Games for a Difference
Colmena Design is comprised of a group of designers and developers focused on creating engaging and purposeful experiential designs for learning in the public and private sectors.
This work is underscored by a dedicated attention to the potential for social and cultural impact through design, and is built on the principle that a small collaborative community has the opportunity for global impact.
Our work in game design and education is founded on a belief that engaging through play can change how people learn about, interact with, and change our world.
Who We Are
Colmena Design is comprised of multitalented people from differing backgrounds. Designers, writers, artists, developers, teachers; each of us brings different strengths to the table that help us create unique and engaging services and products.
Chris Aiken - Executive Director
Writer. Game designer. Super nerd. Using his experience and knowledge of games, he aspires to work in a platform that will allow him judge and discuss games on a higher level.
Dielka Cueto - Graphic Designer
Pattern lover, aesthetics queen, and taco night enthusiast, Dielka's love for the digital arts has led to her being a great graphic designer, creating amazing visual works.
Elijah Richmond - Game Designer
Designer, developer, and overall madman, Elijah's passion for design and games often leaves him working endlessly into the night. The end results are often innovative games that seek to break the mold.
Josué Advincola - Animator
Art, comic books, and animation. Taking an avid interest in all of these things, Josué pursued animation. With every project he takes his art to the next level, creating captivating characters and stories.
Dylan Shad – Lead Concept Designer
Game design guru and a little eccentric, Dylan's work as a designer explores the intersection of play, freedom, and social interaction. His unique look at game design has led to some of Colmena's best work.
Jose Martinez - Animator
Animator extraordinaire. It's hard not to find Jose painting or sketching something new and exciting. He brings the best of his talents to Colmena Design, creating animations that engage and entertain.