John Say

John Say

John Say’s passion for digital media and game innovation began as a young child in the 1970’s spending most of his time at his computer or at the arcades. In the late 1970’s he taught himself computer programming and began designing his own games. In 1990 John founded Say Design, a graphic design and multimedia studio servicing countless startups and coporations in Silicon Valley. John shifted his company’s focus in 1999 to developing video games rekindling his early passion for game design and innovation. Since then John has designed many award winning and top performing games for the likes of Disney, Nick Jr., MTV, Yahoo Kids!, National Geographics, and many other high profile brands. These have won numerous awards and recognition including IGN Editor’s Choice award, Real Arcade Showdown, Multiple FlashForward Awards, WGWorld.com Editors Choice, Jay Is Games, and more. John takes a high level of personal interest in each project developed at Say Design, and takes an active role from design and concept through completion.

Although highly involved in business development, John continues to design winning games, continuing the Say Design tradition of excellence and innovation. John Say also represents the company at various Industry shows as a judge and speaker such as FlashForward, Casual Connect, and Adobe MAX. Remembering his roots, John takes an active roll in mentoring and nurturing new game talent at local game schools such as Westwood College & Devry University and enjoys brainstorming and coming up yet new ways to engage and delight gamers worldwide.

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