Greg Bilsland

Greg Bilsland

Researcher and Product Manager

Location
Greater Seattle Area
Industry
Entertainment

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Greg Bilsland's Summary

I'm the producer for the research and design team at Wizards of the Coast, currently overseeing product development for the Dungeons & Dragons brand. I have seven years of experience at Wizards, focused on ensuring that products match the brand vision. I'm eager to pursue leadership opportunities, develop technical expertise, and direct consumer research efforts. My strengths and proficiencies include:

Adobe Creative Suite
Agile Scrum
Blogging
Content Management
Google Analytics
Hootsuite
Digital Marketing
Microsoft Office
Microsoft SharePoint
Project Management
Social Media Analytics
User Research
Wordpress

Greg Bilsland's Experience

Product Manager

Wizards of the Coast

Public Company; 201-500 employees; Entertainment industry

July 2013Present (1 year 3 months) Renton, WA

Direct R&D efforts for over twenty licensed and original Dungeons & Dragons products, available digitally and at retail.

• Allocate budget for freelance writing, editing, and art.
• Coordinate worldwide playtesting for 100,000+ participants.
• Direct schedule, content, and budget for two monthly digital magazines.
• Gather analytics, sales data, and survey results to inform product development.
• Manage staff of 50+ freelance writers and editors.
• Prioritize projects and build schedules to drive progress on product.
• Provide content direction on three one-year D&D marketing campaigns.
• Serve as liaison between R&D and other stakeholders, including marketing, graphic arts, and digital.
• Supervise consumer experience design for consumer events and retail locations.

Content Producer

Wizards of the Coast

Public Company; 201-500 employees; Entertainment industry

August 2011June 2013 (1 year 11 months) Renton, WA

Developed monthly online editorial calendar and content plan for two monthly digital periodicals.

• Wrote and edited content for D&D brand across web and social media.
• Created, tracked, and reviewed outlines, articles, and artwork submissions.

Public Company; 201-500 employees; Entertainment industry

August 2009July 2010 (1 year)

Led teams of two to five editors in the creation of twelve D&D book products.

• Edited copy and technical writing.
• Worked to improve editorial formats and build style guides.
• Maintained bug list and generated quarterly errata.

Associate Editor

Wizards of the Coast

Public Company; 201-500 employees; Entertainment industry

August 2007August 2009 (2 years 1 month) Renton, Wa

Contributing editor on web articles and twelve D&D books.

Greg Bilsland's Courses

  • Master of Communication, Digital Media

    University of Washington

    • Business Fundamentals in Digital Communications (Com 587)
    • Narratives and Networks in Digital Media (Com 546)
    • Research Strategy and Business Practice (Com 529)
    • Digital Media Law and Policy (Com 558)

Greg Bilsland's Skills & Expertise

  1. Digital Media
  2. Digital Marketing
  3. Digital Publishing
  4. Project Planning
  5. Event Planning
  6. Project Management
  7. Copy Editing
  8. Creative Writing
  9. Technical Writing
  10. Game Design
  11. Game Development
  12. Video Games
  13. Publishing
  14. Editing
  15. Content Management
  16. Blogging
  17. Online Publishing
  18. Adobe Creative Suite
  19. Social Media
  20. World Building
  21. Community Management
  22. Creative Direction
  23. Game Mechanics
  24. Web Content
  25. Casual Games
  26. Editorial
  27. Content Strategy
  28. Social Games
  29. WordPress
  30. Computer Games

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Greg Bilsland's Education

University of Washington

Master of Communication, Digital Media

20122014

University of Oregon

Bachelor of Arts, English

20012005

Grade: A-

3.76 GPA (Major), Dean’s List (3 Terms), Clark Honors College, GRE 630 Verbal (90th percentile) 720 Quantitative (75th percentile)

Activities and Societies: Chapman Review Literary Journal, Honors Hall Advisory Board, BEST After-School program, Ultimate Frisbee League, Indoor Soccer League

Oregon State University

Physics, Chemistry

20022004

Greg Bilsland's Additional Information

Interests:

International travel, video and tabletop games, hiking, camping, bird watching, beer brewing, photography.

Groups and Associations:

Phi Beta Kappa, Clark Honors College

Honors and Awards:

• Way-to-Go Award for Building Relationships (Wizards of the Coast)
• Dean's List (University of Oregon)

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