Mark Rose is an artist/animator, bringing over twenty years of experience from the video game industry and the Class II video slot game industry. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 1998, Mark ventured out into the world of freelance illustration. Along the way he had the good fortune to become a three-time finalist in the “Corel World Design Contest” as well as participate in RSVP’s “View From The Edge Exhibition” at The Society of Illustrators in New York City. He then began a career in the video game industry in 2000, which is good… because the guy lives to create AND is passionate about video games. Since that time Mark has worked on a number of projects by companies such as Electronic Arts, Zynga and Aurify Gaming, as well as being a founding member of the independent game studio Mock Science. For the last five years Mark has worked as an independent contractor for Aurify Gaming, creating a deep catalog of successful games for the Class II video slot game industry. Mark currently lives in the beautiful California Central Coast where he enjoys the beaches with his family and his spf 5000 sunscreen.