Hello! I'm Michael Pratt, and I'm a self-proclaimed Entertainment Designer. The obvious question here is, what does that mean? I enjoy designing things that don't just function, but they make people smile, too. Be it an educational children's game, a fun graphic for a web site, or the paint job on a musical's set, I take pride knowing that the job looks good.
Education and Hobbies
I graduated cum laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Electronic Media, Arts, and Communications. During my time there, I practiced in a wide variety of art forms including 3d animation, graphic design, video, stagecraft, and sound design. A considerable amount of my focus was towards becoming a well-rounded entertainment professional that can fit into any design setting. I have enjoyed my time with the Game Development Club as well as the RPI Players, including being elected their Technical Director my senior year.
My ideal profession is one where I can fully express my creative abilities. No matter what media I end up working with, I hope that I can spend my life perfecting my craft in a beneficial manner. I also hope to spend at least some time working to help others, in whatever manner available given my skills. Be it working on an advertising campaign to raise awareness of a cause or furthering my attempts to educate children through video games, I want to be able to give back to my community.