About Myself

I am a Junior Programmer and Game Designer. I have worked well as a member of a small, tight-knit team as well as independently. I am driven to try new practices and systems and am always looking to further develop my skillset and personal qualities.

I am looking to

I am now looking for new roles to utilise the skills and qualities I have gained through my time at university and more recently, volunteering roles. I hope to become a member of a team working on cutting edge projects and systems.

Skills

C#

Java

       Python

C++

OOP Practices  

       HTML & CSS

Mobile Development (Android)      

Unity Engine

       Unreal 4 Engine

Blender

3D Modelling & Design

       Familiarity with MS Office

Commercial Experience

Since graduating last summer, I have built upon skills by volunteering for work whenever possible.

Pencoed Library

I took on a lot of responsibilities during my time at Pencoed Library, including helping members of the public with enquires into using a computer or any similar electronic device, such as helping set up accounts online, accessing emails, gaining familiarity using and exploring a computer; as well as assisting younger library members on a Saturday morning coding club.

Wales Interactive

I volunteered at Wales Interactive from September 2016 to December 2016, a multi awarding winning video game designer and independent publisher, as an unpaid junior programmer/ game designer in their team. While there, I worked on many titles which include the published titles, Stride Files (Available on Android) and Infinity Runner (Available on PC, PS4, Xbox One). I was responsible for many tasks, such as: Updating mobile games on Android to current operating systems, in Unity Engine and C#, I have also worked on porting a PC/Console game to Android, in Unity and C#, updated Unity Projects to new engine versions, streamlining code and memory load issues and carried out Quality Assurance Testing on upcoming titles on Xbox One, iOS and Android including ports of Knee Deep, Don’t Knock Twice & The Bunker.

Education

University: Keele University 2013-2016

Degree Gained: BSc Computer Science (Single Honours) (Degree Obtained: 2:2)

 

Project titled = “Can Implementing a Heuristic A.I. help improve player satisfaction in a co-operative based video game?”

Modules Studied Included: Computational Intelligence I & II (Grades: 1st and 2:1 respectively), Virtual Worlds (Grade Obtained: 1st), Computer Animation and Multimedia (Grade Obtained: 2:1), Programming I – Programming Fundamentals (Grade Obtained: 2:1), Programming II – Data Structures and Algorithms (Grade Obtained 2:1).

 

While at university I participated in a "Game Jam" using Unreal Engine, in a team with three classmates, the weekend fun and although our game was no "Game of the Year" we were still pleased with the results with our game, "Slug Noire".

At the end of my second year I was voted to be the Treasurer of the Keele university society of Computing & Innovation (KuCI) for my final year of studies.

Brynteg Comprehensive School, Ewenny Road, Bridgend (2006-2013).

A Levels - Electronics (A2), Mathematics (A2), Physics (A2), Geography (AS)

12 GCSE’s with A-C grades including Maths, English, Physics and Welsh.

I represented my year group as the student champion for Electronics and for Physics. I was also chosen by students and staff to represent my school as Deputy Head Boy during my final year.

Other Interests and Activities

A big love of mine has always been gaming, which I have enjoyed for as long as I can remember, with personal favourite genres being adventure, story driven games. Another great interest is the RPG genre with great characters and worlds. I also love indie games, as these often focus on story elements more, which I feel are vital to a good game. I have built two fully functioning desktop computers in my free time and am the go to person for PC help and advice for family and friends, such as designing a 3D model of a shop booth for my uncle’s company, which is now in use.

At School, I was lucky enough to go on an expedition to see the rainforests and experience local culture, lifestyle and towns of Ecuador. Having passed my driving test, I am enjoying exploring my local area in more depth.

I play a wide selection of instruments and enjoy an extensive range of music and movies from the last forty years. I have always enjoyed reading and a wide variety of books, both classic and new.

References

Allie Cingi

Head Librarian at Pencoed Library (Awen Libraries)

Email: Pencoed.library@awen-wales.com             Tel: 01656 754840

 

Richard Pring

Co-Founder & Technical Director at Wales Interactive

Email: rich@walesinteractive.com