digital artist • Game designer • Twitch Streamer
Salem Salay is a digital artist and 2017 National Novel Writing Month winner that grew up in Parma, Ohio, drawing from the moment a crayon touched her hand. In her last two years of high school, she studied in the Visual Communications Vocational, also known as Viscom, earning certifications in Visual Arts. She went on to study at the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2012, earning her BFA in Game Design in May 2016.
While at CIA she worked on a number of digital games, including Poof Paradise, Oracle of Niruda, and Frilly's Flight. For their senior thesis, her and her project partner, Craig Waterman, created a team-based battle card game called Hunting Grounds.
Over the years, Salem has been a pin designer, coloring book artist, Twitch streamer, and freelance digital artist, but has continued working on small game projects along the way.