Jesse N. Schell is an American video game designer, author, CEO of Schell Games, and a Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Entertainment Technology at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center, a joint master's program between the College of Fine Arts and School of Computer Science in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jesse Schell earned a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and subsequently, earned a Master's Degree in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University. His early career consisted of his work as a Software Engineer for IBM and Bell Communications Research, and then moved to Los Angeles to work with Disney Imagineering. In addition to his other achievements, Schell has also been a writer, director, performer, juggler, comedian, and circus artist for both Freihofer's Mime Circus and the Juggler's Guild.
|Born:||June 13, 1970|
|Fields:||Computer science, Entertainment Technology|
|Institutions:||Carnegie Mellon University, Schell Games|
|Alma mater:||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Carnegie Mellon University|
|Notable awards:||Top 10 Young Innovators|
About Jesse Schell
Known for designing such video and web-based games as Pirates of the Caribbean Online and Pixie Hollow, he also created such theme park rides as Toy Story Midway Mania. He founded the Schell Games company and taught at Carnegie Mellon University.
Jesse Schell Before Fame
Following his 1994 graduation from Carnegie Mellon's Information Networking Institute, he worked for both Bell Labs and the design department of The Walt Disney Company.
Achievement of Jesse Schell
He published a popular 2008 manual titled The Art of Game Design.
Jesse Schell Family Life
He settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife, Nyra.
Associations of Jesse Schell
He joined the Carnegie Mellon faculty on the invitation of fellow computer science expert Randy Pausch.
Information related to Jesse Schell
- American video game designers
- Carnegie Mellon University faculty
- Carnegie Mellon University alumni