Jesse Ferraro, MPS, MFA
Project Manager, Therapeutic Games & Apps Lab
Phone: (435) 602-2753
Office: EHSL 015
Jesse graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine and Studio Arts in 1998 at Davidson College. After a brief stint working as a Story P.A. at DreamWorks Feature Animation in Glendale, CA, he attended the Interactive Telecommunications Program offered by NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, from which he graduated with a M.P.S. degree in 2001.
After moving out to Park City in 2002, Jesse started his one-man multimedia design company through which he designed, developed and created websites for several local businesses. Moreover, he developed a number of technical solutions to deliver dynamic content for a variety of businesses – including 3D & 2D Flash animations that were edited into a longer video for TV commercials, a self-automated weather interface that pulled values from Accuweather’s database and broadcast them on Park City’s iNFO Channel 95, as well as an Epostcard script that allowed the client to upload photos to their website from which people, who visiting their site, could select a photo and send it to someone in a postcard layout.
During the middle of 2005, Jesse took a position with the Luxury Living Group, a magazine publishing and real-estate marketing company, in which he fulfilled several responsibilities that included developing several websites for his company, as well as for its clients, and executed several SEO tactics – such as building w3c compliant webpages, creating Google Adwords campaigns, as well as utilizing Google Sitemaps and Analytics – for a stronger web presence. He created a variety of custom PHP scripts including a Google sitemap generator, a RSS feed generator, a custom weather script, and admin tools used to create dynamic photo galleries and feedback/mailing forms. Jesse also created several Flash apps such as a dynamic driven gallery viewer, a streaming video and mp3 player, a dynamic 3D page flip animation and interface as well as several 3D Flash animations utilizing Swift 3D.
After 6 years of working with LLG, Jesse decided it was time for a change and fortuitously heard about the University of Utah’s EAE:MGS program to which he applied and was accepted in 2011. Upon entering the program, Jesse felt he was in an exciting position in which he could apply his extensive experience with graphic & user interface design, animation, programming to video game development, as well as communicating and solving technical and creative problems that always arise from the disparity of various digital technologies.
Jesse graduated from the University of Utah in 2013 with a Masters of Fine Arts and is grateful to have had the opportunity to work at The GApp Lab since August of 2014 where he continues to improve his working knowledge and skills as producer and game developer…