Alisa Kober

Game Designer

SUMMARY

Video Game Developer with 15+ Years of Industry Experience and many Published Titles.

•   Experienced: Production Designer, Animator, and Administrator.
•   Strengths: Technology Savvy, Creative, Chaos Wrangler.
•   Prioritizes: Team Collaboration, Quality of Work, and Deadlines.


SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

During my 15+ years as a game developer, I have contributed my talents across many disciplines, including executive level business operations, contract negotiations, production staff management, art creation, character animation, AI behavioral design, game design and technical documentation, writing dialog,light programming, testing, marketing and website development.

In a Game Design role, this diverse experience enables me to understand, evaluate, and communicate creative and functional production goals across all departments.

Developing the creative vision of a product is a collaborative process. As a Game Designer, I manage that vision, direct it, and strive to involve the entire team in creating the next generation of innovative, fun, and engaging products. I also like to involve the marketing department throughout development, allowing for an exchange of ideas and research to capitalize on current trends and explore untapped markets. Know your history. Anticipate the future.

Pushing creative and technical boundaries while being mindful of the realities of budget and schedule are my specialty. I enjoy learning new ways to test game play concepts and prove out the "fun factor" in the prototype stage using Flash and other tools. I am also very hands on and able to assist the team with art asset and data creation whenever needed.


TECHNICAL SKILLS

Highly adaptable to new software and excels in streamlining production processes and tools. Familiar with development for the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS, mobile, web, and custom platforms.

Adobe CS 3D / Animation Web Multi-Media/Code Communications Management
Photoshop    3DStudio MAX Dreamweaver Word MS Project
Illustrator Maya HTML, CSS Excel Perforce/SVN
Premiere Custom Dev Tools HTML5 Game Programming Visio Bugzilla
Flash Pro SketchUp ActionScript 3.0 PowerPoint Agile Scrum

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Independent Contractor Producer, Designer, Artist January 2009 - Current
Day 1 Studios Senior Animator March 2006 - December 2008
Independent Contractor Producer, Designer, Artist February 2001 - March 2006
Valkyrie Studios Inc. V.P. of Art Production (Owner) October 1997 - February 2001
Viacom New Media Lead Artist/Animator January 1993 - July 1997

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Web Maintenance and Design Certificate - Harper College