Alumni Stories

Grad Creates Art for League of Legends

You might say it was twisted...ahem...fate that brought FIEA alum Ryo Tazi and League of Legends together. Tazi started making LOL skins after meeting with Riot at a conference. In Spring of 2012, while still an art student at FIEA, Tazi won honorable mention in a LOL art contest that had more [...]

Lehnert Wins Award For First Film Score

FIEA alum Paige Lehnert recently won a “Best Feature Film Score” award at the 2014 Portsmouth International Film Festival for her musical work on the film “The Search For Simon.” The film also won the “Best Feature Screenplay” award at the festival as well as the “Independent Spirit” award at the Monaco International [...]

At Home On The Battlefront

Dennis Brännvall returns to his native Sweden as lead level designer on Star Wars™ franchise Star Wars Battlefront from EA Dice Dennis Brännvall was a long way from home when he joined FIEA’s production track in Fall of 2011. He’s since returned triumphantly to his native country of Sweden and [...]

Trick Of The Light

Lighting artist Scott Knapp has done lighting for AAA games, movies and even Super Bowl commercials “Lighting artists' jobs are essentially to bring things to life,” muses FIEA alumnus Scott Knapp. Since graduating, Scott's been breathing life into a diverse group of projects not only in the game industry, but film as [...]