BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology
Sten Erickson McKinzie is an award-winning Animator/Interactive Media Developer whose industry career and experience spans nearly two decades.
Since receiving his Bachelors of Fine Arts from the School of Film and Animation at RIT, Sten has worked as an animator, a multimedia designer and Creative Director in the Interactive Media and Games industry, primarily in Chicago and LA.
Sten has always had a passion for teaching. He feels a responsibility to share his experience and knowledge with future generations of animators and developers. To this end, during his time in industry, he worked as an adjunct lecturer and regularly took on co-ops and interns.
In 2010, Sten decided to leave industry and return to graduate school so that he could pursue his passion, full-time. He received his Master of Fine Arts from RIT in Computer Graphic Design/Visual Communication Design. Sten now enjoys a full-time faculty position in the School of Interactive Games and Media at RIT.
In the News
August 30, 2022
Kids at the Boys and Girls Club learn how to make video games from RIT professors
WHEC-TV features a video game development program held at the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester this summer. The program, in collaboration with AT&T, was led by Sten McKinzie, lecturer, and Benjamin Snyder, visiting lecturer, in RIT's School of Interactive Games and Media.