CV of Game Development (Color / 3 pages)
It is my sincere hope that, through the images and words I’ve deliberated on within this site, you’ll get a glimpse into my contributions to the projects that I’ve been involved in, as well as the talents of the the people that have co-conspired with me.
I’ve been doing this for a while now, long enough to see the cyclical patterns disappear and reappear, long enough to see the generational changes in my own kids, the students I teach, and the creative talent I work with. This insight and experience drives me to be a more effective manager / director / mentor of individuals; avoiding the same mistakes is just as important as breaking the rules on purpose. I love nurturing and mentoring talent of all ages; defending them against predatory practices, supporting them, to the best of my abilities, as they journey forward. This, then punctuates the sentence of my life with moments of youthful energy, creative innocence, raw talent, and even awe-inducing brilliance. And that is what gives me strength to keep going professionally, privately. What my CV won’t tell you is that I’m a strategist with empathy; an advocate of originality and quality, and a counsellor to the talented men and women that seek. This means I craft schedules that are realistic, based on actual team metrics. It means I hold my reports accountable for delivering outstanding work, their roles are based on their strengths, not their desires.
I’ve learned a lot by trusting the wrong people, and witnessing the right people do wrong things. I’ve learned even more from the rare individuals that have put their trust in me and guided me through my misinformed and arrogant moments. But, I’ve learn the most by doing, and not talking. So in the end, I do what I do, without regard for recompense, without ulterior motives, because it is who I am. Hopefully, you are the same way.
The world needs more mentors.
Yes, it’s a bit weird to have a bar graph for skills like a game character. It undeniably illustrates the fact that I’d be pretty useless for rebuilding humanity after the Apocalypse. I may take this out; but for now, it is my self-evaluation of the accumulated experience in these skills, the confidence level I have for performing them, learning new aspects of them, or teaching them.
- Art Direction / Art Management
- Creative / IP Development
- Mentorship / Training
- Lighting / Material Finish
- 3D Environments / World Building / UI
- Art Production / Outsourcing
- UNREAL ENGINE 4 (Lighting / Environment Optimization)
- UNITY 5 (Lighting / UI)
- MAYA (Poly Modeling)
- ILLUSTRATOR (UI / Diagrams / Graphic Design)
- PHOTOSHOP (UI / Graphic Design / Textures)
- JIRA + CONFLUENCE
- MS Office Suite
- CURRENTLY SELF-TEACHING (UE4 Blueprints)
- CURRENTLY SELF-TEACHING (nDO + dDO)
- CURRENTLY SELF-TEACHING (ZBrush 4R7)
The following comments are from individuals that I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with. Read them if you’d like to, for entertainment value, nothing more.
His no nonsense managing style combined with his knowledge and generosity in mentor ship towards his reports, are the types of qualities that any seasoned professional can appreciate.
Also impressive is his continued passion for personal growth, as well as the way in which he will freely encourage others to do the same.
He is a great benefit to a team, and an invaluable resource for any junior artists with the will to learn
I’d love to work with Jeal again. he was truly a great asset to the team.
Get In Touch
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Location: Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (310) 359 0760