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Joe Stallings

Instructor

Joe attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, obtaining a bachelor of science in International Affairs as well as a dual minor in Economics and Political Science. Professionally, he boasts an extensive and varied experience, starting out as a visual and data designer in the financial sector. Later, he transitioned to the well-known Electronic Arts (EA) firm, working in several roles on multiple AAA titles, including Madden and The Sims. In 2013, he founded his own company, providing prototyping and consulting services in a variety of arenas – such as UX (user experiences), UI (user interfaces), and visual design, among others. He is also the co-owner of a local toys and collectibles shop, based in Florida, and a self-confessed “game jam addict”. He was even part of the team that won the “Tiny” Award at the 2019 Epic Games (Unreal Engine) MegaJam, so given to the best (and smallest!) game under 100 MB. Check it out here!

Not just a skilled game designer, Joe also specializes in UI/UX, prototyping, drones/drone programming, and teaching STEAM-based skills. He does much of his work in a variety of industry-standard programs, including Unreal Engine, Core, Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Pro, and Adobe XD, and is well-versed in multiple programming languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Likewise, he employs Twinmotion (and even Minecraft!) to explore architectural visualization, and has more than two decades of hobbyist-level experience in music and music-related technology like Reaktor, VCV Rack, and Ableton Like, with two albums of his own on Spotify and other streaming services. In this vein, he hopes to teach others how to design and build software synthesizers, synth patches, and even evolving musical performances through technological tools, AI composition, and coding.

Joe was drawn to Game-U by virtue of a shared mission. There are few other inclusive programs for children and adults with learning differences, and a particular lack of STEAM-based initiatives. As the father of two young adults on the autism spectrum, bridging this gap is near to Joe’s heart, and he wants to contribute to Game-U’s growth and success in this regard – in any way he can.

Welcome aboard, Joe! We’re glad to have you.