D.S. Cohen MFA



Savannah College of Art and Design

University of the Arts

Maryland College of Art and Design


PlayStation 1

Classic Video Games

Retro Gaming

Vintage Gaming Hardware


  • Professional gaming writer for more than 15 years
  • Teaches Game Art and Design at the college level
  • Specializes in classic video games


D.S. Cohen is a former writer for Lifewire, where he wrote about classic video games for more than four years. He has had a fanatical interest in classic video games since he first played "Pac-Man" in 1980. That experience kick-started a lifelong mission to play and learn all there is to know about the art of video games.

Cohen has worked with some of the industry giants in everything from production and design to marketing and PR, and he has been credited in more than 30 games. He teaches Game Art and Design at the Art Institute of Austin and is an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Auston School of Design and Creative Technologies.

Cohen has written more than 400 published articles about video game history, culture, and industry for publications that include The New York Times, and CBS Local website.


Cohen earned a Master of Fine Arts in Interactive Design and Game Development at the Savannah College of Art and Design, a BFA in Media Arts from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and an AA in Fine Arts/Graphic Design from The Maryland College of Art and Design.


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