Jason Zayas started his animation career working on the classic Sierra on-line PC games such as King’s Quest, Space Quest, Gabriel Knight, and Leisure Suit Larry. In 2001 he founded Turnstyle Studios, an animation production company.
Through Turnstyle Studios he worked on hundreds of prototypes of video poker games for Action Gaming in partnership with IGT. Produced several corporate animated commercials and other motion graphics projects with That’s Nice, a New York design firm.
In the first year of the business, Turnstyle was contracted by Amaze entertainment to animate on the first Harry Potter video game. The following year he was asked to be the lead animator on next installment of the Harry Potter series, the Chamber Of Secrets. At Amaze he moved into the role art Art Lead on Samurai Jack with Cartoon Network and Lemony Snicket’s, A Series of Unfortunate Events with Nickelodeon.
In 2007, Jason Zayas was hired at FlowPlay to help launch OurWorld an on-line hangout for tweens. He helped solidify a style for the environments and the animation.
In 2012, Turnstyle Studios was contracted by iDGi to produce all the artwork for their video game Consortium. Jason once again found himself in the role as both Art Lead and Animation Lead, as well as production artist. Turnstlye Studios created all the environments and character models, helped build the UI system, and supplied iDGi with all the character animations. The game launched on Steam in 2014.
In 2019, Jason Zayas was asked to teach 3D animation production for film at the University of Washington.