The student handbook for the ETC students who entered in the program in August of 2021.
A native from the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Jason came to the ETC with a passion for console video gaming. His gaming hobby started in early grade school, but it wasn't until his favorite game, Chrono Trigger, that he decided he wanted to work in the console gaming industry.
Initially, he tried to study creative writing in hopes of becoming the creative director for video games, but changed his major to communications to gain more interactive media experience. After earning his Bachelor of Arts from Slippery Rock University, he decided to pursue a Master's of Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center. After several weeks at the ETC, Jason realized that working solely as a creative director was not possible. His roles as producer and sound designer during Building Virtual Worlds have focused his aspirations. Currently, Jason hopes to obtain a production co-op in the console video gaming industry to further his experience and ultimately lead to employment.
In his spare time, he has been independently designing a table top role playing game. The game blends some of the typical Dungeons and Dragons dice rolling rules with some of his own rules, and the story is about surviving a zombie outbreak. It is still a work in progress, but Jason hopes to one day bring his idea from the table top realm to the console gaming realm.