Katherine James

A native Texan and the first in my family to leave the Lone Star State, I attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh where I studied Japanese and Creative Writing in the hopes of one day combining my passions for writing and video games into a rewarding career.

After graduating from CMU with double honors, I began my studies at the ETC, contributing to my Building Virtual Worlds teams as a Sound Designer, Producer, and Content Designer. On my first semester-long project, I served team Double Click! as the Lead Content Designer and as a Game Designer. I also studied the art of game design under Jesse Schell. I spent last summer interning at IBM Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts where I designed Timeflash: Quest for Cogs, a game/gamification hybrid. This semester I am serving as a Game and Content Designer on LinguaLoco, a game that helps students of Spanish practice their comprehension skills. Through my studies at the ETC, I hope to better understand how to balance innovative gameplay with engaging storylines in order to create games that will inspire others as they have inspired me.

Educational History

Japanese and Creative Writing Carnegie Mellon University