Cory Heald

Professor of Practice

Department of Media & Information

Cory Heald holds an MA in Interactive Design and Game Development from SCAD and has over 20 years of industry experience in the creative field. This journey started by producing visual sales applications and content for companies Herman Miller, Dell, Cisco Systems, and Lands End. Later the focus shifted to the entertainment industry with clients including Disney, Zynga, Nickelodeon, and Jakks Pacific Toys.

Recently, Cory led production at Underbite Games through design, art direction, modeling, animation, and graphic design. Underbite successfully produced three titles on PC and Consoles. In addition to production, Cory also traveled around the country promoting the titles at major events such as PAX and GDC.

Cory is looking to use his industry and teaching experience to help mentor students toward successful careers in the gaming industry. He has a passion for game development and moving the community forward.

In his free time, Cory designs and plays various board games or, when the weather allows, plays as much disc golf as his wife and kids allow.


Favorite Games:

  • Original Fable
  • Mass Effect 1
  • Battletech
  • Bastion
Cory Heald