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Pixel Shrink: Game Writer Susan O'Connor

User-friendly gameplay draws players in, but a compelling storyline is what keeps them engaged with the game’s universe. That’s where Susan O’Connor thrives.

Happy Lab Rat: Jamie Fristrom

For Jamie Fristrom, the separation between work and play is almost nonexistent. For most of his adult life, he’s made a living at what he loved best as a kid—games. There had been alternate career possibilities for this multitalented guy: He has a degree in psychology and is the author of Dionysus Logged Out, a very fine novel about growing up in the ‘80s.

Behind the Music: Michael Kaminsky

Michael Kaminsky has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and an eye for talent. After starting his own computer company in high school, the California native headed to UC San Diego where he obtained a university grant and launched a popular college television station. In between classes, Kaminsky would search the web for up and coming bands and began directing and producing music videos in his spare time.

Laugh Factory: Michael Schaubach

CollegeHumor’s goal may be to tickle your funny bone, but in the editing room, it’s anything but fun and games. Churning out between five and 12 videos per week, the comedy megabrand’s site brings in more than 15 million unique users every month, while its original material garners more than 100 million monthly views.

Show People: Tiffini Chow

In the world of performing arts, the term juggler may conjure of up images of a smiling and dexterous showman, happily navigating multiple air-bound bowling pins for a living, often as part of a traveling circus caravan. That metaphor almost perfectly describes Tiffani Chow’s role as company manager.

Cotton King: Joey Lemble

If you’ve attended a concert over the last five years and bought a T-shirt, there’s a very good chance merchandise manager Joey Lemble sold it to you.

The Scavengers: Michelle Torres

Today’s television landscape includes more commercials at shorter intervals, while the viewing public’s attention span and patience is shrinking. However, with the advent of DVR technology, brands have been forced to great lengths to capture and keep your attention. More than ever, commercials are produced as short-form films with higher production values and even A-list directors.