Game Design Presentation with Zachary Norman - Novel Play Patterns Through Instinctual Awareness

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 6:00pm to 8:30pm

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Taper Hall (THH), 101
3501 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Game Design Presentation with Zachary Norman - Novel Play Patterns Through Instinctual Awareness

Presentation by Zachary Norman - President & Co-Founder

In partnership with ITP Viterbi School of Engineering
As President and Founder of TRIPP Zachary designs and manages delivery of the product. He guides the creative experience  as well. Previously, he was Founder, President & Chief Creative Officer of textPlus, where he handled the creation and management of the company’s platform and product offering.

Prior, Zachary co-founded JAMDAT Mobile. At SVP Worldwide Studios, he built JAMDAT Studios into a global operation with development teams in several countries and managed the production slate. He believes that high product quality, platform-native design, and a high degree of utility are key factors for the success of any electronic offering. He built JAMDAT Studio's slate, management and systems around this doctrine and as a result, the company was recognized throughout the industry as the quality and innovation leader in mobile entertainment. Zachary designed hits like JAMDAT Bowling, Bejeweled Multiplayer, and JAMDAT Solitaire; and three of the first five games ever to be sold on iTunes. 

Prior to JAMDAT, Zachary was Creative Director and Executive Producer at Activision, Inc., where he designed and managed several hit video game titles including Mechwarrior 2 & Interstate '76, titles responsible for over $250M in revenue.

Before his career in the interactive space, Zachary was a screenwriter and is credited with the conception of the Best Picture Oscar-winning feature film Shakespeare In Love.

In 2008 he set a land speed record at Bonneville on his electric Harley-Davidson.
Zachary is also CEO of Doggie Lawn, a successful pet supply business he runs with his wife, Natalie.


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