USC GamePipe Laboratory Seminar Series

Title: From Zork to Destiny: a 20 year career in video gaming
Thursday, 15 November 2018, 3:30pm
Speaker: Jen Oneal, Studio Head, Vicarious Visions
Location: USC GamePipe Laboratory, EGG-108

In this talk, I will discuss my career in video gaming and what I’ve learned along the way about making games and leading creative people. Get a little history of the business and learn what a Producer and Studio Head does.


Jen has held a variety of roles in production leadership over 15 years at Activision and VV, working on franchises such as Tony Hawk, Guitar Hero, and Skylanders. In her current role, she has guided the studio to success with the hit game Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and E3;s 2017 PC game of the show Destiny 2. Jen’s focus on building a positive, inclusive culture earned her the 2018 Great Place to Work For All Leadership Award. Jen holds a BA from the University of Florida and an MBA from University of Southern California.