James O’Brien

Adjunct Faculty

Professional activities and areas of interest

Adjunct Professor O’Brien joined the Digital Animation and Game Design program in the fall of 2019.  During his 7 year career in the video game industry, he has worked on 3 shipped titles including Heroes of Newerth, Steven Universe Tap Together, and Wordmates as a 3D Artist, Visual Effects artist, and Project Manager.  In his spare time he likes to delve into game programming to bring his artwork to life.

Professional Experience:

  • Reset Studio – Outsource Manager / 3D Artist, 2016 – 2019
  • S2 Games – Outsource Manager / VFX Artist, 2013 – 2014

Education:

Bachelor of Applied Science, Digital Animation and Game Design, Ferris State University, 2013

Associates in Science and Arts, Northwestern Michigan College, 2011

Programs:

Digital Media Software Engineering, School Of Digital Media, Television and Digital Media Production, Digital Animation and Game Design