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IGDA STL Microtalks Series: “Down to the Letter”

July 27th, 2014

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak among 7 other talented creatives at the IGDA STL Microtalk Series event at Riot Games in St. Louis. My talk, “Down to the Letter: The Importance of Typography in Video Games” is slightly more than halfway into the video, at about 48:20. If you have the time, I do recommend watching all eight microtalks, as they are all incredibly inspiring.

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Introducing Students to Game Development

July 14th, 2014

I was recently asked to provide insight into how young students might easily be able to learn the process of game design and development. While I’m not a teacher, I’m happy to provide what insight I can. Ultimately, learning how to make video games boils down to learning the principles of design, development, and problem solving.

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Pay Art Forward

January 18th, 2014

We crave art. We use art to connect with one another, with our emotions, with our history, and with our desires. Without art, creativity, innovation, and inspiration, we would cease to fulfill what makes us unique; we would lack that which allows us to grow. Understanding these circumstances, we need to understand that art benefits from inspiration and encouragement.

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Working with friends

September 18th, 2013

A lot of people express interest when I share that my business partners and I had been friends for several years before we took the plunge into mutual entrepreneurship. We’re in the minority of those who have managed to make a working relationship among friends work, so I’ll try to share our secrets to help you decide if working with friends is a reasonable option.

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