Mike Ellis
 

Welcome!

My name is Mike Ellis and this is my personal website, which has information about my career. I am a game designer, creative leader, and design manager, with over 25 years of industry experience. I have a track record of providing clear creative direction and drive while empowering others to do what they do best. Skilled at creating interactions, features, systems and content. Worked at game developers and publishers, both large and small. Able to respectfully integrate into on-site and remote teams, provide added value, and assist in helping to achieve quality and time oriented goals. 


Games aren't just an interest or career
they're my life's work.

 

Areas of Expertise

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Design &
Planning

Everything from designing entire projects to individual components such as controls, weapons, enemies, levels/worlds, and game systems.

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Creative
Leadership

Creatively leading teams toward clearly communicated, well-defined goals. Achieving quality results, within budgets and deadlines.

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Dept/Team
Management

Experienced in managing teams and departments of creative people. Ranging from just a couple of people to multiple design teams.

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Production
Support

Helping teams to define projects so that the can be quantified, scheduled, and tracked. Regularly auditing progress against dev time.


Testimonials