I'm Kate, I'm 27 years old, and I live in Seattle.
I'm a web/UX designer at ArenaNet in Bellevue, working on Guild Wars 2.
Games have always been my primary passion, and some of the earliest (and best) I played were Tim Schafer/Ron Gilbert classics. The LucasArts box set with Day of the Tentacle got serious mileage outta me.
The one celebrity-freakout that I've ever experienced was at PAX 09, just before Brutal Legend came out. My friend interrupted a conversation to whisper, "Kate, Tim Schafer is standing right behind you." I did not handle this news well. Tim was very kind and acted as though the words coming out of me were actually cogent English instead of nonsense. Tim and Ron are my personal game dev heroes, and their games were a big reason I got into the industry in the first place.
Supremely excited to be part of this project!