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Detailed Information

The following is a breakdown of my skills, software knowledge and career background.

Most entries can be expanded for more detail or just grab my CV for a succinct breakdown.

Core Skills
  • Asset Creation
  • Layout
  • Modular Design
  • Decals
  • Vertex Painting
  • Asset Creation
  • Prefabs
  • Next Gen Asset Creation
  • Current Gen Asset Creation
  • Bug Fixing
  • Effecient & Optimal Asset Creation
  • Platform Limitations
  • High Poly
  • Low Poly
  • Hard Surface
  • Organic Surface
  • Vertex Colour
  • Effecient & Optimal Mesh Creation
  • Organic Surface
  • Hard Surface
  • Effecient & Optimal Creation
  • Maintaining Texel Density
  • UV Sets
  • Pelt Mapping
  • Light Map Creation
  • Physically Based Shading
  • Traditional Shading
  • Layering
  • Passes
  • HLSL
  • Texture Map Creation
  • Material Creation
  • Physically Based Rendering Understanding
  • 3D & 2D Painting
  • Mip Map Creation
  • Normal
  • Ambient Occlusion
  • Displacement
  • Parallax Occlusion
  • Curvature
  • Polynominal
  • Ambient Occlusion
  • Lighting
  • Sphere & Cube Reflections
  • Mesh Reduction
  • Mip Map Creation
  • Engine Implementation
  • Real-Time
  • Directional
  • Static
  • Vertex
  • UV Unwrapping & Layout for Light Mapping
Complementary Skills
  • Offline
  • Batch
  • Real-Time
  • Compositing
  • Graphic Design
  • Animation
  • Multiple Resolution Support
  • Creation
  • Sprite Authoring
  • APEX Turbulence
  • PhysX
  • Baking Simulations to Animation
  • Animation Trees
  • Rigging
  • Inverse Kinematics
  • Blend Shapes
  • Sprites
  • Stop Motion
  • Productivity
  • Tools
  • Game Flow
  • Bug Fixing
  • Photography
  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Print Making
  • Sculpting
  • Textiles
  • Compositing
  • Batch Frame Operations
  • Sprite Creation
  • Graphic Design
  • HTML5
  • XHTML
  • CSS
  • XML
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • ASP
  • Modelling
  • Rigging
Software Experience
  • Modelling
  • UV Unwrapping
  • Map Transfer & Baking
  • Scripting
  • Lighting
  • Rendering
  • Animation
  • Sculpting
  • Painting
  • Map Transfer & Baking
  • PBR Workflow
  • Painting
  • Map Transfer & Baking
  • Map Transfer & Baking
  • Retopology
  • Atlassian Confluence
  • Atlassian Jira
Engine Experience
Unreal Engine 4I'm well versed in creating assets for Unreal Engine 4 as well as other features.

  • Material Creation
  • Lighting
  • Blueprints
UnityI have a very in-depth knowledge and experience with using Unity for desktop, mobile and VR projects.

