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Jason Zayas began his animation career working on classic Sierra on-line PC games, including King's Quest, Space Quest, Gabriel Knight, and Leisure Suit Larry. In 2001, he founded Turnstyle Studios, an animation production company that has since partnered with Action Gaming to create hundreds of prototypes of video poker games and produced corporate animated commercials and motion graphics projects with That's Nice, a New York design firm.

During Turnstyle's first year of business, Amaze Entertainment contracted the studio to animate on the first Harry Potter video game. Jason went on to become the lead animator for the next installment in the series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. At Amaze, he later served as the Art Lead on Samurai Jack with Cartoon Network and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events with Nickelodeon.

In 2007, FlowPlay hired Jason to help launch OurWorld, an online hangout for tweens. He contributed to the development of a distinctive style for the game's environments and animations.

In 2012, iDGi contracted Turnstyle Studios to produce all the artwork for their video game Consortium. Once again, Jason served as Art Lead and Animation Lead, as well as production artist. Turnstyle Studios created all the environments and character models, assisted in building the UI system, and provided iDGi with all the character animations. The game was launched on Steam in 2014.

In 2019, Jason was invited to teach 3D animation production for film at the University of Washington.

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