Karen McKenna, Art Director
Karen McKenna serves as art director at Island Officials and is involved with maintaining the overall look and feel of both games and promotional items. She has overseen the art direction on the Nintendo DS titles Hands On! Tangrams and the upcoming Hands On! Pattern Blocks, in addition to working as an artist and animator on those titles.
Prior to her work with Island Officials, Karen had done freelance illustration and worked on independent game projects, and has also served many years in the IT industry doing technical support and QA. She has a fine arts background and specializes in illustration and tradional 2D, 3D, and pixel animation.
Karen graduated summa cum laude from William Paterson University, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in animation. She later went on to study game development at Camden County College. She is also an active member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the IGDA.
John Little, Technical Director
John Little is an Artist and Technical Liaison/Artist at Island Officials and is positioned with overseeing the art assets that the artist create and making sure they are implemented correctly into the game. He socializes closely with the Artists, Art Director, Programmers, and Designers on any problems and solutions to those problems, as well as, sharing knowledge in meetings with other Artists. He has maintained an Interface Artist position for the DS Title Hands On! Tangrams and a Sprite Artist, as well as a Technical Artist for the upcoming DS title Hands On! Pattern Blocks.
Before Island Officials, Little has worked in 3D Animation and Special Effects work, creating various independent side projects for some businesses. He has also worked in Video Editing or Videography, creating music videos for entertainment venues.
Little has Graduated on the Dean’s List from Camden County College with an Associates Degree in Game Design and Development. He is also trying to become an active member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the IGDA.
Wayne Strange, Audio Director
Wayne Strange is the Audio Director at Island Officials. He oversees all game audio components, which consist of music, sound effects, and voicework – and he contributes in these fields as well. His most recent credits include Nintendo DS titles Hands On! Tangrams and Orion’s Odyssey.
Prior to Island Officials, Wayne studied vocal performance and acting at Westminster Choir College where he developed a strong classical music background. He later studied at Camden County College and secured an Associates Degree in game development. Privately, he studied voice and composition from Westminster and University of the Arts faculty.
An expert in his field, Wayne currently serves as an assistant and additional arranger for the Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses worldwide concert tour. Recently he’s worked as a music assistant on the Hollywood film, Little Boy, starring Kevin James and several AAA video game titles, including the recently released God of War: Ascension and Star Trek The Video Game.
Adrian Sandoval, Lead Designer
Adrian Sandoval serves as lead designer at Island Officials, writing conceptual and technical documentation for past, current, and future projects. He is currently overseeing the up and coming release for Nintendo DS entitled; Hands On! Pattern Blocks by formulating and modifying gameplay elements based on testing feedback, communicating with both art and technical directors to maintain consistency between the final product and the original vision as well as other related tasks.
Prior to Island Officials, Adrian worked on various independent projects, such as a level designer for Gamma Prime Games. Adrian maintains an Associate of Applied Science in Game Design and Development from Camden County College and a Bachelors in Communications from Rowan University. He is also an active member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the IGDA.