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.


Chip Sbrogna

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STUDIO EXPERIENCE
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    Electronic Arts (EA) 

Shipped: "Star Wars - Galaxy of Heroes" (Senior Designer)

    Sixense Studios

Shipped: "Portal 2", "Portal 2 in Motion" on PSN, Steam

    Crystal Dynamics

Shipped: "Rise of the Tomb Raider"
 

NOMINATIONS

  • 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

Chip brings an epic amount of game industry experience to the table. He strives for nothing less than AAA in everything he does. He knows what he wants, and how to communicate it to a game team. Chip understands all the minute complexities that separate a good game from an extraordinary one.
— LinkedIn Review
 
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Mayet Andreassen

STUDIO EXPERIENCE

    Zynga Games
    2K Sports

EDUCATION

    Master's in Fine Arts in Animation & Visual Effects
    The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA    

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

    Freelance Illustrator, Designer and 3D Modeler    
    See full portfolio on BlogSpot

 
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Sarah Abraham

EDUCATION

    PhD in Game Technology
     University of Austin, TX

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

     President and Founder of Akula Games

     Adjunct Professor at UT
     Game Technology

 

Current Interests:
Gameplay that fosters empathy between players, cooperative game mechanics, Russian folklore, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.  

Inspired by:
Ico and Metal Gear Solid 3

 
 

OUR expert BOARD

  • Don Fussell
    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.
     

  • Donna Kidwell
    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.
     

  • Gordon Walton
    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.