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Work

Senior Designer

  • F84 Games, Los Angeles, CA - February 2018 to Present
    • Leading all design documentation including game concepts, RFPs, and GDDs
    • Interfacing with clients and producers to handle feedback
    • Leading game reviews and determining design direction for each milestone

Technical Designer

  • F84 Games, Los Angeles, CA - June 2012 to February 2018
    • Designing and developing games for clients such as Disney, Warner Bros., and Mattel.
    • Working with each part of the team to ensure the technical parameters of projects are met.
    • Interfacing with clients to provide technical insights into the publishing and deployment of games.

Adjunct Professor

  • Bradley University, Los Angeles, CA - January 2017 to Present
    • Teaching a Hollywood Semester workshop class for upper level students majoring in Game Design.
    • Focusing on guiding the students through the process of game creation from start to finish.

Consultant

  • Self Employed, Los Angeles, CA - May 2017 to Present
    • Design consultant for Portmanteau Games for their game 'Thin Air'
    • Programming consultant for Sunken Places on their game 'Classroom Aquatic'

Notable Projects

Stan Lee's Hero Command - Designer & Developer - Mobile Game

  • Wrote initial design documentation
  • Worked closely with lead programmer & animator to create an extensive and easily modifiable combat system
  • Implemented responsive front-end user interface
  • Designed and implemented 100+ missions across 3 hero campaigns

Survival Run - Designer & Developer - Mobile Game

  • Ported game to Android and Windows Phone. Updated UI to be responsive across various device sizes. Implemented platform specific plugins.
  • Designed 'survival gear', equipment that benefits the player during gameplay
  • Implemented 'Skillz', an asynchronous multiplayer platform for competing against other players

HTML5 Games - Designer & Developer - Web & Mobile Games - Client Work

  • Created HTML5 Games (WebGL with Canvas fallback) that run on common web browsers across PC, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android devices.
  • Worked in Haxe with one additional programmer to create a proprietary engine built on top of Pixi.js
  • Worked on designs for each game to match clients expectations
  • Implemented graphics for user interface, gameplay, and more
  • Interfaced with clients to respond to feedback and make design changes based on stakeholder and producer requests.
  • Created and implemented sound effects

Public Speaking

Delivered multiple talks ranging from 50 minutes to 3 hour workshops on the below topics

  • General Game Design - Understanding core concepts such as game flow and user feedback
  • Choosing the Right Game Engine - How to decide what to use when starting a new project
  • Working in Unity3D - Structuring a project, taking advantage of extensions, using uGUI, working with navmeshes, and more

Skills

Software: Unity3D, Maya, Blender, Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects

Languages: Objective-C, C++, C#, Python, Haxe, Javascript, Java, Actionscript

Frameworks: Open Frameworks, Cinder, Cocos2d, Box2d, Chipmunk, Titanium

Other: Scrum, Task Management Software, User Testing, Design Documents, Git, SVN


Education

Bradley University - Fall 2008 to May 2012

  • Bachelor of Science in Interactive Media - Game Design
  • Minor in Computer Science