Meet the Instructors
Our talented, industry-expert instructors can guide you through building your portfolio, working in a AAA team environment, and help you build assets that get the attention of game studios and gamers. Schedule a tour to meet with our advisors and learn more about the program.
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Electronic Arts (EA)
Shipped: "Star Wars - Galaxy of Heroes" (Senior Designer)
Shipped: "Portal 2", "Portal 2 in Motion" on PSN, Steam
Shipped: "Rise of the Tomb Raider"
God of War II - Adventure Game of the Year
God of War II - Action and Adventure
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes - Action/Adventure
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes - First Person Action Game of the Year
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes - GameCube
Master’s in Fine Arts in Animation & Visual Effects from The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA
Freelance Illustrator, Designer and 3D Modeler
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PhD in Game Technology
University of Austin, TX
President and Founder of Akula Games
Adjunct Professor at UT
Game play that fosters empathy between players
Cooperative game mechanics
Metal Gear Solid 3
BFA, Art, Arizona State University (Magna Cum Laude)
Adjunct Professor in Creative Design Technologies at Austin Community College
Professor of Game Art and Design at the Art Institute of Phoenix
Shipped: "Luna and the Moonling" (Senior Artist)
Shipped: "Baby Hands", Several B2B and Merge Cube Projects (Senior Artist)
Shipped: "Shroud of the Avatar (Senior Character Artist)
Vicarious Visions (Activision)
Shipped: “Guitar Hero [3-6]”, “Band Hero”, “Guitar Hero On Tour” [series], “Guitar Hero World Tour” [series], “Spiderman 3”, “Transformers Autobots”, “Transformers Decepticons”, “Tony Hawk Downhill Jam” (Senior Artist/Art Director)
Shipped: “MX vs ATV Unleashed”
MFA in Photography and Related Media - New York's School of Visual Art
Professor of Media Arts and Animation and Visual Effects and Motion Graphics at the Art Institute of Austin
Academic Director - Media Arts and Animation, Digital Film and Video Production, Game Art and Design at the Art Institute of Austin
Past client work for: Electronic Arts, NBC, Tiffany & Co., ABC Sports, ESPN, Panasonic, Snickers and RCA Records.
3D Motion Graphics for 2D Artists
Creative Motion Graphic Titling
The Visual Effects Arsenal
Our Expert Board
Shawn Jamali - President, Austin Career Institute
Shakeel Rashed - Director, Accelerator at Capital Factory
Director of the Laboratory for Real-time Graphics and Parallel Systems at UT Austin
Don is Trammell Crow Regents' Professor in the Department of Computer Sciences and the Director of the Laboratory for Real-time Graphics and Parallel Systems. He is also a member of the Computer Engineering Research Center, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Software Consultant and Co-Founder of WebStudent International
Donna specializes in commercialization strategies for potential of innovations in science and technology. She is a fierce advocate for using video games to teach leadership and management skills to children.
Video Game Developer and Producer
Gordon Walton has been authoring games and managing game development since 1977. He is currently President of Art & Craft Entertainment, Inc., which is building the crowdfunded MMO Crowfall™. Prior positions include VP and Exec Producer at Playdom Austin, VP and co-Studio General Manager at BioWare Austin working on Star Wars®: The Old Republic™, VP, Executive Producer and Studio Manager at Sony Online Entertainment in Austin, working on an unannounced product and Star Wars Galaxies at Sony Online Entertainment.