1 on 1: General Game Design Mentorship

If you're an aspiring game designer or looking to get your first job in the games industry, I'm here to help! In this general game design mentorship session, I will be your cheerleader and educator providing you with positive feedback while also pinpointing your weak spots and offering advice to improve.

To be prepared for this session, please come with a list of questions and topics you want to cover so the lesson can go in the most beneficial direction. We can go over:
- Game Design Foundations
- Character/Enemy Design Documents
- Game Design Challenges
- Anything else within my area of expertise

About Me

Aviva Schecterson, a Senior Combat Designer at Stoic Studio while living in the greater Seattle area, is a passionate advocate for the gaming community. Beyond her impactful role at Stoic Studio, Aviva dedicates her time to mentor aspiring game developers in various programs and serves as Chair of the IGDA Jewish Game Developers SIG.

Her career encompasses roles at Amazon Game Studios as a game designer (Crucible, New World) and Lone Shark Games as a tabletop games developer and editor. A 2016 graduate of DigiPen Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design, Aviva also holds an Associate of Arts in Digital Gaming from Bellevue College (2012). During her time in college, she gained valuable experience through internships at Paizo and Signal Studios.

Game Credits: Combat Designer on Towerborne (Stoic Studio), AI Designer on New World (Amazon), Game Designer on Crucible (Amazon), Tabletop Game Development on Apocrypha Adventure Card Game, Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow's Walk, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, The Ninth World: A Skillbuilding Game for Numenera, and Thornwatch (Lone Shark Games)
Times Available (include your timezone): 9 AM - 12 PM PST Saturday and Sunday; Weeknights by request.
Design Disciplines :
AI Design
Game Design
Creative Design
Level Design
Technical Design
Languages Spoken (must be fluent) :
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