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


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

Associates in Science and Arts, Northwestern Michigan College, 2011


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