About Brian

 

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  • I’m an award-winning game designer and creative director with over 50 shipped titles and total sales of over $600 million.
  • Published games include mobile, online, trading card, console, social, tabletop miniatures, and board games.
  •  I’m an author of multiple game design books and an award-winning public speaker.
  • I’ve secured numerous patents for game mechanics for Zynga and Wizards of the Coast/Hasbro.
  •  I’m known for creative lateral thinking and I’m a member of the Triple Nine Society (High IQ organization for those with proctored test scores in the 99.9th percentile.)
  • I did my undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley and my MBA at the University of Washington.
  • My awards include: 2002 Mensa Select Award2004 Gamer’s Choice Award2008 Takara Tomy Award and 2010 Toastmasters Area 46 International Public Speaking Competition, among others.
  • I’m a guest lecturer at the U of Washington and member of the board of advisors at the Center for Serious Play.
  • Various skills include: Unity 3D, Javascript, C#, XCode, XML, SVN, Perforce, and Jira.
  • I’m an entrepreneur at heart and have been involved with numerous start-up companies in one form or another.
  • In 2008, Montel Williams nominated my wife and I as the “Kindest Family in America“.
  • I’ve been a student and competitor of Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for the past five years.
  • I have a wide network of game industry professionals and a reputation for helping talented people break into the entertainment industry.