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Francisco SoukiSenior Design ManagerSchell Games

Francisco Souki (he/him) is Senior Design Manager at Schell Games where he manages several of the studio’s Game Designers. He is also the Design Director for I Expect You To Die 2: They Spy and the Liar, the second installment of Schell Games’ award-winning VR escape room puzzle game. Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Francisco has 11 years of game design experience across games, location-based experiences, and interactive art. He’s shipped more than 10 projects in Director roles and has led high-performing creative teams throughout his career. At Schell Games, he has three years of game design experience in a management capacity and is a creator of studio-wide opportunities to support the professional development of game designers of all skill levels. In addition to his work at Schell Games, Francisco’s expertise extends outside of the studio to include published articles in games journals and academic journals, and appearances at conferences like Google I/O, PAX Dev, GLS, and InterActivity. He also serves on the advisory board of Well Played Journal. His work has also been presented or displayed at the Guggenheim Museum NY, Carnegie Museum of Art, Art Center Nabi Korea, MAD NY, Art in America magazine, Performa festival, Three Rivers Arts Festival, and Thrival Festival. Francisco has a Masters in Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon University and a Masters in Telecommunications Engineering degree from UCAB in Caracas, Venezuela. You can learn more about Francisco and his work at