BS, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh; MFA, The Academy of Art University
Jesse O'Brien is a game developer and animated short filmmaker. He has been teaching at RIT since 2013. Before joining SOFA he was a Senior Lecturer in the School of Interactive Games and Media at RIT. Jesse has taught over one thousand students. After graduation his students have gone on to work for Blizzard, Epic, Rockstar, Velan, Sony, Unity, Activision, Amazon Games and many many other studios.
Jesse has over fifteen years of game development experience. He has worked on eighteen shipped game titles, for companies including Activision, EA, Valve, Hi-Rez, Velan, and Workinman. He is currently working as Art Director on the MAGIC Spell Studios game, That Damn Goat.
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November 14, 2022
Vote now for RIT’s tiger courier for 'Dota 2' game
RIT is vying to be the first university to develop and have a game character accepted into the wildly popular online game Dota 2. The character, or courier, in the form of a tiger, was developed in MAGIC Spell Studios by a team of former RIT students and a faculty adviser.