Hi! I’m Kelsey, a Junior at Ringling College of Art and Design. As a Game Art student, I’m involved in level design in UE4, 3D modelling in Maya, material creation in Substance Designer, and trailer editing in Adobe Premiere and After Effects. It’s a lot of hats to wear! Video games give me the freedom to be able to control all aspects of a player’s interactivity.
I have a strong interest in theme park design and am currently the Vice President of the Themed Entertainment Association‘s NextGen chapter at Ringling. I have the honor of being in charge of coordinating events, scheduling fundraisers, and reaching out to potential guest speakers. I’m pretty wild about queue design too – if you ever want to get me to not shut up, just ask me about the line for the Haunted Mansion.
I’m also wild about roller skating! I started with roller hockey in middle school and have never looked back. I know all of those tunes played at roller rinks by heart, trust me. In the little free time I have between classes, I am part of the Bradentucky Bombers, the Bradenton roller derby team. I’m also part of my local Chicks in Bowls chapter, where I’m trying to learn how to do tricks in half pipes on quad skates.
I’m always trying to think of ways to get my friends involved with the community. I invited as many people as I could to help clean up and “beautify” the infamous Acid Tunnel in my hometown. Armed with a paint roller, we cleaned up areas and gave artists new canvases to make a more positive contribution. With so many people excited about the event, we got the attention of the Springfield News-Leader, who came to cover the event. It was on the front page of the following day’s paper, and you can read about our efforts here.