  • Shader Creation
  • Lighting
  • C# Scripting
Employment History
Freelance ArtistSelf Employed2016 - NowCurabitur suscipit lacinia dui. Quisque euismod mi vulputate, varius diam ut, molestie purus. Suspendisse potenti. Proin sollicitudin feugiat venenatis. Vivamus ullamcorper interdum augue, ac ultricies quam finibus ac. Cras dictum at felis a euismod. Pellentesque vel odio porta tortor congue auctor. Donec eget lacus turpis. Donec at risus at sapien finibus bibendum.
Senior ArtistFat Pebble2014 - 2016Curabitur suscipit lacinia dui. Quisque euismod mi vulputate, varius diam ut, molestie purus. Suspendisse potenti. Proin sollicitudin feugiat venenatis. Vivamus ullamcorper interdum augue, ac ultricies quam finibus ac. Cras dictum at felis a euismod. Pellentesque vel odio porta tortor congue auctor. Donec eget lacus turpis. Donec at risus at sapien finibus bibendum.
Freelance ArtistSelf Employed2011 - 2014Curabitur suscipit lacinia dui. Quisque euismod mi vulputate, varius diam ut, molestie purus. Suspendisse potenti. Proin sollicitudin feugiat venenatis. Vivamus ullamcorper interdum augue, ac ultricies quam finibus ac. Cras dictum at felis a euismod. Pellentesque vel odio porta tortor congue auctor. Donec eget lacus turpis. Donec at risus at sapien finibus bibendum.
Game ArtistZoë Mode2008 - 2011Curabitur suscipit lacinia dui. Quisque euismod mi vulputate, varius diam ut, molestie purus. Suspendisse potenti. Proin sollicitudin feugiat venenatis. Vivamus ullamcorper interdum augue, ac ultricies quam finibus ac. Cras dictum at felis a euismod. Pellentesque vel odio porta tortor congue auctor. Donec eget lacus turpis. Donec at risus at sapien finibus bibendum.
Freelance ArtistEscape Studios2007Curabitur suscipit lacinia dui. Quisque euismod mi vulputate, varius diam ut, molestie purus. Suspendisse potenti. Proin sollicitudin feugiat venenatis. Vivamus ullamcorper interdum augue, ac ultricies quam finibus ac. Cras dictum at felis a euismod. Pellentesque vel odio porta tortor congue auctor. Donec eget lacus turpis. Donec at risus at sapien finibus bibendum.
Web DesignerCodeweavers2006Curabitur suscipit lacinia dui. Quisque euismod mi vulputate, varius diam ut, molestie purus. Suspendisse potenti. Proin sollicitudin feugiat venenatis. Vivamus ullamcorper interdum augue, ac ultricies quam finibus ac. Cras dictum at felis a euismod. Pellentesque vel odio porta tortor congue auctor. Donec eget lacus turpis. Donec at risus at sapien finibus bibendum.
Published Titles
Risk: Urban AssaultPS4 / PS3 / Xbox One / Xbox 3602016Freelance
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2PS4 / XBox One / PC2016Freelance
Marvel: Ultimate AlliancePS4 / XBox One / PC2016Freelance
Play-Doh JamiOS / Android2015Fat Pebble
RiskPS4 / PS3 / Xbox One / Xbox 3602015Freelance
The Voice : I Want YouPS3 / Xbox 360 / Wii U2014Freelance
Jack Nano RacingiOS / Android2013Freelance
Daisy My DesigniOS / Android2013Freelance
HauntXbox 3602012Zoë Mode
Grease DancePS3 / Xbox 3602012Zoë Mode
Chime Super DeluxePS32011Zoë Mode
ChimePC2010Zoë Mode
Grease : The Official Video GameWii2010Zoë Mode
Girls Life : Sleepover PartyWii2010Zoë Mode
You're in the MoviesXbox 3602008Zoë Mode
Rock RevolutionPS3 / Xbox 360 / Wii2008Freelance
Unpublished Titles
Multiplayer VR Experience *Vive VR
Homicide DetectiveDesktop / Mobile
4 In a BlowMobile
Match 3 Game *Mobile
Rescue Is Coming *Desktop / Mobile
The Last DropDesktop / Mobile
Will To SurviveDesktop / Mobile
Face Captured Singing Game *Mobile
King KaboomMobile
Creature Box *Mobile
DJ Hero : After Party *Console
Marble Creature Game *Console
Xbox Avatar Golf Game *Console
Kinect Acting Game *Console
Camera Based Air Guitar Game *Console
* Denotes a title that was never announced
Qualifications
Maya For GamesMaya For GamesAutodesk Training CourseAutodesk TrainingEscape Studios-2007
Maya For CharactersMaya For CharactersAutodesk Training CourseAutodesk TrainingEscape Studios-2007
Maya CoreMaya CoreAutodesk Training CourseAutodesk TrainingEscape Studios-2007
IllustrationIllustrationBA Honours DegreeBA Honours DegreeUniversity of Derby2:12003 - 2006
Foundation Studies (Art And Design)Foundation ArtBTEC DiplomaBTEC DiplomaNewcastle Under Lyme CollegeMerit2002 - 2003
Art : Fine ArtArt : Fine ArtA-LevelA-LevelBlythe Bridge High School A2000 - 2002
ComputingComputingA-LevelA-LevelBlythe Bridge High School B2000 - 2002
D&T : Product DesignProduct DesignA-LevelA-LevelBlythe Bridge High School C2000 - 2002
English LiteratureEnglish LiteratureAS-LevelAS-LevelBlythe Bridge High School E2000 - 2002
Information TechnologyITKey Skills Level 3Key Skills Level 3Blythe Bridge High School -2000 - 2002
Application Of NumberNumeracyKey Skills Level 2Key Skills Level 2Blythe Bridge High School -2000 - 2002
Art : Drawing And PaintingArtGCSEGCSEBlythe Bridge High School A*1995 - 2000
D&T : Graphic ProductsGraphic ProductsGCSEGCSEBlythe Bridge High School A1995 - 2000
EnglishEnglishGCSEGCSEBlythe Bridge High School B1995 - 2000
Science : Double AwardScience : DoubleGCSEGCSEBlythe Bridge High School B1995 - 2000
Science : Double AwardScience : DoubleGCSEGCSEBlythe Bridge High School B1995 - 2000
GeographyGeographyGCSEGCSEBlythe Bridge High School B1995 - 2000
MathematicsMathematicsGCSEGCSEBlythe Bridge High School C1995 - 2000
English LiteratureEnglish LiteratureGCSEGCSEBlythe Bridge High School C1995 - 2000
SpanishSpanishGCSEGCSEBlythe Bridge High School C1995 - 2000
Computer Literacy & ITITRSA Stage IRSA Stage IBlythe Bridge High School -1995 - 2000

Other Information

Firing Pin Games
I'm so passionate about making games that I have my own indie outfit where I am the sole developer of various titles... more information to follow.
Games I've Helped Kickstart
I'm also a pretty generous gamer so naturally love helping out other developers with fresh and interesting new ideas when I can.
I've helped fund these games on Kickstarter, you should definitely check them out.
Thimbleweed Park
Rogue Stormers
Legend Of Iya
Satellite Reign
Massive Challice
Among The Sleep
Limit Theory
Tiny Barbarian DX
Broken Age
The Beat Gremlin
I'm also pretty enthusiastic about breakbeat music and like to toy around editing and mixing now and then under my alias... The Beat Gremlin!

More info on this later.