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Robert L. Kline Jr.


Robert is an award winning Game Designer, Fiction Writer, Multimedia Designer, Graphic Designer, Web Designer and Project Manager.

His interest in the creative arts and computers can be traced all the way back to grade school. During this time, he became obsessed with drawing strange cartoons, writing really bad detective stories, and spending way too many hours in front of an old Mac in an Intro To Computers class, creating his first full blown animation involving a knight fighting a dragon.

Not much has changed.

He graduated from the University of Akron with a Graphic Design major and Computer Imaging minor. After school, he took on many different roles during his career in the multimedia field such as:

  1. Game Designer
    He was a 2010 Finalist for Best Education Game or Simulation in The 25th Annual SIIA CODiE Awards
  2. Web Designer
  3. Flash Developer
  4. Presentation Designer
  5. Fiction Writer
  6. 3D Modeller and animator
    Addy Award for animation
  7. Voice-Over Artist
  8. Video and Audio Work
  9. Project Manager

He is currently a freelance designer and project manager located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

During his off time, he likes to play around with creating digital music and soundscapes, drawing crazy cartoon characters, writing bizarre stories and spending way too many hours in front of a computer.

He lives in Ohio with his wife, two pugs, and a collection of hundreds of video games that he refuses to part with no matter how old they are.

He is also a co-founder of Steam Hat and is the rather manic webmaster of this site, so if you see a lot of reference to “I” in this site that would be him. It drives him crazy writing in the third person.


There are those who do, those who don't, and those who are just too damn manic-obessive and hardheaded to stop.” — Steam Hat Harry
   circa 1897

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.” — Albert Einstein

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Dru Woodard


Dru is an Addy award-winning art director, media developer, 3D artist-animator, and illustrator.

He began his professional career as a graphic artist for American Greetings, eventually moving up to designer. During this time, he also illustrated the Green Hornet for Now Comics Entertainment.

Being introduced to computers while at American Greetings, he began creating work digitally and left the traditional behind, concentrating on 3D, motion graphics, and digital illustration.

Making a move from American Greetings to art director for Management Recruiters International, he began creating videos, physical and 3D set designs, motion graphics, interactive content, and illustration for training videos, video magazines, and outside clients such as Key Bank and others in the local Cleveland area.

Dru is currently a freelance Illustrator and Art Director located in Akron, Ohio.

All things come around, and he has begun re-discovering traditional media and having a blast...

He is also a co-founder of Steam Hat.