About the Designer
Jacqueline Marie Bryk (she/her), Jax to her friends, is a freelance game designer, writer, sensitivity reader, and editor from the oft-forgotten state of Delaware. She writes in many different genres, with her favorites being horror, honobono, low fantasy, and post-apocalypse. Her games are lauded for their compassionate, trauma-focused narratives and low-stakes engagement with high-stakes emotions.
Jax deals with C-PTSD, depression, anxiety and ADHD. She also deals with nightmares, chronic upper back pain, menstrual issues and digestive tract issues. Much of her sensitivity work is focused on mental health, healing, and burnout.
In her spare time, she likes to yell at games like Civilization V and Crusader Kings II, model for photographers and visual artists, avoid getting into arguments, and attempt recipes she saw on Iron Chef America once. Her day job is in politics, and all of her writing has political elements.
Jax has been on several 2019 ENnie-award-winning products and won the Golden Cobra Award for game design in 2016. Jax’s work for hire is featured in games by, among others: White Wolf, Onyx Path Publishing, Helmgast AB, Genesis of Legend, Uliesses North America, and Damocles Thread Development.
As of January 2020, Jax is also a member of IU 631, of the Industrial Workers of the World.
About this Site
The photos on this site are from Matt Norris of M.G. Norris Photography, Ryan Bragg of Bragging Rights Photography, and self-portraits. The header was designed by Mary Georgescu of Haiduc Studio. The site was configured by Craig Eisenberger.