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I love crafting compelling experiences - remarkable stories, animated characters and world-class videogames. I focus on holistic design and quality craftsmanship, strive for maximum efficiency in creative production and dedicate myself 100% to exceeding expectations in user experience. As a designer it's vital tha… Read More
I love crafting compelling experiences - remarkable stories, animated characters and world-class videogames. I focus on holistic design and quality craftsmanship, strive for maximum efficiency in creative production and dedicate myself 100% to exceeding expectations in user experience. As a designer it's vital that I maintain a broad cultural awareness and welcome constructive criticism. In starting and growing Sydney IGDA I remain actively dedicated to helping build a sustainable and thriving Aussie games industry.

I began game design and animation at age 10, painting sprites and building levels pixel-by-pixel on ye olde Commodore 64. Professionally I began as a CG Character Artist, Animator and Story Unit Artist on Warner Bros films including Max Max: Fury Road. I honed skills in high-quality rapid-iteration creative production intent on returning to my true passion - game design. I joined Halfbrick Studios as a game designer and was promoted to product manager. In 2015 I left to blaze a new path in indie games.

Along the way, in 2008 I founded IGDA Sydney. We're now nearly 3000 members & hold monthly social playtest events and BIG annual Global Game Jams. I've been fortunate to speak at Freeplay and GCAP about Story-Driven Game Design, and recently I’ve been helped plan and facilitate international game dev workshops designed to kickstart new overseas games industries at a grassroots level.

Specialist skills:
- Exceptional communication skills & a friendly easygoing manner
- Product management, SCRUM, Creative direction
- UX & UI design for games & apps
- Storycraft, dramatic writing, storyboarding & cinematography
- Ultra rapid high quality 3D game assets from concept to final animation + fx
- Community management & Events Read Less
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