You’ve Graduated: Now What?

You’ve Graduated: Now What? is a how-to session on launching a career in the game development industry. A selection of three local industry experts will be sharing their own personal tips and advice, followed by an open audience Q&A.

Speakers include Clayton Kisko (Senior Level Designer at Robomodo,) Sheri Rubin (Founder and CEO of Design Direct Deliver,) and Craig Stern (founder of Sinister Design.) Their full bios are listed below.

Clayton Kisko

Clayton is a Senior Level Designer at Robomodo working on Tony Hawk HD. After graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design, Clayton received his first gig in the game industry working with Robomodo as a Junior Level Designer on Tony Hawk: Ride. Since then Clay has worked as a Level Designer, Game Designer, and Game consultant on peripheral games, Kinect games, console games, mobile games, and XBLA/PSN games.

Sheri Rubin

Sheri Rubin is the founder and CEO of Design Direct Deliver (DDD), a small business consultancy that focuses on project management and improving customer experiences. Prior to DDD, she was Producer and Corporate Communications Director for High Voltage Software, Inc. Sheri got her start in the game industry over 15 years ago and has more than 30 game credits under her belt. She is an avid philanthropist and fierce advocate for the betterment of the video game industry, dedicating much of her free time to volunteer organizations including Women in Games International (WIGI), the Red Cross, and the International Game Developers Association (IGDA). Sheri received her B.A. summa cum laude in Business Administration from DeVry University and serves on the boards for IGDA, IGDA Chicago, and Jenkat Media, Inc.

Craig Stern

Craig Stern is an independent game developer and founder of Sinister Design, an game studio based out of Chicago. He just released Telepath RPG: Servants of God, a Middle-Eastern steampunk strategy RPG, in February.

In addition to developing games, Craig sits on the board of Indie City Games, an organization of indie game developers from around the city. Craig also founded and runs the website, a site dedicated exclusively to RPGs created by the indie game development community.

Join us at 7pm at the International Academy of Design & Technology for what is sure to be a highly educational event for anyone who is currently seeking employment in the industry.

Full event details available on the Meetup page: You’ve Graduated: Now What?

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