Jesse O’Brien is an Assistant Professor in the School of Film and Animation (SOFA) at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Before joining SOFA he was a Senior Lecturer in the School of Interactive Games and Media at RIT. He has been teaching at RIT since 2013 and has taught over one thousand students. After graduation his students have gone on to work for Blizzard, Epic, Rockstar, Velan, Sony, Unity, Activision, Amazon Games, and many many other studios. Jesse is also a game developer with over fifteen years of experience, and an award-winning animated short filmmaker. Jesse has worked on eighteen shipped game titles, for companies including Activision, EA, Valve, Hi-Rez, Velan, and Workinman. He is currently working as Art Director on the MAGIC Spell Studios game, That Damn Goat. Jesse holds a MFA from The Academy of Art University, and a BS from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.