Grad Stories

“I think FIEA really taught me how important collaboration is. And how to compromise.”
-Dennis Branvall, Lead Level Designer, EA DICE

Alumni Stories

More than 135 companies have hired FIEA’s 537 alumni, including brands such as Rovio, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Blizzard, Bungie, Sony, Epic, Cartoon Network, Disney and Marvel. Read our alumni stories and see how our graduates are out in the video game industry doing amazing things.

  • Imagineering the Future
    August 21, 2017
    Alumnus James Moore talks about his work as a Disney ImagineerWhat is a Disney...
  • From Game Maker to Myth Maker
    March 22, 2017
    FIEA alumus Matthew Laurence ’06, is being compared to Percy Jackson creator Rick Riordan...
    Cover of a book "Freya" along with the male author Matt Laurence holding the book in his hands
  • Ticket To Ride
    December 19, 2016
    Artist Carlos Weiser now enjoys the thrill of designing rides at Universal Studios.Carlos Weiser...
    Artist Carlos Weiser in dark blue polo leaning on rail in front of a Universal Studios globe sign
  • Keeping Epic In Tune
    April 18, 2016
    As a self-described shy kid, a young Billy Bramer probably never would have guessed...
    Billy Bramer in black polo with Epic logo standing in front of screenshot from Fortnite videogame
  • In Your Face
    February 11, 2016
    Ingrid Aguero gets up close and personal with star athletes in her role as...
    Female student Ingrid Aguero holding large dog in arms imposed over screenshot of NBA Live videogame
  • Killer Experience
    May 19, 2015
    A Group of FIEA Alums Help Keep “Killer Instinct” KickingThe video game Killer Instinct...
    A group of young professionals who are former alumni's of FIEA working at Iron Galaxy Studios Orlando
  • From FIEA To Finland
    December 4, 2014
    FIEA alum Matt Laurence talks about “Angry Birds,” friendly Finnish and working for RovioFlorida...
    Matt Laurence with glasses and green jacket standing outside
  • Grad Creates Art for League of Legends
    December 2, 2014
    You might say it was twisted...ahem...fate that brought FIEA alum Ryo Tazi and League...
    Young Asian male Ryo Tazi in burgundy t-shirt imposed over "League of Legends" videogame artwork
  • Lehnert Wins Award For First Film Score
    November 12, 2014
    FIEA alum Paige Lehnert recently won a “Best Feature Film Score” award at the...
    Group of well dressed professionals at a movie opening
  • At Home On The Battlefront
    February 12, 2014
    Dennis Brännvall returns to his native Sweden as lead level designer on Star Wars™...
    Young professional male with glasses wearing a white shirt and black jacket standing behind a Battlefield banner
  • Trick Of The Light
    February 6, 2014
    Lighting artist Scott Knapp has done lighting for AAA games, movies and even Super...
    A young energetic professional male holding his young child composited over a night time city scene
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