Jay Little

Founder, Geekway to the West Gaming Convention
Design Department
College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 224 Applied Arts
Phone: 715-232-2256
Email: littlej@uwstout.edu

Brief Biography

Jay is an award-winning freelance game designer with more than 20 years of experience in the hobby gaming industry. Jay has traveled across the United States and to England to share his game design, development, and industry experience with a variety of audiences. He has extensive public speaking experience and has developed curriculum for and taught at both the collegiate level and as a technical trainer in a professional environment. • Accomplished game designer, writer and public speaker • Experience delivering complex information in clear language to a wide variety of audiences • Diehard gaming enthusiast and active member of the hobby gaming community

Education

    • BA Advertising; Spanish
      Bradley University
      Peoria, IL, United States, 1995

Work Experience

    Industry

      • Geekway to the West Gaming Convention
        Founder
        March 2004 -
      • Fantasy Flight Games
        Senior Game Designer
        September 2011 - July 2013
      • Fantasy Flight Games
        Managing Game Designer
        March 2011 - August 2011
      • Fantasy Flight Games
        Senior RPG Developer
        June 2008 - April 2011
      • St. John's Mercy Healthcare
        EPIC Training Consultant
        June 2007 - April 2008
      • SteadyRain Consulting
        Internet Strategist
        June 2006 - August 2007

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Honor

    • 2014 Spiel der Spiele Griffin Scroll Winner, (2014)
    • 2013 As d'Or - Jeu de l'Annee Nominee and Prix du Jury Winner, (2013)
    • 2013 Golden Geek Best 2-Player Board Game Nominee and Winner, (2013)
    • 2013 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork/Presentation Nominee, (2013)
    • 2013 Golden Geek Best RPG Artwork/Presentation Nominee and Winner, (2013)
    • 2013 Golden Geek Best RPG Supplement Nominee and Winner, (2013)
    • 2013 Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Nominee, (2013)
    • 2013 Golden Geek RPG of the Year Nominee, (2013)
    • 2013 Guldbrikken Best Adult Game Nominee, (2013)
    • 2013 Juego del Aiio Tico Nominee and Winner, (2013)
    • 2013 UK Games Expo Best Miniatures Range Winner, (2013)
    • 2013 UK Games Expo Best Role-playing Game Nominee and Winner, (2013)
    • 2012 Charles S. Roberts Best Science-Fiction or Fantasy Board Wargame Nominee and Winner, (2012)
    • 2012 Golden Geek Best Card Game Nominee, (2012)
    • 2012 Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Nominee, (2012)
    • 2012 Meeples' Choice Nominee, (2012)
    • 2011 Golden Geek Best Board Game Expansion Nominee, (2011)
    • 2010 ENnies - Best Art, Interior - Nominee, (2010)
    • 2010 ENnies - Best Production Values - Nominee, (2010)
    • 2010 ENnies - Product of the Year - Nominee, (2010)
    • 2010 Golden Geek Best RPG Artwork/Presentation Nominee, (2010)