Present Creative is a San Francisco-based full service art and game development studio specializing in casual, social, and mobile games. With over a decade of experience, our team integrates illustrative expertise with a solid knowledge of how games are built. We thrive on collaboration. Read on to learn more about Present Creative:
CEO and Co-Founder
He’s a powerhouse of ability with hands on skills ranging from animation, illustration, UI/UX, and art direction, though now-a-days his focus is on pipeline design, group management, and game design. Ben excels at planning projects and successfully guiding multidisciplinary creative endeavors.
To get LinkedIn with Ben, head on over to https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-sutherland-9367b76
Creative Director and Co-Founder
He’s been in the business of making art for games for over 13 years. Along with being an accomplished illustrator and designer he is responsible for building and leading creative teams, overseeing production, establishing and maintaining visual direction, and brand identity. Maintaining visual quality bar of the studio, Zachary is the “proverbial superhero” of getting stuff done. Passion and creativity are his hallmarks.
To get LinkedIn with Zachary head on over to https://www.linkedin.com/in/zachary-present-82830924
General Manager/Studio Director
Making the studio run smoothly is David’s mission, from making sure all our projects are on time and on budget to allocating the resources projects need to be successful. Dave has an insatiable hunger for learning as many new softwares and technologies as his brain can digest. When it comes to planning, David is the man for the job. The details have always been his forte.
To get LinkedIn with David, head on over to https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-gramarossa-24799524
Andy Hieke is a titan of the gaming industry with thirty plus years experience. Previously Founder and CEO/MD of Terminal Software and Binary Design, Development Director for Microprose and Spectrum Holobyte, Executive VP and co-founder of Nintendo Software Technology, GM of Atari studio Humongous Entertainment, Head of Studio for iWin, and Founder and CEO of Nimbus Games. Andy has overseen more than 300 games and is an accomplished leader and consummate professional executive.
To get LinkedIn with Andy, head on over to https://www.linkedin.com/in/andyhieke
CFO and Present Creative’s second hire, Bannigan McDade cut his teeth in the nonprofit sector before diving into the games industry. He is now using his keen sense of business strategy, financial management, and organizational development to keep Present Creative one step ahead of the competition. He’s got grand plans for Present Creative, always working behind the scenes to keep us focused on the big picture and a bright future.
To get LinkedIn with Bannigan, head on over to https://www.linkedin.com/in/banniganmcdadema