Research/Areas of Interest: digital game design, computer animation


Jason Wiser has taught at Harvard, Northeastern, and Emerson, was Department Chair of Animation and Game Development at The New England Institute of Art, and has taught master classes at Pixar Animation Studios, Microsoft, and MIT. He is the Creative Director of Yaya Play Games ( and creator of the award winning Monsters in the Elevator card game. His published digital games include Slam Bolt Scrappers (Fire Hose Games, PS3/Steam), Dance Central (Harmonix, XBOX/Kinect), and DinoTrucks (Yaya Play, iPad). His art and animation have appeared at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, on the Disney/ABC Family show "Greek," and on robots at the MIT Media Lab's Personal Robotic Group. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Emerson College and a Bachelors of Art from Wesleyan University.