Junior Girls in Games is an immersive full-day event that covers the basics of Game Art and Game Programming for aspirational game developers in Years 9 & 10 that identify as female.

Girls in Games includes hands-on and inspirational game design, game art, and game programming workshops. Over the course of the day, you'll be introduced to creating art assets and programming in a game engine, while gaining valuable insights from Media Design School's Game Development staff. Tickets close Monday, September 18th at 12:00pm.

20th September 2023 l 8:30am - 4:30pm


8:30AM: Registration (Level 1)

8.50AM: Introductions/Housekeeping (Innovation Hub, Level 4) - Sofia Piven

9:00AM: Keynote – Izzie Kirkpatrick (Co-Founder & Art Director, Liquid Static Studio)

10.00AM: Morning session: Game Art

Game Art 2D - Sofia Piven and Helen Zhang (4.08 & 4.09)

10:30AM: Morning tea (Innovation Hub)

11.00AM: Game Art sessions continue...

1:00PM: Lunchtime (Innovation Hub, Level 4)

1:30PM: Afternoon session: Game Programming

Game Maker Basics - Dr. Samah Hassan and Shilpa Ranjit (4.08 & 4.09)

3.00PM: Session Break for Afternoon tea (Innovation Hub, Level 4)

3:15PM: Game programming sessions continue...

4:00PM: Wrap-Up and Awards

Izzie Kirkpatrick has a background in fine art and professional experience in many fields of media production (including graphic design, advertising, photography, and interactive experiences outside of the world of games). Their work in the games industry has spanned the fields of UI and concept art, across indie projects, educational games, AAA game productions, and now as co-founder and Art Director at Liquid Static Studio. Izzie delights equally in both ultra-smooth digital experiences and abrasive aesthetics, and loves drawing on wide-ranging influences to make things for people to enjoy like visual sour candy – the perfect balance of acidic and sweet. When not doodling at their desk (or at a cafe, or on the walls), Izzie likes to knit, bake, and wander around looking at things. 



Media Design School
Level 4, Innovation Hub
10 Madden St.
Auckland Central
Auckland 1010

Media Design School presents Senior Girls in Games on July 6th 2023

Artwork by final year, Game Art student Mia Tawhiao-Lomas

Junior Girls in Games Keynote Speaker
Keynote Speaker, Izzie Kirkpatrick