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Raymond Yan is the senior executive vice president of the DigiPen Institute of Technology and a former art director at Nintendo Software Technology. During his time there, Yan was credited under special thanks in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, presumably contributing or advising on the game's artwork in some way. In a Q&A, he stated that he left NST due to the gruelling schedule of video game development and to spend more time with his family. He joined DigiPen to train future developers and still be involved with the industry. Yan stated that he'd prefer to be back at NST however, perhaps when his children grew up.