Hi there!

I'm Alex Bezuska, a game designer, artist, animator, user interface designer, and user experience advocate. Nice to meet you!

I'm 1/2 of indie game studio Two Scoop Games.

I help run a non-profit called Louisville Makes Games that provides free art and code education and hosts communtiy events.

I'm based out of the Louisville, Kentucky area.

Work Experience

Lead Visual Designer

Two Scoop Interactive

(December 2017 – Present)

"Let's create something fun!" - Two Scoop Interactive is the client-facing part of my company Two Scoop Games. Under this name we create games, apps, and interactive experiences for our clients. What can we make for you or your business?


Game Designer, Artist, and Animator

Two Scoop Games

(November 2013 – Present)

Game development allows me to combine my passion for art and technology to create games for all to enjoy. I have been creating video games with Two Scoop Game since Nov 2013. We have currently completed 3 full releases for online app stores, with our next game, Kick Bot coming to home game consoles and Steam early 2021.


UX Engineer

Platform Q

(January 2016 – January 2018)

At Platform Q I worked to translate wireframes, mockups, and prototypes into intuitive user experiences. I worked fully remote with a team of talented developers to implement designs and features for a highly profitable online video learning platform. I worked with two teams and maintained daily communication. Technologies included Wordpress, Angular 4, JavaScript, and CSS / SASS.


Web Developer

cafepress

(May 2014 – December 2015)

I started at cafepress on a small labs team focused on creating new and exciting products and the web experiences to get those products in front of customers. After that I moved to the front end team on the main cafepress website, where I managed pages seen by tens of thousands of users a day. I primarily worked in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.


Community Development

Co-Founder/Director

Louisville Makes Games, Inc.

(August 2015 – Present)

In 2015 I co-founded a 501-(c)(3) non-profit organization called Louisville Makes Games, Inc. The goal of LMG is to provide educational courses and promote game development careers in the city of Louisville, KY. In February 2016, we had the grand opening for Warp Zone Louisville, the first and only game development-centric co-working space in Louisville (and Kentucky!). We run meetups, classes, and events out of Warp Zone Louisville as well as providing the amenities of a co-working space on Main Street in downtown Louisville.


Co - Founder / Organizer / Host

Louisville Game Creator's Meetup

(February 2014 – Present)

The independent game developer community in Louisville is a huge passion of mine. The Louisville Game Creator's Meetup (formerly Game Dev Lou) is a twice-monthly meetup and support group for local game developers. I have facilitated nearly every meeting, and to date I have helped to organize 3-4 game jam events per year.


Founder / Organizer / Host

JSLou - Louisville's JavaScript Community

(August 2013 – June 2018)

In order to grow and challenge myself as a developer, I founded and hosted JSLou; a local group focused on all things JavaScript. I have learned a great deal from the many experienced developers I have met through JSLou. I enjoyed facilitating an environment where others can learn and expand their skills. After maintaining the group for nearly 5 years I passed the torch to new passionate developers to continue facilitating the community.



Speaking

Code PaLOUsa Panel

In 2020 I spoke on a panel hosted by Code Louisville as part of the Code PaLOUsa virtual conference, where I spoke about my experience as a self-taught web developer.

Vector Talk

In 2018 at the Vector game developers conference I did a talk about what I have learned from doing over 20 game prototypes.

Code PaLOUsa Workshops

At Code PaLOUsa, a local developer conference, I had the privilege of running workshops on 3 separate occasions (2015, 2016, and 2018) where I taught participants to create games using Unity, and HTML5/JavaScript.

Teaching

LMG Video Tutorials

In 2020, due to the pandemic, I helped facilitate a new direction for Louisville Makes Games' education program – providing free online video tutorial content.

LMG Summer Classes

In 2017 I had a major role in the development and teaching of a free 6-week summer program at Warp Zone Louisville to give kids a taste of the many disciplines of game development including; coding, story, art & animation, music & sound, and game design.

Velocity Kids

In 2014 I taught a monthly game development workshop at Velocity Indiana for youth ages 11-18 as part of their code education program.

Advocating

Podcast

In 2020 I started recording and editing a soon-to-be-announced podcast where I interview midwest regional game designers and interactive artists to amplify the voices of creatives in our area.

Louisville Makes Games

In summer 2015 I helped to found the 501(c)(3) non-profit 'Louisville Makes Games, Inc.'. As a director of LMG, I strive to continue the momentum of Louisville's growing game development community and provide inclusive, encouraging, and beginner-friendly events.

JSLou

I founded and hosted Louisville's JavaScript Group JSLou with 2 regular meetings each month for almost 5 years.