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I am a creative, passionate world builder interested in making games with emotionally rich moments and complex narratives. I have strong experience in single-player and multiplayer game/level design, am familiar with Agile development practices, and have worked on teams as small as 4 and as large as 60.
Frog Paw Studios (SMU Guildhall) Plano, Texas
Level Designer/Sound Designer Jun 2018 – Dec 2018
Understand the use of Unreal Engine 4 to create 3D levels
Design puzzles and environments that fit the game vision
Iterate on level/puzzle design in response to lead, game designer, and stakeholder feedback
Work collaboratively with other level designers to create a cohesive player experience between levels
Implement gameplay and aesthetics to create polished-looking levels
Balance sound across the game and in the menus
Collaborate with artists and game designer for feedback regarding sound effects and sound balance
Collaborate with programmers to design Blueprints for sound implementation.
Collaborate with lead designer to make sure that sounds fit with gameplay
Create distinctive acoustic moods and environments using effects like reverb and randomization of environmental sounds.
SMU Guildhall Plano, Texas
Teaching Assistant Aug 2018 – Dec 2018
Instruct students in the use of Unreal Engine 4, Unreal Tournament, and other commercial level editors
Attend weekly meetings with supervising professor to discuss student progress
Monitor student work and behavior during 1.5-hour lab sessions held at SMU Guildhall
Offer individual feedback to students on single-player and multiplayer levels
Give lessons on level design fundamentals to supplement lectures and lessons by the supervising professor during the week.
Answer student questions regarding editor use and game design fundamentals.
Model professionalism and good design for students through my own work and behavior.
iD Tech Camps Denver, Colorado
Curriculum Developer Jan 2018 – May 2018
Developed curriculum for electrical engineering and wearable technology courses to be used at all iD Tech locations the summer of 2018.
Created lesson plans, course outlines, and detailed learning objectives to be reviewed by iD Tech's corporate office.
Created video tutorials to help students understand the operation of Arduino boards, the Arduino IDE, and other class hardware/software.
Consulted with corporate brand managers to create curriculum and online content that matched with iD Tech's brand standards.
Ran seminars for instructors teaching courses I developed to help them understand course hardware and software.
Wrote marketing outreach content for iD Tech's brand managers and corporate office to distribute nationwide to parents of potential students.
Director Jun 2017 – Aug 2017
Coached instructors in proper teaching and behavior management practices
Supervised a lab of 64 teenage students and 8 instructors in the director's absence.
Carried a company phone to respond to parent phone calls regarding concerns and comments about camp
Provided supervision and support for overnight activities with 50 campers weekly
Checked students into and out of camp every day and made sure they were leaving with approved parents and guardians
Spoke with parents regarding student misconduct and answered parent phone calls with questions regarding camp
Communicated daily with regional/national managerial staff to make sure my camp met nation-wide standards
Lead Instructor/Assistant Director Jun 2016 – Aug 2016
Managed a small staff of instructors in a lab of 64 teenage students.
Instructed classes of 8 teenage students in the use of Unity 3D and C#.
Created lesson plans to introduce students to fundamentals of game design and development.
Supervised weekend workshops/game jams for students
Administered medications and first aid to students in need
Ran student safety drills and reported misbehavior to managerial staff
Silicon STEM Academy Denver, Colorado
Curriculum Developer Jan 2018 – May 2018
Helped develop starter content for an Unreal Tournament course to betaught to teenage students during six-week classes.
Created example projects in Unreal and Unreal Tournament forinstructors to use as reference during teaching.
Trained instructors in the use of Unreal and Unreal Tournament beforethe start of classes.
Instructor Sep 2016 – Aug 2017
Taught 6-week courses in App Development with Java, Programming with Java, Programming with C#, and Level Design with Unity3D
Gave weekly reports to parents on individual student progress.
Developed lesson plans to teach students the fundamentals of coding, level design, game design, and app development.
Helped students create level design documents, design specs, and technical design documents for their final projects.
Backflip Studios Boulder, Colorado
Prototyping Intern Jun 2014 – Sep 2014
Participated in daily Scrum and stand-up meetings to discuss team responsibilities.
Worked closely with chief designers on Dragonvale and Spellfall to debug code and UI issues in these games.
Cataloged pictures for ScrabblePics, an app released early 2015 by BackFlip. I am credited by name in this game.
Debugged code in C# based on bug reports from consumers and in-house QA testers.
WeeSchool Inc. Denver, Colorado
Content Developer Jan 2017 – present
Create promotional videos to be used for marketing on Facebook and Instagram.
Alter video and photo content based on supervisor feedback.
Participated in design and marketing meetings to discuss customer response to marketing materials.
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY - THE GUILDHALL
Masters of Interactive Technology - Level Design
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER
Bachelor of Arts - Emergent Digital Practices, Jun 2017
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER
Bachelor of Arts - English
Experience with Agile development practices
Firm understanding of game/level design concepts like gameplay flow, lighting, narrative development, combat design, and game balance.
Unity 2D/3D Development
Unreal Engine 4 Development
Proficient in Maya and 3DS Max
Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
Exceptional at video editing using Final Cut Pro and AfterEffects
Strong technical, executive, and creative writing skills
Detail-oriented and precise
Excellent team member and leader