Game Designer Patrick Lipo to talk at Academy-Seattle - June 12th, 2008

June 4, 2008

Academy-Seattle Lecture Series 2008

Seattle, (June 4, 2008) – The International Academy of Design & Technology in Seattle (IADT - Seattle) is excited to announce that Game Designer, Patrick Lipo will speak to the Academy community on the Tukwila campus at 6:30pm on Thursday, June 12th. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

Patrick Lipo, an expert in game design and development, joined the game industry back in 1993 when he began his career as a programmer for Raven Software in Wisconsin. There he was fortunate enough to have leadership roles in creating games like Heretic II, Star Wars Jedi Knight II and X-Men Legends. In 2005 he moved to Seattle to join Surreal Software as its Studio Creative Director, where he had the privilege of leading a fantastic team of game designers in the creation of innovative, next-generation console games. When he's not working on the creation of a new game, he can be found writing, drawing, or driving on winding mountain road. Another of his favorite pastimes is updating the SurrealGameDesign blog. Patrick is also a member of the Academy's advisory board committee for game design and development.

Patrick will speak directly on a subject that is very important to a game designer and developer who is in any stage of his or her career. Whether it's a student who is beginning to learn about game design development or the seasoned professional who is enhancing professional growth, all levels of expertise will gain from listening to Patrick Lipo talk about "The Intricacies of Game Design."

Patrick Lipo's lecture will take place Thursday June 12th at 6:30 pm on site at the International Academy of Design & Technology, 645 Andover Park West, Seattle, WA 98188. Driving directions can be located on Space is limited. Please RSVP to Laura Nielsen 206 575 1865 or to reserve your spot.

NOTE to EDITORS and PRODUCERS: Patrick Lipo is available for interview. Contact Patricia Vaccarino, 206 979 3380,

About Academy – Seattle
The International Academy of Design & Technology provides educational programs that are designed to prepare students for professional opportunities and career success in select design and technology fields. At the Academy, students are part of an energetic community that shares ideas, solves problems, and finds new ways to approach career-training today and in the future. While enrolled at the Academy, each student is given an opportunity to grow vocationally, intellectually and professionally.

The Seattle campus, which opened in 2004, offers a variety of Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Digital Media Production, Fashion Merchandising and Game Design & Development. Both credential levels are not available for all programs. The International Academy of Design & Technology is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate's degrees and bachelor's degrees. The Academy is a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. For more information on the Academy- Seattle, call 206.575.1865 or visit