Matthew Medina

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Matthew Medina

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Senior Content Designer

Matthew Medina is a content designer at ArenaNet. He has been at ArenaNet since 2003, and prior to that he worked at Electronic Arts Seattle (twice) and Cavedog. Matthew started his career as a QA Tester, lingered in the art department for 17 years, and is now wading out into the murky depths of game design. In his spare time, he enjoys parenting, debating apologetics, studying cosmology and evolutionary biology and writing science fiction. He is an avowed barefooter.

— ArenaNet blog

Matthew Medina is Senior Content Designer at ArenaNet. He was a Story Design Team Lead for Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire before leaving the company in 2019.[1] He returned in March 2020 to his current position.[2]



  • Senior Content Designer
    • March 2020 – Present
  • Story Design Team Lead
    • October 2009 – February 2019
  • Senior 3D Artist
    • September 2007 – October 2009
  • Art Process Manager
    • September 2005 – September 2007
  • Senior 3D Artist
    • Febuary 2003 – September 2005



  • Medina has personally placed numerous NPCs in various cities and areas that are barefoot.[4]
  • The book of Me'Dinahs, an object safeguarded by the Astral Ward for its destructive power, appears to be named after him.[5]

External Links[edit]


  1. ^ Tweet by Matthew Medina,
  2. ^ Tweet by Matthew Medina,
  3. ^ After the Dragon Cycle,
  4. ^ Guild Chat Episode 52, (time-stamped)
  5. ^ Tower of Secrets
    Mabon: In the wrong hands, these objects would be...devastating. The book of Me'Dinahs could level Maguuma.
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