About Us

Messhof is a video game development studio founded in 2013 by Mark Essen and Kristy Norindr and located in Venice, California. For inquiries contact info@messhof.com

Mark Essen

Co-Founder + Creative Director

Mark is a video game artist. His work has been exhibited at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, FILE in Sao Paulo, the New Museum in New York, MoCCA in Toronto, FACT, [DAM] Berlin, Forbes 30 Under 30, and Vice/Intel’s international Creators Project. He has a MFA from the UCLA Design and Media Arts program.

Kristy Norindr

Co-Founder + Business

Kristy holds two degrees from UCLA: a Bachelor's degree in Gender Studies and a Master's degree from the department of Cinema and Media Studies. She enjoys bike riding, yoga, gardening, and complicated-but-satisfying cooking experiments. At Messhof, she rules over all things business, and serves as producer on all games.