch streamer at the start of 2020.
Trista’s channel is best described as nostalgia, comedy, and nonsense! From retro and indie games to journeys back with the 80s and 90s throwbacks to a whole host of improv comedy characters who appear on chat’s command; it’s a fun, chaotic, and wholesome place to hang out 5 days a week on Twitch. The channel & its community is also connected to several charities with £10,000 raised over 2020 for charities including mental health charity Samaritans as well as Gamers Beat Cancer and Special Effect, who help build custom controllers for physically disabled children and adults. Trista also guests regularly on various geek-related podcasts as well as having spots on other Twitch channels and is often seen hosting panels on stage at comic con and gaming events.
From minimum wage jobs to a self-taught graphic designer to a full-time partnered streamer, Trista shows that it’s never too late to swap careers and hopes to share some advice on how they made the swap, what skills to focus on, what tech to get first, how to engage with your audience and how to know your worth when approached by brands.