Brandon Crews, M.A.D.

Assistant Professor of Simulation and Game Design; Program Director of Simulation and Game Design
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Brandon is from Tarboro, NC, and lives in Raleigh. He is a technical animator who focuses on 3D character rigging, animation, and motion capture for video games and entertainment media. He has worked in the video game industry on mobile and AAA title games as a character animator and motion capture animator. Brandon has worked on M.U.S.E. Episode 1:Beyond The Shadow for iOS and Android platforms as well as Fortnite for all current platforms. He has extensive experience in traditional drawing and painting techniques, digital 2D and 3D art asset creation, animation for film and video games, and game design. Brandon has been teaching in higher education since 2008, where he has developed non-linear instructional information and video tutorials for digital art and game design. Brandon enjoys spending time with his two daughters and going to the beach. He also enjoys anything related to The Simpsons, soccer, and Marvel comics.


  • Bachelors of Fine Arts in Animation and Interactive Design, East Carolina University
  • Masters of Art and Design in Animation and New Media, North Carolina State University