My name is Ian Clayman, and welcome to !NTELLIGENT DESIGN. On this site you will find my portfolio and resume, as well as means of contacting me directly.
I'm a game developer originally from Rockaway Beach, NY and living in Los Angeles, CA as of January 2020. I graduated from Marist College's Games and Emerging Media program in December 2019 and am currently working at Exploding Kittens, Inc. I'm also an amateur fabricator, a tabletop RPG Game Master, a hobbyist watchmaker and a student of all forms of media.
As a game designer I am most interested in player experience and interactive storytelling. I like to view the relationship between developer and player as a conversation, with my goal always being to challenge players' expectations and provide them ways to express themselves through gameplay systems and mechanics.
While game development is the focus of my studies I consider myself a designer unbound by a single medium or genre, with experience working in graphic design, front-end web development, videography, photography and writing. I'm trained in a wide range of creative software and programming languages, but I primarily use the
Unity Engine for game development, Autodesk Maya and Pixologic ZBrush for 3D modeling, and Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for just about everything else graphic design work and the C#, HTML/CSS and PHP programming languages.
You can find a form to contact me directly at the bottom of this page, and I hope you enjoy my work!
WHAT I'VE BEEN DOING LATELY
I've purchased a sewing machine and have taught myself to make reusable face masks, which I've been giving out to friends and family to help them protect themselves during the ongoing pandemic. I also have recently gotten into VR gaming, so I've been exploring that space and participating in alpha and beta testing to help out other developers.