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Justin Mohlman

Creative Director
The Rookies

Biography

Justin has over 15 years of experience in the video gaming world, contributing to 20 plus titles at studios throughout the Midwest. You can find his work in legacy franchises, such as Tony Hawk, Kingdom Hearts and Mortal Kombat as well as other AAA titles like Singularity and Stranglehold. Justin is currently the creative director at The Rookies, the industry standard for animation, visual effects and the gaming industries. In addition to gaming, Justin has over 10 years of experience as an adjunct instructor at institutions across the Chicagoland area. He is currently teaching at Columbia College Chicago, and Pixl Visn Media Academy where he focuses on game design and art development. Outside of games and education, you can find Justin assisting brands like Threadless, Heavy Metal Magazine, Creature Skateboards and Dark Matter Coffee with product development and marketing. He also works with bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Tenacious D, and Metallica by supporting with photography on their tours. Finally, he is the managing partner of Code of Conduct, a tattoo shop and creative work-space in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood.

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