Jesse Grisak is a Producer and Sound Designer. He previously worked for an Austin-based video game studio: Minicore Studios Starting with Minicore in 2013, two of his primary achievements included successfully developing and implementing the company’s current agile project management system and having the game The Sun at Night gold and shipped within 10 months of joining the company. As Producer, in addition to assisting with business development, he managed day-to-day production by facilitating communication between three teams of nine individuals and between the teams and management; led daily scrums, and tracked productivity through Pivotal Tracker agile project management software. Progress and costs were managed with a milestone-based, custom-built hours budgeting system that he developed in Microsoft Excel based on the needs and size of the company.
As Sound Designer, Jesse created sound effects and music compositions for Minicore’s projects. Through 12 years of personal experience, he has become well-versed in audio engineering; mixing, mastering, and editing. He is also proficient in music composition and able to tailor music to the scope of any project. To design all sound needed, his software tools include Ableton Live 9, Adobe Audition CC, and Reason 5.5.
Digital Media Management Outstanding Graduate Award, April 2014