Colleen McCarthy Evans

Recipient, Rising Star, 2008

Photo from Paradise Found

Photo from Paradise Found

Colleen McCarthy-Evans became a game designer a dozen years ago following several other fun careers, including graphic artist, craftsperson, writer, charter school co-founder/administrator, improvisational comedy actress, and life skills teacher. So far, with 32 published games under her belt, and about a million and half unites sold (including the million+ seller In A Pickle), the game design things seems to be working out pretty well. Along with new games in the works, Colleen is a busy illustrating her first children’s book, The Three Sunflowers. She lives in Santa Barbara, California with her little family.