I am Hank Whitson, a writer and designer based in Burbank, California. You can find my resume here! My current projects include a contemporary fantasy novel and a card/board game set in the same universe. I am also accepting freelance work, and searching for another creative team to join.

Recently, I worked as 42 Entertainment‘s Narrative Designer. They had me write advertising copy, fictional websites, universe bibles, scripts, slogans, and more. I have also designed puzzles, UI, games, and live events.

Prior to my work with 42E, I attended the Georgia Institute of Technology. When it became apparent I would not be a brilliant media theorist or develop the next big disruptive technology, they sent me back to California with a Masters Degree in Digital Media. That degree means many things to many people. For me, it is essentially a comparative literature degree filtered through the lens of video game design and criticism. While I was at Tech, I worked as a researcher and served as the Entertainment Editor for their award-winning school paper, The Technique.

Before heading to Atlanta, I earned an English degree from University of California at Irvine, while learning the basics of Iaido and selling books for Barnes & Noble. In high school, I studied ballet to woo the woman of my dreams.

On my off-hours, I play games and consume fiction in every format available. Occasionally I’ll write about the things I consume. I also enjoy traveling, skiing, collecting masks, and cosplaying on an increasingly irresponsible budget. You can blame Ursula K. Le Guin, Garth Nix, Michael Connelly, and J.K. Rowling for starting me down this path, but Patrick Rothfuss, Jim Butcher, and Lev Grossman have had the greatest impact on my writing style.

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