Chelsea Brtis is a new Assistant Professor of Illustration. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University and an MFA in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication from the University of Texas at Dallas. Previously, Brtis has taught digital 3D illustration and games studies at Virginia Commonwealth University and also has been a character artist, 2D animator, and 3D modeler. Brtis is the creator of the recognized and awarded games Together, which focuses on building empathy during COVID-19, and Local Goods, which highlights how our role as consumers impacts the environment. In her research, Brtis interrogates essential topics such as environmental politics, animal-human relations, and inclusive representation through game development.
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