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Summary of Qualifications:

  • Established track record of working on projects and delivering in a team based setting.

  • Proven ability to take projects from concept stage to project completion

  • Ability to lead and motivate others to meet deadlines and deliver great results.

  • Excellent in both verbal and written communication

Game Projects:

Wi Net Attack ; Chicago, IL Role: Game Designer/ Programmer Aug 2011

Skyhawks; Chicago, IL Role: Programmer/Designer/Environment Artist Jan 2009- Present

  • Programmed all elements of top down arcade shooter to gain Unity3D experience;

  • Wrote gameplay mechanics, designed level on paper

  • Created boss character and environment props to build level in Unity3D

  • Link to prototype: Play Demo

This End Up; Chicago, IL Role: Lead Game Designer/ Game Programmer Jan – March 2009

  • Executed physical prototypes, digital, and animatic prototypes using a variety of software

  • Led weekly team meetings and held team members personally accountable for their progress

  • Designed levels on paper and gray boxed levels in Google SketchUp

    Game play example video:


Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game art and Design June 2004 – Sep 2009

University of Illinois – Chicago Partial coursework in English Aug 2003 – Jun 2004

 Work Experience:

Wirtz Beverage Group; Chicago, IL Digital Activation Manager August 2009 – Present

  • Created online marketing strategy that implements business needs of industry leading B2B company

  • Created training module to teach social media use to sales force

  • Successfully Coordinate multiple projects, web properties and calendars

  • Lead social technology team to execute corporate online marketing goals

Express Clothing Store; Chicago ILBrand Sales Lead (Supervisor)Mar 2006 – Aug 2009

  • Consistently led and motivated associates toward daily and weekly sales goals.

  • Interacted with District, Store, and Co-Managers to discuss business, associate, and customer needs

Credit Union 1 / Bank Calumet; Chicago Hts, IL Teller Sep 2002 – Aug 2003/ Jun 2004 – Apr 2007

  • Increased customer loyalty by up selling loans, checking accounts, and other bank products

  • Used critical thinking and banking tools to determine credit worthiness of customers for loan products

Industry Involvement:

IGDA Chicago May 2011- Present

  • Currently participate in local IGDA meetings with industry peers

Bonus Round Game Jam Sep 2011

  • Organized and hosted an on site, weekend, game jam.

  • Assigned priorities, designed game mechanics, assisted in game play scripting

Alterian Social Media Conference; Chicago, IL Sep 2010

  • Learned best practices in social media outreach, engagement, and marketing

Game Developer’s Conference; San Francisco, CA Mar 2009

  • Made several networking connections and sat in on classes and workshops to increase knowledge of the industry


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