Paul Stephanouk

Senior Creative Director, EA Mobile

Paul Stephanouk is a game designer and producer with 16 years of experience in the game industry. He started his career in games at Big Huge Games where he worked on AAA real-time strategy games games including Rise of Nations, Rise of Legends, as well as the Xbox Live hit Catan!. In 2009 he co-founded Zynga’s Baltimore studio where, as executive producer, he helped design, produce, and run live operations on FrontierVille and CityVille 2. Paul is currently Senior Creative Director at EA Mobile in Austin, TX where he is working on free-to-play mobile titles.

Paul co-founded the Baltimore chapter of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and frequently participates as a judge in scholastic and industry game jams as well as industry awards such as the Independent Games Festival (IGF) and the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS).

My Sessions

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Game Design

Room 19a

Your Goals Are Wrong. Let’s Fix That. Paul Stephanouk, Senior Creative Director, EA Mobile takes a critical look at the most common goals game teams set for themselves and why you should avoid them. This is practical advice for focusing on the goals that actually produce results. Hear stories about how hard it is designing […]

Design Track