Alumni Updates

Full Sail's alumni network includes more than 60,000 grads, working in a wide range of unique roles all over the world. Here are just a few of the latest updates, accomplishments, and accolades from our grads.

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Digital Arts Grad Tyler Gaw Launches into "Limbo" - Story image

Digital Arts Grad Tyler Gaw Launches into "Limbo"

After spending years in the tech industry, Digital Arts and Design grad Tyler Gaw has just launched a new and unique job-seeking platform. Tyler and a partner have recently announced the debut of Limbo, which provides both job-seekers and employers an anonymous way to seek new opportunities. "Today my cofounder Tyler and I are launching Limbo, a new approach to hiring in tech," wrote Limbo co-founder Chris Dary in a recent post on Medium. "We intend to make hiring more comfortable and fair for everyone. Whether you’re quietly looking or just curious, you can anonymously create a profile for your next ideal role (for free!), or find your next great teammate without even having to log in."

Hall of Fame Inductee Jeff Unay's New Film Nominated for Independent Spirit Award - Story image

Hall of Fame Inductee Jeff Unay's New Film Nominated for Independent Spirit Award

2016 Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Unay's career has taken him from computer animation on video games like Quake 4 to work on films like King Kong and Avatar, and his most recent professional adventure – directing the nonfiction film The Cage Fighter, which documents the life of a working-class man who happens to be a part-time cage fighter – seems to be no less noteworthy. Thanks to The Cage Fighter, Jeff was recently nominated for the Truer than Fiction Award (given to "an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition) at the 2018 Independent Spirit Film Awards. Independent Spirit nominees in other categories include The Florida Project, Lady Bird, Loveless, The Big Sick, and Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, so Jeff is in good company.

Grad Tony Ozier Releases New Album AutoTone

2002 Recording Arts grad Tony Ozier recently released his latest album AutoTone. Tony is known to audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest as leader of the 10-piece band, the Doo Doo Funk Allstars (as well as occasional collaborations with legendary funkateer Bootsy Collins), and his latest solo album is available for purchase and streaming on all major digital services.

Tremaine Williams Featured in Mix Magazine for Work on Bruno Mars Tour

Capping off a remarkable 2017 – in which he was inducted into the Ninth Annual class of the Full Sail Hall of Fame – Recording Arts grad Tremaine Williams not only worked on one of the year's biggest tours (Bruno Mars' "24K Magic Tour"), but also was recently featured in Mix magazine for his role as lead tech on the tour.

Grad Rich Phillis (Blue Man Group) Visits Campus - Story image

Grad Rich Phillis (Blue Man Group) Visits Campus

2008 Recording Arts grad Rich Phillis stopped by to see the Alumni Relations team recently. It was great to catch up with Rich who has spent the past seven years in New York City working with the Blue Man Group Team as an Associate Recorded Sound Designer. Rich had not been on campus since graduation day and he was thrilled to see all of the updates and changes to Full Sail. He is on his way to China to work on a special project for Blue Man Group, so be on the lookout for an update soon.

Head of Content Creation for Keko London, Patrick Phoenix - Story image

Head of Content Creation for Keko London, Patrick Phoenix

Shaun Moore (from Full Sail's Alumni Relations team) met with Digital Arts & Design graduate Pat Phoenix in London last month. Pat is the Head of Content Creation for one of the UK's largest advertising firms, Keko London. Pat has most recently worked on a global ad campaign for Bentley Motors.

Grad Joins Development Team on Eagre Games

Game Design grad Kyle Frick has recently joined the development team over at Eagre Games to work on the popular title, ZED. Kyle is working as an Unreal 4 blueprints programmer and has even touched on some of the design elements for the game.

Film Grad Sean Rappleyea Returns to Hometown to Screen "Literally, Right Before Aaron"

Film grad Sean Rappleyea screened Literally, Right Before Aaron in his hometown of Rhinebeck, New York. Sean worked for Rizk Pictures on the film as Associate Producer; his other credits include Luke Cage, The Blacklist, and Madam Secretary.

Grad Ray Brown on Fear the Walking Dead

Film grad, Ray Brown, is just wrapping up production on the third season of Fear the Walking Dead for AMC, as Assistant Production Coordinator at Stalwart Films, LLC.  His credits include Logan, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and 22 Jump Street.

Check out his other credits on IMDB.

From America's Army to Gearbox Guru, Jason Brown has a Passion for Games - Story image

From America's Army to Gearbox Guru, Jason Brown has a Passion for Games

Before Full Sail, Jason completed a Computer Science degree at the University of Southern Mississippi. A fellow classmate helped him get an interview with the People's Army, the military recruiting tool used by the Army. He spent five years with the organization, but nowadays, Jason can be found in Texas, implementing game play features and squashing bugs at Gearbox Software.

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