Consulting Services

Here are a few of the services I provide as a narrative design consultant:

  • review game design documents, vertical slices and prototypes
  • run on-site ideation workshops with studios
  • create initial narrative designs, world, and setting concepts for a wide range of projects including a major MMO
  • find suitable writers for a project and help build a team
  • work with multiple stakeholders on projects with complex IP requirements
  • collaborate with and train writers from non-interactive backgrounds
  • give creative direction to artists
  • work with engineers to develop tooling for procedural interactive content, or build that tooling myself
  • build white-label IP tie-in experiences for television shows and magazines and for advertising purposes

If you’d like to discuss a project, please get in touch at emshortif@gmail.com.

Curation Consulting

I was part of an all-day workshop with the Victoria & Albert Museum to develop content for the DesignPlayDisrupt exhibition. I was absolutely delighted with the quality of the results and proud to be part of its development even in a small way.