Jacob Clayman is a Game Director at Kongregate. He will be speaking at MICA about the professional path he has taken to reach this point in his career. He studied game design at the University of Baltimore and got his start in the gaming industry working at Bethesda Softworks in Rockville, Maryland as a quality assurance tester. He eventually became a professional engineer and independent game developer, moving forward in his career and releasing his own projects. Now he still lives in the Baltimore area, works at Kongregate, and pursues independent projects in his spare time.