Game Change[Hers] Celebrates the Creative Genius of Women in Game Art & Animation
September 30, 2016

Game Change[Hers] Celebrates the Creative Genius of Women in Game Art & Animation

Game Change[HERS] is a collaboration of the School of Design at Mount Ida and Women in Games Boston. The exhibition, which will open October 27, will feature an international array of women artists’ work including 3D, Animations, Concept Art, UI and effects by women who are leading the way in these industries. 

Keynote speaker will be a UI Artist at Demiurge Students.  Part of Boston’s creative community since graduating from RISD in 2004, Clarke is an  accomplished designer and illustrator with more than ten years of experience in mobile media, animation, web and print.  She counts among her projects; Marvel Puzzle Quest, Lucky Super Slots, Healthyville, World Zombination and BMO Snaps.

Among the other dozens of artists to be featured in GAME CHANGE[HERS] include:

Helen Duckworth - a senior cg modeler & digital sculptor, working predominantly in stop motion animation. Past projects include Kubo and the Two StringsPirates! Band of Misfits, Box Trolls, and Hotel Transylvania 2

Reiko Murakami  -  a U.S. based concept artist and illustrator specialized in surreal fantasy and horror characters. She currently resides as a concept artist at Demiurge Studios working on Puzzle and Glory. In the past she has also contributed to such titles as Guitar Hero 2, Rock Band, and Rock Band 2

Kindra Haugen  -  a Concept Artist and Illustrator based in California. She currently resides at PennyPop working on the title Battle Camp as the Marketing Artist. Past roles include concept artist at Electronic Arts and Cinematic Illustrator at 38 Studios. 

Svetlana Tiagi is a Kyrgyzstan based Freelance artist. She is currently working on the game Legends of the Cryptids.

Sze Jones:  - best known for creating heroine characters for video games and cinematics. She has created numerous notable video games heroines in the past 18 years including heroines from such games as Uncharted, Tomb Raider Underworld, Everquest II, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Mass Effect 2, Fable 2, Halo Wars and Warhammer.

“We want to turn on their ear, the pre-conceived notion that the artistic worlds of game art and animation are predominantly male – or that the games you enjoy are being developed and crafted solely by men,”  says Jason Donati, Dean of the Mount Ida School of Design. “Mount Ida College is the perfect place for this special show,” says Donati.   “Mount Ida has, for more than 100 years, been a place where women have been educated and prepared for success. The Game Art and Animation programs in the School of Design, boast a higher percentage of female students today and the numbers are growing.”

The show runs through January 13, 2017, at the Gallery, School of Design, Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts.