The Creative Futures Career Showcase is a program series that highlights working professionals who have found unique careers that utilize their art education and/or creative talents. Speakers will share their journey, wealth of experience, career advice, and present their portfolio of past and recent work. Anyone interested in hearing how these creative professionals found their niche in different areas of business or would like to gain insight into their careers can attend.
With over 15 years in the game industry, Shane Culp's professional experience includes working both in the U.S. and abroad. He's developed casual games for LEGO, Adult Swim, Star Wars, Nokia and Verizon, among other Fortune 500 companies. He was Director of Development for the Online Game team at MTV Networks, specializing in synchronous multiplayer games. Later, he developed Facebook social games at Large Animal Games and built a browser based virtual world for a Finnish educational media company. His most recent project has been a mobile app for interactive children's stories.
Culp earned a B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting at UNT while also studying computer science. He was also a member of Good/Bad Art Collective, incorporating computers, video, installation, and performance into new media works. He was also a member of Mission Giant, an experimental electronic group that used elaborate and conceptual video projections in their performances. Recently, his work has shifted to researching, designing, and constructing experimental electronic devices influenced by early analog synthesizers.