Design Team

Current Members:

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Matt Kane

Lead Design / Development Director

USC – CS Games

Matt has worked at Nexon America the past two summers in systems design and tools development. He’s originally from Sacramento, CA, plays a lot of Dota and eats Panda Express every day.

Portfolio: mattkaneirl.com
Email: parse22@gmail.com

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Zach Suite

Designer

USC – Interactive Entertainment

Zach is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He likes painting and drawing! Zach also enjoys rock climbing and being outdoors. He playing video games, too. Zach’s favorite video games are the Metal Gear Solid series and the Kingdom Hearts series.

Email: zachissuite@gmail.com

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Brendan LoBuglio

Designer

USC – Interactive Entertainment

Brendan is a hobbyist-turned-student game designer, who’s been making games on his own since middle school. He’s originally from Bethesda, Maryland – if you ever find yourself in the DC Metro area and craving a game of Magic: The Gathering, Brendan’s your guy.

(Brendan thinks his hair looks good like that, but we both know he isn’t kidding anyone)

Portfolio: BrendanLoBuglio.com
Email: B.LoBuglio@gmail.com

Past Members:

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William Hellwarth

Co-Design Lead

USC – Interactive Media

Will breathes games. From tabletop strategy to casual social to hyper competitive e-sports, there are few games that he doesn’t play and love (JRPG’s feature heavily in my black books). Will’s experience is in leading creative teams and bringing people together to make something either as a designer, director, or producer. While still in school he’s been busy pursuing team leadership opportunities but still believes that everybody does real work on a team, and is producing something creative of their own to contribute to the game rather than coming up with a good idea and leaving it to the team to make real. Will loves to work alone and with groups as long as the focus is on innovation, unique style, and honest expression.

Portfolio: goodbyeworld.net
Email: willadhell@gmail.com

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Chris Muriel

Designer

USC – IMD Graduate Student, 2nd year
Christian Muriel is a game designer from Spanish origin currently living in Los Angeles, California where he is pursuing an MFA in Game & Interactive Media Design at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Christian is currently working on several research and thesis projects with fellow IMD students and faculty members. His passion for video games and design have encouraged him to work on a lot of projects. He is excited to continue learning and creating new experiences that help shape a new era in the game industry. When he is not working, he enjoys playing videogames, watching baseball and doing some parkour!. Also he really loves Zelda.

Portfolio: www.christianmuriel.com
Email: chris.muriel@gmail.com

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Jeffrey Chau

Designer

USC – Computer Science (Games)

Jeffrey is a sophomore undergrad at USC studying Computer Science (Games). He’s been playing video games for my entire life, from puzzles to action to shooters to JRPG’s. Recently, he’s been really into League of Legends while trying to work through the rest of his steam library. He also does a little bit of music and edit frames for a 2D League of Legends fighting project on the side. Not to mention, he is a huge Square Enix fan.

Email: chauejff@usc.edu

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Alexander Huang

Designer

USC – Computer Science (Games)

Alex is currently an undergraduate student looking to expand his abilities in game design through tackling the challenge of  Advanced Games projects. I’ve worked with Riot Games as a Live Design intern and Tencent as a market research intern. I absolutely love League of Legends and all it stands for. Beyond MOBA’s however, I also love Bethesda’s work and am incredibly excited for the upcoming Elder Scrolls Online. When I’m not worrying about designing games, you can count on me to be playing them.

Email: huangan@usc.edu

 

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