Elan Ruskin is a professional game developer with Valve Corporation, purveyor of fine entertainment products such as Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2, and Portal. Before Valve, he worked at a variety of studios on titles including Jak 3 and Thief: Deadly Shadows. He has shipped games for most major platforms including PC, Playstation 2, XBox, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3.
His misspent youth includes degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon University, as well as side quests into science journalism, live theater, and motion capture research. A New York native, he finds Seattle to be the only city on the Left Coast that knows the value of a tall building when it sees one.
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