You have found your way to the web presence of Mx. Dietrich Squinkifer, or Squinky for short. Welcome!
I’m a new media artist living in Tiohtiá:ke (Montréal) who creates games and playable experiences about gender identity, social awkwardness, and miscellaneous silliness.
I am currently available and looking for videogame or tech industry work, after having spent the last several years in academia. Ideally, I would like to work somewhere at the intersection of programming and design, on projects and teams that value diversity, political engagement, creativity, and playfulness. I am particularly interested in becoming part of a worker-owned co-op.
I have an MFA in Digital Arts and New Media from UC Santa Cruz, and a BSc in Computer Science from UBC. I am also partway through a PhD at Concordia University, with all requirements completed save for the dissertation proposal and dissertation.
I use they/them pronouns.
For fun, I play tuba and bass trombone, sing, crochet monsters, and snuggle with my cat.