Julia Schiller (born 15 December 1970) was a Co-Founder of SchilMil Games of Auckland, New Zealand and served as Co-Director there from 2011-2014.
She shares designing credits with Amanda Milne for:
Raid the Pantry (2012)
and with Milne and Brad Thompson for
Granny Wars (2013)
In 2014, Julia broke away from SchilMil Games and founded Cheeky Parrot Games, which received the rights to Raid the Pantry and Granny Wars. In 2015 she worked with Claire Ahuriri and James Dunning to prepare their game, Cat Capers, for publication under the Cheeky Parrot label. The following year, Cheeky Parrot ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for the title, Hoard which was originally developed by Weta Digital artists Tim Kings-Lynne and Beck Veitch. Julia shares designing credits with the pair for the edition Cheeky Parrot published, which has now been reprinted two times for the New Zealand market. In 2018, Cheeky Parrot's next title, Flaming Pyramids, by designer Norbert Abel, was also successfully Kickstarted and published.
Julia was born and raised in the USA. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and French from Washington University in St. Louis. In 2000, she immigrated to Auckland, New Zealand, where she's lived ever since.