My name is Mariana “Maia” Lomelino and I am a 30 years old Digital Designer and amateur Game Designer and Producer.
My passion for games is a long one but my actual involvement with the area started on my first job as a Web Designer for GameMaxx, the Brazilian publisher of the Korean MMORPG Cabal Online back in 2009.
After that my career path took a wrong turn and I got pushed away from the Video Game Industry until 2017 when I had the opportunity to work as an Associated Product Tester and after a few months, Text Specialist Product Tester at Nintendo of America in Redmond, Washington.
My passion for this area grew ever since and after coming back to Brazil I started to get involved with Game Jams both online and on site. The projects I created as Artist, Designer and Producer can be seen on this page.
I also organized the first open and inclusive Global Game Jam site in São Paulo, the "Sampa Inclusiva" site where women and members of the LGBTQ+ community where able to enjoy a safe and cozy space to be part of the Global Game Jam. For more about this project, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at our website http://ggj.sampa.br/ or facebook page https://www.facebook.com/sampainclusiva