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Nick D. Pattison

Nick D. Pattison

Nick D. Pattison
Nick D. Pattison

Adjunct Instruction 3
Digital Animation and Game Design
School of Digital Media
Phone: (616) 451-4777
Email: [email protected]


  • MEd, Ferris State University, Career technical education
  • BS, Ferris State University, Digital Animation and Game Design


Nick Pattison is passionate about creativity, gameplay, and programming. Since 2006, he's been working in advertising. For 5 years he worked with local design agency Grey Matter Group as lead developer. While there, he programmed dozens of award-winning websites, web applications, and iOS apps. He's also created many award-winning motion graphics videos for Grey Matter Group's clients. His work has been recognized with over a dozen Addy awards (including Best of Show and Regional Addy awards), a Webby Honoree, and 2 Telly awards.

As a life-long lover of games (video games, board games, card games, etc), he has been designing and programming games as a hobbyist for over 15 years. As an instructor, his goal is to guide students to plan, design, program, and publish gameplay experiences and interactive media. Also, as a graduate of Ferris's DAGD program, Nick has a unique perspective of the needs of developing students.


  • Oral Presentation
    Pattison, N. D., Festival of the Arts, (2014).
  • Oral Presentation
    Pattison, N. D., West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology, (2014).