Darcelis “Darcy” Gutierrez
Darcy represents the best of the Urban Arts arc. She started in high school, excelled through the multi-year program, and put together a strong portfolio to gain acceptance to the prestigious New York University Games Center. Darcy had said that her options in Brownsville, Brooklyn were “Burger King or babysitting.” She’s currently creating stunning artwork and crushing in game design competitions. Darcy is also an Urban Arts Junior Faculty Member, teaching the next class of students alongside her class schedule.
“My current work is developed in the NYU Game Center, which I attend due to the portfolio I developed while at Urban Arts. I enjoy every aspect of game development. I actively want to step out of my comfort zone with each project. Programming, art, project management, sound design, narrative design—I like to strengthen these skills as I continue to make games.
Each project helps me learn how to better work within a team. It’s always best to learn how to collaborate—by learning organizational tools, by bettering my communication skills, or by learning how to ask for feedback.
What I contribute to a project will always be a representation of me. I like to say that I always see myself in my work.”