My name is Cooper Jacklich, and spellcheck says that’s wrong. In fact, it might be my one and only pet peeve.
I found out about Ex’pression College the summer before I started high school. I checked it out a bit and attended the game art and design summer camp a few weeks later. I was instantly hooked on game development and knew that this is where I wanted to go to college.
I have a strong desire to learn new technologies, and was raised by artists. It only makes sense that I would be attracted to digital arts in all of its forms. I’ve done everything from stop motion and pencil on paper drawing to programming and motion graphics. Knowing that I wanted to go to Ex’pression gave me a huge boost in motivation to learn. I figured that the more I knew going into college that I would be leaps and bounds ahead of where I was supposed to be when I graduate.
Ten years from now, I hope to be making the games that I want to make and pouring myself into my passions.
I’m inspired by so many different things and enjoy so many different disciplines that it’s impossible to say what my biggest influences are.
I’ve been commissioned for portraits, love drawing and digital painting, have made countless short stop motion videos, plenty of short films with friends, dabbled in animation and 3D modeling, used After Effects, Photoshop, and Flash for 3-4 years now, record gameplay videos with some of my best friends, along with learning to program in C# over the past year and producing two games and an app, I’ve become quite familiar with the Unity game engine and use it almost every day.
I’m interested in a lot of stuff, and the hardest part is deciding what to spend my time working on.