Building on 15 years in and around the video game and entertainment industry, Nick Ahrens has been working as a creative and production leader spanning editorial, development, marketing, video, and more.
Originally hailing from Minneapolis, Nick started his career at Game Informer producing and writing content for print magazine as well as managing the Webby Award-winning website. Moving to sunny Los Angeles, he took up a partnership at the critically-acclaimed pop culture gallery/marketing agency iam8bit working on one-of-a-kind projects with the industry’s leading companies such as Nintendo and Activision and opening a physical pop-culture gallery/store in the heart of Echo Park on Sunset Blvd.
Eventually wanting to satisfy his childhood dreams to make video games, Nick joined independent developer Hidden Variable Studios serving the Executive Producer and Game Director. While at HVS, he worked on several successful titles such as the critically acclaimed Bag It! and award-winning Threes. Most recently, Nick spent the majority of 2019 embedded with MGM Studios as a fulltime Consulting General Manager running the Stargate Command SVOD/editorial group overseeing all business, strategy, and creative.