I am a Front-End Web Designer, occasional developer, Videogame Developer, and 3D Modeler/Animator from Charlotte, NC. Through my indie game studio Helical Games I have gained experience in brand strategy, creative direction and project management. I have been working on web since 2005 and on 3D modeling since 2008, I have an AAS in Simulation and Game Design and an A+ Certification. I have acted as a speaker for the Game Developers Alliance at UNCC teaching aspiring developers to use Unreal Engine, and serve annually on the SCC Advisary Board to help them shape their Game Design courses. I am a flexible learner, and have self-taught in numerous software packages.
My current goal is to become a full-stack web developer and my skill-set constantly changes. Currently my strongest point is in the front-end department and design.

Skills

Web Development

Advanced
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • jquery

Graphic Design

Advanced
  • Compositing
  • Alpha Channels
  • visual effects
  • color palletes
  • 3D Design and modeling
  • 3D Animation
  • 2D tweening

Game Development

Advanced
  • Unreal Engine 4
  • Blueprint Scripting
  • UI Design
  • Content Management
  • Design Documentation
  • project management

Programming

Intermediate
  • C++
  • Blueprint (UE4)
  • Visual C#
  • Flash
  • Alice

Version Control

Intermediate
  • Git
  • Subversion
  • Perforce

Certifications

CompTIA A+ ce

June 2016 - June 2019
CompTIA Verification Code QME162RGHCF1C20H

Getting Started with Perforce

April 2013
Tony Vinayak, Professional Services Manager

Creating UI Elements in Unreal Engine

May 2015
Digital-Tutors License KNCMGQJY

Game Asset Production Pipeline in Unreal Engine

May 2015
Digital-Tutors License 4BAE9XH7

Work Experience (5)

GIS Technician & Software Support
QC Data
June 2013 - Present
http://qcdata.com

Dedicated to developing and delivering infrastructure data management services and solutions that support effective business processes and timely decisions

  • GIS work
  • Digitization of drafted blueprints into online databases with a focus on maintaining records
  • Providing technical support and error handling on proprietary software for ~30-40 local users
Game Design Examiner
Examiner
April 2010 - March 2013
http://examiner.com - Now Defunct (Closed)

Examiner.com was an American news website based in Denver, Colorado.

  • Writing/Publishing online articles on video games from a design and development viewpoint
  • Performing “post-mortem” analysis on released games
Summer Temp Plastics Packaging
Charlotte Pipe & Foundry
May 2012 - August 2012
http://charlottepipe.com/

Charlotte Pipe has been a trusted manufacturer of plumbing systems since 1901, and is the nation's top maker of cast iron and plastic pipe and fittings.

  • Nightshift work packing PVC and ABS parts for shipping
Visual Effects & 2nd Grip
Wolf359 Productions, LLC
August 2012 - August 2015
Facebook

Wolf359 Productions is a film production company based in Albemarle, North Carolina and Atlanta Georgia. They have produced several short films and are working on another and several features.

Marketing and Media Studio Intern
Stanly Community College
June 2011 - August 2012
Stanly Community College
  • Film crew in recording studio
  • Maintaining archives of past recordings, and created animations for TV presentations and specials

Volunteer

Volunteer/Performer
ExtraLife
October 2010 - Present

Thousands of gamers have join together annually to play for 24 hours for Extra Life – a gaming marathon in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. Gamers rally friends and family members to sponsor their play. The funds they raise go to help save and improve the lives of kids at the CMN Hospital in their community.

Education (3)

Bachelor
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
2012 -
  • ANTH-1101 - Intro to Anthropology
  • LBST-2102 - Global Connections
  • LBST-2101 - Western History and Culture
  • ITCS-1212 - Intro to Computer Science
  • ITCS-1600 - Computing Professionals
  • 1100 - College Algebra & Problem Solving
  • 1201 - Elementary Japanese 1
Activities & Societies: The Game Developers Alliance
Associate of Applied Sciences
Simulation and Game Design
Stanly Community College
2009 - 2012
  • SGD-111 - Introduction to SGD
  • SGD-112 - SGD Design
  • SGD-114 - 3D Modeling
  • SGD-212 - SGD Design II
  • SGD-289 - SGD Project
  • SGD-113 - SGD Programming
  • SGD-161 - SGD Animation
  • SGD-125 - SGD Artificial Intelligence
  • SGD-164 - SGD Audio/Video
  • ENG-111 - Expository Writing
  • MAT-140 - Survey of Mathematics
  • CIS-110 - Introduction to Computers
  • CIS-115 - Intro to Programming & Logic
  • SGD-213 - SGD Programming II
  • SGD-214 - SGD 3D Modeling II
  • SGD-285 - SGD Software Engineering
  • DFT-151 - CAD I
  • ACA-111 - College Student Success
  • MAT-070 - Introductory Algebra
Activities & Societies: The Simulation and Game Design Club, Sigma Alpha Pi (National Society of Leadership and Success)
Diploma
Mount Pleasant High School
2005 - 2009
Activities & Societies: AFJROTC (2nd Lieutenant), National Technical Honors Society, Theatre Club

Awards

Tuskegee Airman Award
MPHS-AFJROTC
2009

This award is presented annually to two cadets. Cadets may be first-year, second-year, or third-year cadets (in a 3- or 4-year program) and must meet the following criteria:

  • Attain a grade of “B” or better in their AS class.
  • Be in good academic standing.
  • Actively participate in cadet corps activities.
  • Participate in at least 50% of all unit service programs.

Organizations

National Society of Leadership and Success Sigma Alpha Pi
Starting in 2012
International Game Developers Association IGDA
Starting in 2014

Languages

English

Native

Spanish

Elementary (reading)

Japanese

Elementary (reading)

Interests

References