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Cartoon Drawing of Jackie

Jacqueline McGraw

Game Developer | Concept Artist

Name:Jacqueline McGraw
Twitter:@jackiedmcgraw
Address:Rochester, NY
Phone:609-314-6999
Resume:Download Here
My name is Jackie and I have a few screws loose but it's okay - I use them to build beautiful things.

Enthusiastic storylines, inspiring characters and beautiful landscapes draw me into each new game I play so, naturally, I do my best to make sure my life is just as interesting as the worlds I create!

Games have motivated me to overcome some of the greatest obstacles in my life. I have been told that one of my strongest characteristics is my ability to take negative experiences and turn them into positives ones. Helping others see their self-worth and potential is a passion of mine.

With the way I look at it, just because life is advertised as a single player game doesn't mean that we can't try our best to make it a cooperative adventure with each new person we meet!

Employment

2017 - Present

The Strong National Museuem of Play

Game Designer/Creative Director

My primary focus in this project was the creation of portable pocket games from the late 1800’s to mid 1900’s (ball mazes, etc) and recreating them for mobile platforms for release on The Strong’s website and/or other digital distribution networks.

2016 - 2017

MAGIC Spell Studios

App Designer and Lead Artist

I had the pleasure of working at MAGIC Spell Studios with a team who was focused on using games and interactive media as a form of therapy for children diagnosed with mental illnesses. The project I created art assests and designed UI/UX for was Repetition Rebellion, a mental and emotional health tracking app that can be prescribed by a mental/behavioral health care professional for a client meeting criteria for a variety of DSM 5 diagnoses including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, and high functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Education

2012 - 2016

Rochester Institute of Technology

Bachelors of Science in Game Design and Development

The bachelor of science in game design and development allows students to explore the entertainment technology landscape and related areas, while still pursuing a broad-based university education. The degree is intended specifically for students who aspire to hold careers within the professional games industry or a related field, such as simulation, edutainment, or visualization. This degree also provides students with a core computing education that prepares them for graduate study or employment in a number of computing fields.

2011 - 2012

Drexel University

Digital Media Academy Technology

This program is designed to expose students to the latest Sony technologies and equipment, building on mutually beneficial goals, in order to help education to stay ahead of the curve and evolve with the ever-changing landscape of technologies.

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