Alisa Kober

Production Manager / Producer

SUMMARY

Video Game Developer with 15+ Years of Industry Experience and many Published Titles.

•   Experienced: Production Designer, Animator, and Administrator.
•   Strengths: Technology Savvy, Creative, Chaos Wrangler.
•   Prioritizes: Team Collaboration, Quality of Work, and Deadlines.


SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

During my 15+ years as a game developer, I have contributed my talents across many disciplines, including executive level business operations, contract negotiations, production staff management, art creation, character animation, AI behavioral design, game design and technical documentation, writing dialog, light programming, testing, marketing and website development.

This diverse experience has given me the tools essential for a Producer or Production Manager, enabling me to understand, evaluate, and communicate production needs across all departments, develop realistic schedules, and identify and remove roadblocks early. I am also excellent at contingency planning and streamlining processes whether they require technical, organizational, or personnel related solutions.

My managerial style has been described by fellow co-workers as very approachable. I believe that a Production Manager should be a benevolent but decisive leader and be the facilitator for team collaboration and problem resolution. I work well with staff and outside contractors alike. I am also very hands on and able to assist the team with asset and data creation when needed.

As a former owner of Valkyrie Studios, I have a reputation for creating top quality creative game products on time and within budget, while maintaining a friendly, respectful atmosphere which encourages high levels of commitment and creativity. Staff morale and mentoring is a priority.


TECHNICAL SKILLS

Highly adaptable to new software and excels in streamlining production processes and tools. Familiar with development for the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS, mobile, web, and custom platforms.

Adobe CS 3D / Animation Web Multi-Media/Code Communications Management
Photoshop    3DStudio MAX Dreamweaver Word MS Project
Illustrator Maya HTML, CSS Excel Perforce/SVN
Premiere Custom Dev Tools HTML5 Game Programming Visio Bugzilla
Flash Pro SketchUp ActionScript 3.0 PowerPoint Agile Scrum

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Independent Contractor Producer, Designer, Artist January 2009 - Current
Day 1 Studios Senior Animator March 2006 - December 2008
Independent Contractor Producer, Designer, Artist February 2001 - March 2006
Valkyrie Studios Inc. V.P. of Art Production (Owner) October 1997 - February 2001
Viacom New Media Lead Artist/Animator January 1993 - July 1997

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Web Maintenance and Design Certificate - Harper College