Jonathan Ampiaw

Graduate alumnus

3D Animation | Storrs


M.F.A. in Digital Media & Design, University of Connecticut, 2020 

B.F.A. in Digital Arts, Bowling Green State University, 2016

M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition Work: Mythren (2020), Video Game  

Area of Research / Artistic Focus: 3D Animation, Unity

Jonathan Ampiaw is a 3D animator and game developer who uses social hybrid games to explore personal development.  Following his love for social simulation and monster raising games, his M.F.A. current project, Mythren, was born. Mythren is being developed by a team of six, with Jonathan at the helm of the project, directing the game’s design and aesthetic.  He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a B.F.A. in Digital Arts where he co-developed work that featured in SXSW Student Showcase. This led Jonathan to the Master of Fine Arts program in Digital Media & Design at the University of Connecticut to hone his animation skills, and to pursue a broader game development network.  Since his arrival he has made animated shorts in game development engines, and explored the connections that virtual creatures can create.

Recent Achievements:

Come Back Home, Student Game
Team: Xiao Yang, Jonathan Ampiaw, Che Shian Hung

Semi-finalist – Adobe Design Achievement Awards, July 21, 2017

2017 ARTsX Showcase, Featured Artist – Wolfe Center for the Arts, Bowling Green State University

Finalist – 2017 SXSW Student Showcase for Come Back Home, Austin, Texas

2017 SXSW Pitch Competition Participant, Austin, Texas

2017 Bravo! BG Showcase Participant, Wolfe Center for the Arts, Bowling Green State University

Interview with BGSU News, April 03, 2017

Fun Fact: Favorite Quote: “Only through conflict do we evolve.”
Jonathan Ampiaw
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