Designing
fun gameplay experiences
is my passion.

ABOUT
Me

Hi there.

One could say that I've always been 1 letter away from being NormaL.

I'm a game designer, and I specialize in designing and refining gameplay mechanics and game levels.  Whether I’m on a team or by myself, I’m committed and enthusiastic about every project I work on, and have been working on games for the past 2 years.   I'm most passionate about casual mobile games and action/adventure role-playing games.  When I'm not working on games, I love watching superhero movies, fawning over dogs everywhere, and bombastically singing along to musicals.

I started college with absolutely no programming experience, but persevered and graduated from UC Santa Cruz with 9 finished games and a B.S. in Computer Science - Game Design in 2017.  I'm currently based in Los Angeles County, and am looking for game design opportunities around the area.  Relocation is something I can do if it is for a creative endeavor I'm passionate about.

GAME DESIGNER

~Ba dum tss~

My Volunteer Activities

Conference Associate - GDC 2017, 2018
Worked with a team of ~400 Conference Associates.

I provided a positive experience for a week-long, professional convention of 28,000+ attendees by answering questions, ushering talks, attending to speakers' and panelists' needs, assisting guests
with game demos, and securing event entrances.


 

Cultural Consultant
for
Shadowrun: Hong Kong by Hairbrained Schemes.  

I was asked for my insight on Cantonese phrases, idioms, and references to ensure that there weren't any cultural or language issues with their Hong Kong references in the game.  I caught some inaccuracies that led to actual changes, and I'm honored to have contributed to the representation efforts in this amazing indie game.

My name is listed in the game credits, among other consultants.


 

My Hobbies

Casual Mobile Games
 

I'm always on the lookout for

hidden gems on the App Store with great gameplay, be it puzzle games like "1010!" or endless runners like "Rodeo Stampede."

Watching Let's Plays

I enjoy watching YouTubers play the games that I am unable to play myself, so I can passively enjoy and analyze what's so great about a game without finances or skill level getting in the way of game progression.

Anime & Manga

These mediums of entertainment are always pushing the boundaries of animation and graphic novels.
I love when amazing stories and great characters come to life, despite limited episode-space or chapter allocation.

Duct Tape & Perler Bead Crafts

                       

Fun fact: I duct taped my old assignments together and went to prom in a tuxedo-dress that I designed and made with about $50 of material.

My Favorite Games

Baten Kaitos: Origins
Corpse Party
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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time
Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire
Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

Pokemon Sapphire

Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness
Sonic Adventure Battle 2
Sonic Riders
Summon Knight: Swordcraft Story
Summon Knight: Swordcraft Story 2
Tales of Phantasia 

The Walking Dead (Telltale Games)

My Favorite Quotes

"When something is too hard...
There is always another way"

- Finding Dory (2016)