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About Me

The "M B" in James M B Carlson stands for "Michael Batstone."


My pronouns are he/him.

I was born and raised in Colorado, and still live there with my wife and our dogs, Peaches and Wendell.

I have a lot of passion for video games and video game development. To name a few, I love Zelda, Half-Life, Celeste, and Outer Wilds. I earned my Bachelors in Game Design and Development from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 2015.

I'm into many nerdy things, including, but not limited to: Marvel, Star Wars, Disney, Halloween, horror movies, Dungeons & Dragons, dogs, coffee, beer, and NPR.



  • Game Design and Development: (Unity, Unreal, GameMaker)

  • Computer Programming: (C#, HTML)

  • Graphic Design: (Adobe Photoshop, Animate, Illustrator, InDesign)


  • Video Production and Editing: (Adobe Premiere)

Camp Elim

If you looked through my design or video pages, you may have noticed "Camp Elim" come up a lot. It's been a huge part of my life. I grew up there as a camper, then began volunteering there in the summer of 2007. I worked there part-time and seasonally from 2008-2016, in various capacities. In 2016, I joined the senior staff team or "year-round team." I had the exciting opportunity to create my own role as the Media and Production Supervisor.


Some of my key roles as the Media Supervisor:

  • Created promotional materials, such as logos, brochures, banners, t-shirts, and videos.

  • Trained and mentored volunteers and other employees in video production, photography, and graphic design.

  • Redesigned and managed the company website, as well as social media and other elements of web presence.


There is a lot to be done to keep Camp running, and we didn't always have the staff to do it. So my job also included:

  • Running Audio-Visual for Live Events

  • Resolving IT Issues

  • Guest Services

  • Maintenance

  • Meal Preparation

  • Dining Room Service

  • Cleaning and Housekeeping

  • Office Administration

Farewell Video​

This may be cliché, but it's the truth: the people I worked with I think of as family. Before I left my position at the end of 2018, they made me this farewell video. I include it here as a sort of "video character reference," as these friends, colleagues, and mentors said some very nice things about me.

I'm so honored by my friends and their kind words. Thank you to those who participated in this project, and thank you to Jamie Bell for putting it all together.

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