Postcard Game Studio

meet the team

Ray Almaden

CEO and Game Director

After 17 years designing AAA games for the likes of Sony Playstation, Microsoft Xbox, Ubisoft and Electronic Arts, Postcard's founder, CEO and Game Director, Ray Almaden, returns home to Orange County to set up the studio's new office space in Irvine, where he once attended UCI. Ray has made his rounds through many renowned studios like Ubisoft Montreal, Sony London Studio, EA Los Angeles, 343 Industries (as their second design hire), Naughty Dog, Daybreak and Guerrilla Games. His design handiwork has made its mark across titles such as Far Cry Instincts, Splinter Cell: Double Agent, Eight Days, Killzone 2, LMNO: The Steven Spielberg Project, Halo 4, Halo 5: Guardians, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and The Last of Us:Part II, culminating in an Associate Game Director role on Guerrilla Games' latest release, Horizon Forbidden West.

Ariadna C. Martinez

Narrative Director

An experienced filmmaker, writer and narrative designer born and bred in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she brings deep narrative knowledge developed in franchises such as Capcom's Dead Rising and Guerrilla Games' Horizon series. Her latest work can be seen in Horizon Forbidden West, as well as in contributions made to Horizon: Call of the Mountain and the Horizon comic book arcs.

Glen Darroch

Studio Technical Director

Hailing from the UK, Glen boasts more than 20 years in the industry at studios like Rockstar, Blizzard, Turtle Rock Studios and Blind Squirrel Games. He brings the technical expertise needed for this new studio to step into the AAA arena.

Justin Lippert

Lead Designer

From San Clemente, California, Justin comes to us with 10+ years in the industry. He's brought you games like Halo 4, Halo 5 and Halo Infinite at 343 Industries, and has made his rounds at Respawn and, most recently, Midwinter to work on their latest release, Scavengers.

Martin Teichmann

Lead Environment Artist

From Jena, Germany, and with more than 12 years in the industry, Martin's talent has taken him to studios like Crytek, Rocksteady, Naughty Dog and Blizzard, and his work can be seen on games such as Crysis 2, Crysis 3, Batman Arkham Knight, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, The Last of Us: Part II and most recently, Diablo IV.

Dan Callan

Lead Level Designer

An industry veteran from Washington State, Dan's made his rounds for the past 15 years at studios like Bungie, Insomniac, 343 Industries and Square Enix, bringing his design chops to games like Halo 4, Halo 5: Guardians, Destiny, Destiny 2, Forspoken and now, Postcard Game Studio.

Tommy Blashaw

Lead Producer

From Fullerton, California, Tommy brings the structure and 8+ years of production experience that'll help the studio reach its goals. He boasts games like The Order: 1866, Lone Echo and Lone Echo 2.

Lizzie Seigel

Lead Quest Designer

From Bainbridge Island, Washington, Lizzie brings the innovative and fresh design she's come to develop working on games like Rumbleverse at Iron Galaxy and Guerrilla Games' Horizon Forbidden West.

Cory Hasselback

Lead Systems Designer

From Vancouver, Canada, Cory brings more than 15 years of experience within the games industry. He's worked at studios such as Backbone Entertainment, 343 Industries and Sucker Punch Productions, bringing his talent to franchises as diverse and successful as Sonic the Hedgehog, Halo, and most recently Ghost of Tsushima.

Sam Casper

Lead Tester

From Boston, Massachusetts, Sam is an industry veteran bringing with him his appreciation for quality experiences, working for the last 12 years on games as small as Dreadnaught and 7 Days to Die, to larger franchises such as Borderlands, Hearthstone and League of Legends: Wild Rift.

Vernon Wong

Senior Tester

Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, Vernon brings to the team over six years of quality operations analysis and team management from Ubisoft to Tesla. He works to enable others, striving for innovation in both product and process to help the studio succeed.

Jana Stadeler

Senior Narrative Designer

Jana joins the team from Mönchengladbach, Germany with 7+ years in game design and an innate ability to provide players with unforgettable environmental storytelling experiences. Her skills have brought to life the peoples and settlements of Horizon Zero Dawn and, most recently, Horizon Forbidden West.

Peter Wano

Senior Environment Artist

From Chicago, Illinois, Peter brings his wonderful artistry to the team, honed on games like Guerrilla's Horizon Forbidden West as well as Rumbleverse at Iron Galaxy.

Teysa Grist

Studio Manager

An Orange County native, Teysa brings 8+ years of office, human resource and team building management to the Postcard staff. She works to bring out the best in her teammates in both personal and professional life in order to create a positive and encouraging work environment.

Tekla

Dear Little Mascot

Born and raised in Poland, Tekla joins us with 8 years of cuteness experience. She is new to the industry but so far her favorite part is attending every team meeting. As our muse, she is inspiring the developers and has already made an impact on our game.