I play video games to challenge myself, to interact with others, and most importantly, to have fun. For these exact same reasons, I love making video games. My favorite types of games to play are ones with depth in their mechanics, taking time and effort to fully master.
I started my path toward game development in the 7th grade by teaching myself how to program with Game Maker. Many years later, I got my Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (with a minor in Studio Art) from Southern Methodist University before going to their game development graduate school, The Guildhall at SMU.
As a programmer with an artistic background, I bring a unique perspective to the table, allowing me to approach programming problems in a different way. While working with a team, I like collaborating with people who have a different way of thinking than I do, allowing me to learn from them and grow as a developer.