Angela Baker is the Senior Human Resources Generalist/ Recruiter at Insomniac Games- an award winning independent game developer, located in Burbank, CA. Insomniac Games is the team behind such hits as the first three “Spyro the Dragon” games, the “Ratchet and Clank” franchise, and the Resistance franchise, for the PlayStation family. The next big venture for the studio is with EA Partners on a cross-platform title, and Insomniac Games just launched its “Click” group, focusing on the social gaming space. Angela joined Insomniac Games in the fall of 2006, and has been hard at work ever since! She was part of the HR team that garnered a spot on the “Top Ten Small Companies to Work For” list (SHRM) and also the “Top Places to Work” in Los Angeles (LABJ).
Before coming to Insomniac Games, Angela was at G4TV, and Activision as a Staffing Coordinator and later as an Associate Recruiter – working both with the corporate functions of recruiting, as well as the individual studios as a pipeline recruiter. Angela views her “grad school” experience as the 4 ½ years she spent at another entertainment giant, the William Morris Agency, in its HR department.
Angela is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Sociology. She is also an active member of ESHRA (the Entertainment Software Human Resources Association) and EHRN (Entertainment Human Resources Network).