Photo of Lisa and David of Room Escape Artist in their wedding clothes dramatically escaping a bank vault.
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Created by an experience designer and a predictive data expert in 2014, Room Escape Artist publishes daily well-researched, rational, and reasonably humorous escape room reviews, design tips, player tips, and industry commentary.

Our mission is to share our love of exploring giant puzzles and to push the makers of those giant puzzles to create the best experiences they can. We strive to grow the community of amazing people who love solving the puzzles together.

Lisa Spira – Cofounder

Lisa in front of a red bring wall.

Lisa is a onomastician who turned her lifelong obsession with names in a career in language technology. She currently works as Head of Content Intelligence at Persado, leading the team responsible for the language innovation behind Persado’s AI-powered message machine. Lisa holds a degree in linguistics from Syracuse University and also works as a private baby name consultant.

Twitter – @lisabecs


David Spira – Cofounder

David holding a microphone and delivering a talk on a stage.

David is an experience designer and product manager who strives for a deeper understanding of how things work, and the ways people interact with their world. David holds degrees in communication and history from the University at Buffalo, and a masters in communication and information science from Rutgers University.



Steve Ewing in a bright orange jacket in Antarctica

Steve Ewing – Video Game Correspondent

As a Video Chronicler with Lindblad-National Geographic Expeditions, Steve finds himself nose-to-nose with grey whales, orangutans, and tortoises as a normal part of his day job. Steve earned his degree in Journalism from University of Oregon.

Twitter – @steveblog


Sarah Willson in a security jacket at SCRAP's Mummy game.

Sarah Willson – Los Angeles Correspondent

Sarah Willson is a writer, editor, and puzzle designer who delights in solving problems of all kinds. Enchanted from a young age by games like Myst and The 7th Guest, she wished very hard that escape rooms existed until they finally did and her life was complete.

Twitter – @swilllson


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