My name is David McDonough, and I am presently a Lead Designer at Firaxis Games in Hunt Valley, Maryland. My current project is Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth, a futuristic new entry in the classic Civilization series. In my time at Firaxis I’ve also made Haunted Hollow, an original strategy game for iOS, and contributed to several other titles including Sid Meier’s Civilization V and XCOM: Enemy Within. I also worked for a time at Big Huge Games, formerly of Timonium, Maryland, on Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.
Before moving to Firaxis, I completed my Master of Fine Arts degree at the Savannah College of Art and Design in the Interactive Design and Game Development program in 2009. I received a BA in Art (Illustration) from Trinity University in San Antonio in 2002.