About Greg

Greg_FoertschGreg Foertsch
Lead Artist
, Firaxis Games

Professor, Maryland Institute College of Art

Greg is a veteran of the game industry with more than 15 years of experience.  He is one of the original members of the Firaxis Games team and has directed and created visual content for more than eighteen games, including the Sid Meier’s Civilization series, Pirates! and Railroads!.  Greg spoke at the 2007 Game Developer Conference on managing and integrating interns into your development team.  As the driving force behind Firaxis’s internship program for the past 10 years, Greg has been responsible for the education, training, and advancement of young game developers.  Most recently, Greg has been working as the Lead Artist on an unannounced title, as well as teaching at the Maryland Institute College of Art.  His classes at MICA over the past several years have included Introduction to 3D, 3D Computer Animation II Character Creation and Game Art: Beyond Pacman.