Jay Laird

Faculty member in the Digital Media program

Techie. Geek. Writer. These words get thrown out a lot, but very seldom do these terms actually apply, let alone to one person. But to Jay Laird, these prove to be apt titles, along with one more title: mentor.

Laird is leading the charge in Northeastern’s digital media program. He co-designed the university’s curriculum for the undergraduate and graduate Game Design concentrations.

His hands-on and passionate approach resonates with his students. Some of them are even big fans of his work, which includes several popular iPhone, iPad, and Flash games. His two biggest hits to date are “Game Room” and “Bad Apples,” for which he served as lead designer. He also served as script doctor on two feature films.

But Laird isn’t done exploring new and innovative ways to design and collaborate, and he’ll continue encouraging his students to do the same.

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