The student handbook for the ETC students who entered in the program in August of 2021.
Benjamin Taylor is Art Director at the mysterious trans-media think tank, the Stupid Fun Club in Berkeley California working directly with Will Wright, creator of the Sims and Spore. Benjamin graduated from the legendary Ringling College of Art and Design and went on to earn a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center. He has since worked on projects with Sharp Electronics Japan, Viacom, Lockheed Martin and other companies producing electronic media. He has also worked with clients in Germany, Japan, Australia and the United Kingdom. Benjamin uses his creative skills not only to create games but also to build robots and write apps and web content with his friends
Ben's relationship with the ETC started two years before he enrolled when he was brought on as an assistant for the Korean Game Development and Promotion Institute (KGDI). Since then, he has helped the ETC by pioneering the Osaka, Japan campus for it's first two semesters. Ben worked on the final project for ETC Global's Australia campus in Adelaide, in addition to working on the third Sharp Corporation collaboration in Japan.
Ben has a love for international culture and diversity, and fully supports the ETC's global initiative. Since graduating, he's been a featured speaker at several international conferences, including this years Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Ben is a technical artist, game designer and programmer currently living in the Bay Area.