Jason Corace is a game designer whose work focuses on the exploration of hybrid, social and tabletop games. He holds an undergraduate degree from the Evergreen State College and an MFA in Design Technology from the Parsons School of Design. www.goldengrave.com


Sam Sheffield is an artist, game designer, teacher and tinkerer living in Baltimore MD. He is a full time faculty member at MICA and his games have been shown extensively in the US and around the world. http://samsheffield.com/

Game Designer in Residence

Game Lab Manager


Matteo Uguzzoni is an architect and a game designer, his practice focus on creating transformative experience blending real life game and theater. He co-founded Urban Games Factory an Italian collective active in different form since 2009. He is also the host of “The Playcast” a podcast about immersive theater, real life games and everything in between. theplaycast.co & www.urbangames-factory.it


Karen Chang  Karen Chang is an artist and game designer in Baltimore. She has a BFA in Interactive Arts from MICA and is a co-founder of the local indie game studio, Studio217, LLC. She has game design experience ranging from silly physical games to serious games for training medical professionals.

Previous Game Designers in Residence


Lishan Az is a game designer and writer who creates experiences that blend digital and non-digital play while inviting players to collaborate in shared spaces. Her work explores Black women’s resistance, identity and historical perspectives. Lishan earned her M.F.A. in interactive media and game design from the University of Southern California, her B.S. in computer science from Columbia University and is currently an Assistant Professor at UC Davis. http://itslishan.com