About Ella Svahn

I’m a Technical Artist and Game Art Educator at The Game Assembly – the 2nd Best School world wide in Game Design & Development in the World, as appointed by The Rookies (Autodesk) 2017.

Prior teaching I worked at Tarsier Studios as a Technical Artist on Little Nightmares (published by Bandai Namco).Responsibilities included art and animation production pipeline, character rigging, real time IK solvers and environmental visual effects.

2012 I co-founded Ludum Entertainment, a game small studio with focus on 3D games for iOS and Android. We released the game Nom Nom In Appleland which reached #11 on “Best Selling New Apps” in Sweden, summer 2012.

I’m passionate about diversity in games and hope in the future to have a great broad mix of all genders in my future colleagues. I love the weird and strange, unicorns, and have unhealthy obsessions with cats.


Interested in contacting me? You do that easiest by email: hi (at) ellasvahn (dot) com, or through LinkedIn.

Interviews and articles:

Sydsvenskan: “Hjärtat slår för att unga tjejer ska vilja göra spel”
Sydsvenskan: “My heart beats for young women who wants to make games”
Interview with Swedish local paper, Sydsvenskan, September 14 2015. About my intentions and hope that more young women will join me in the gaming industry.

SR P3: Trots trakasserier väljer fler tjejer att bli spelutvecklare
Swedish Radio: “Despite harassment more girls choose to become game developers”
Interview with Swedish Radio, September 11 2014. About the increasing percentage of women in the Swedish game industry, according to results from Swedish Game Developer Index 2014.

Sydsvenskan: Deras första mobilspel placerar sig på säljtoppen
Sydsvenskan: “Thier first mobil game ranks the top sales chart”
Article in Swedish local paper, Sydsvenskan, August 9  2012. About my first startup Ludum Entertainment and the launch of our smart phone game Nom Nom In Appleland.