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Moore College of Art & Design

Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)


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To kick-off its innovative, new Interactive & Motion Arts major, Moore College of Art & Design is hosting "Game Changers: Women Game Artists Discuss Life in the Industry," a day-long event in the College’s Great Hall featuring a dynamic roster of women game artists.  It is being presented in partnership with the Philadelphia Game Lab’s 2013 Grassroots Game Conference.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
Keynote Speaker:
Jessica Hara Campbell, Environment Artist/Level Designer, Bioware
"Min-Maxing Your Skill Tree: Surviving and Thriving in the Game Industry"

Jessica Hara Campbell is a 2007 graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Illustration program (MICA). During her time at MICA, through friends on the art college’s ultimate Frisbee team, she was given a chance to work as a temporary intern at the Baltimore-based video game studio, Big Huge Games.  At the time, Campbell had never taken a 3D animation or modeling course.  Campbell began at Big Huge Games building layouts and visuals for multiplayer maps on the real-time-strategy game, Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends. When she graduated from MICA in 2007, her internship became a full-time job as an Environment Artist, focusing on creating outdoor assets. Following Rise of Legends, Campbell worked on Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties, as well as an unannounced Wii title. By the time the company began working on what would become Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Campbell had become something of an artist and designer hybrid, focusing not only on the visuals of a level but also on its layout and gameplay. This would eventually be made official, as she became one of the three World Designers on the project. Campbell would remain at Big Huge Games until the studio closed in 2012, but not before being the primary World Designer on the KOA: Reckoning DLC pack, The Legend of Dead Kel. 

Campbell then joined a number of Big Huge Games alumni at the Epic Games start-up, Impossible Studios, developing the dungeon-crawler iOS title, Infinity Blade: Dungeons. In 2013, however, that studio would also be shuttered. Campbell now lives in Montreal, Quebec, working as a Level Designer at BioWare on the next installment of the Mass Effect series.

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Moore College of Art & Design
1916 Race St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

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Moore College of Art & Design

Moore College of Art & Design is dedicated to excellence in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the first and only visual arts college for women in the United States. Through its undergraduate bachelor of fine arts degrees for women and its coeducational graduate programs, Moore cultivates creativity, promotes scholarship and prepares its students for professional careers in the arts by emphasizing critical thinking, problem solving, risk-taking, and strong communication skills. Moore is dedicated to producing graduates that distinguish themselves as leaders in their fields.

As a cultural leader, Moore promotes access to the arts throughout the broader community. The Galleries at Moore introduce the work of significant regional, national and international artists to the community through distinctive exhibitions and educational programs. The wide-ranging Continuing Education programs also serve the community by providing opportunities for men and women to learn new skills for personal and professional growth. Through Moore’s acclaimed Young Artist Workshop, founded in 1922, the lives of children and youth are enriched through creative arts education.

Building on its historic legacy of educating women for successful careers in the visual arts, Moore is committed to adapting to the needs of future generations of artists, designers, scholars and educators throughout its diverse educational programs.

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