Cloud Curio Crew: Amber Seger
Hello! I’m Amber Seger and I use any pronouns. When in doubt, y’all can default to “they”.
I’m the art director, graphic designer, and co-owner of Cloud Curio as well as the project manager and business person.
Inside of me is a roiling mass of goblins wearing many different hats. The goblin wearing the writing hat is best at making lists. He is currently in charge.
Childhood. Around ten years old, I began to draw all the time. I have a suitcase full of my FFIX, Pokemon, and Naruto original characters, OCs if you will.
College. I have degrees in visual communication, graphic design, and instructional design. I am very passionate about user experience, how a user interacts with and experiences a product, system, service, or information. I’ve given talks and have written about the user experience of character sheets.
After College. I worked at a newspaper as a copy editor, then I went on to work in the child safety product industry for 11 years where I managed the development of North American instruction manuals and labels for five product categories across multiple brands.
TTRPGS. I’ve been playing TTRPGs since college. D&D 3.5e was my first experience and the third campaign I was in lasted for seven years. We were a party of evil-aligned characters which was...a trip! I started GMing about four years ago and I host an actual play podcast called Shapeshift that captured 80% of my GM journey. My current favorite TTRPG is Ryuutama.
Freelance. I’ve been doing freelance graphic design and illustration on various projects ranging from logos to layout for clients such as Zweihander, Flames of Freedom, Fat Magic, and Teatime Adventures. I was the lead illustrator for Adorablins, a Powered by the Apocalypse card game geared toward children and new roleplayers that recently funded on Kickstarter. This was a momentous project for me because I illustrated every single visual in the game!
Kobold Press. In March of 2022, I joined the Kobold Press team where I work full-time supporting the art director with book layout for print and pdf. I also design social media graphics and merchandise.
Cloud Curio. I like making things and I really like making things with my friends. I want Cloud Curio to be a place to have fun, experiment, and make content that is unique and pushes expectations. I have lots of dreams and plans for Cloud Curio that I cannot wait to start setting in motion, including collaborating with other artists, writers, and designers.
List complete? List complete-ish. Nice to meet you! Writing-hat goblin is just as bad at ending blog posts as podcast-hat goblin is at ending podcasts…soooo UH LINKS AT BOTTOM FOR ALL MY THINGS! Thank you for being here! I hope you enjoy all that Cloud Curio has to offer!