Will Schneller

Will Schneller

Used to build imaginary worlds, now I build the real one.
UI/UX Design
Des Moines, US
  • Design
  • 3D visualization
  • Design Thinking
  • Game Design
  • User Experience

CEO @Substrate • Co-Founder

We're building the Duolingo for science.

Iowa State University

Program Coordinator @Iowa State University

Nov '10 - Jun '16 (5 years 7 months)

Freelance & Self-employed

Artist @Freelance & Self-employed

Feb '11 - Nov '14 (3 years 9 months)

Iowa State University

Undergraduate Research Assistant @Iowa State University

Oct '06 - Nov '10 (4 years 1 month)

Amazing things Will's made
While at Iowa State University I played a key role in building Meta!Blast (www.metablastcell.com/), a 3D cell biology computer game. I started off as an artist and grew to lead the development team.

The goal was to address K12 and undergraduate student misunderstandings in cellular biology. Meta!Blast combined accurate science pedagogy with production values found in for-entertainment games. At the time, it was the most accurate interactive representation of a cell that existed. Meta!Blast was the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including features in Nature, Science, and several National Science Foundation Awards.

Meta!Blast spun off several side projects, including a short animation, an art book, and three sets of large-format posters, two of which (Spatial and Time Scale sets) joined a special version of Meta!Blast as permanent exhibits at Science City, Kolkata and other national science museums in India which see over 2 million visitors annually.
Iowa State University

Iowa State University

Fine Arts Aug 2006 - May 2010