Hello, my name is Kevin Geisler.
Ever since I was young, I've been interested in all sorts of digital media. I was lucky enough to have a computer growing up, where I spent a lot of time creating things in my free time. It began with a program called Hyperstudio, introduced in elementary school, where I toyed around with making a couple different games and interactive applications. From there, I became heavily interested in web design and HTML, my first website being a Pokémon fansite. After I had saved enough money, I was able to afford my own computer and quickly got into digital video editing. In junior high school, I put my skills to the test in the school media fair and ended up winning state and international recognition for my participation for two different projects.
When I was 14, I was asked by a family friend if I would be interested in making a website for their local business. Not too much later, I was asked to create slideshow videos for funeral visitations by a local funeral home. After which, I started my own business, Eclectic Video Productions, where I would go on to do about a dozen commercial sites, and over 200 video productions. Later in high school, I was introduced to computer programming and decided that I wanted to go to college to become a better programmer. Since my passion had long been with video games, I chose to focus on game programming.
In 2006, I chose to attend DePaul University to pursue a degree in Game Development with a minor in Japanese Language studies. I was able to meet a lot of great people, get a great education, and take advantage of some pretty amazing opportunities. Two of the games I worked on managed to be selected as Independent Games Festival Student Showcase winners, Octodad and Devil's Tuning Fork.
Upon graduation, I went on to take my first game industry job at Vicarious Visions, an Activision-owned studio. There, I was able to gain quite a bit of professional experience and am looking forward to where the future takes me. :)