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QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree of Game Development,
    SAE Institute - Completed in 2017

  • Bachelor’s Degree of Applied Psychology,
    RMIT University - Completed in 2013

SPEAKING

2019

2018

  • Networking & Conferences: A Survival Guide

VOLUNTEER

2019

  • Freeplay, Independent Games Festival

2018

  • GCAP Student Showcase Coordinator

  • PAX NEXT Exhibit

2017

  • GCAP Volunteer

  • PAX — Checkpoint.org booth

  • Oz Comic Con — SAE booth

AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS

2018

2017

  • Dean’s Merit List - awarded to the top percentage of students for academic achievement at SAE Institute

About

I’m an experienced producer and game designer from Melbourne, Australia, having worked on 9 shipped titles as of May 2019. One of my life goals is to create a game that leaves a long-lasting impression on a large audience - something that a person will think about long after they've finished playing it, and something that the world will remember. Another goal is to create something that helps someone, just like games have helped me. It might be ambitious, but I want to change the world, and do so through ethical game development practices. My educational foundations lie both within game development and applied psychology, and this combination provides a unique perspective when designing games. This - accompanied with a fiery passion for hard work and organisation, and a love for people and spreadsheets - allows for the creation of incredible things!

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WORK

2019

Under the flag of Tin Man Games, I currently work on Warhammer Underworlds: Online.

  • Diversity Consultant, High Score, August 2019 - October 2019

  • Producer, SMG Studio, January 2019 - August 2019 (Part-time Contractor)

SMG Studio is a development studio and publisher with three studios — Melbourne, Sydney, and Los Angeles. SMG are dedicated to producing games for all possible platforms. During my time here I was working on Moving Out, a wacky couch co-op game about moving furniture!

Lumi Interactive are a team of wholesome individuals, who have come together to both develop and publish cute, funny, and community-based games. While at Lumi, I got first-hand experience on a live service game, including exposure to analytics, data analysis and data-informed decision-making, monetisation, and live localisation. My time at Lumi also saw me as a producer for a remote, international team based out of China, which tested and ultimately strengthened my ability to communicate. I helped bring Lumi Interactive’s debut title to life, and we shipped Critter Clash in late March.

  • Diversity Consultant, Working Lunch, January 2019

2018

  • Producer, TKM9 and Play9, July 2018 - January 2019

  • Junior Game Developer, TKM9 and Play9, March 2018 - July 2018

TKM9 and Play9 are subsidiary companies of the TKM9 Group. They create bespoke software and hardware installations, including but not limited to games, experiential marketing and brand activations. I worked with the likes of Amazon, Telstra, Westfield, and many more, and I have content in some of the world’s largest shopping centres, airports and hospitals. I shipped 2 titles as a producer, where I lead the project and team. I am responsible for the project planning, resource management, and budgeting for the content team. I shipped six titles as a developer/designer using Unity. My responsibilities included game design, asset implementation, programming in C#. and QA testing.

The Game Developers of Australia (GDAU) is a Discord-based community- a casual online platform for game developers to talk, play games, and make friends. We host a variety of events each month, including an in-person tabletop game meet-up, a book club for games, and a number of online D&D sessions. We also run skill-share sessions with experienced developers. As of April 2019 the community has over 800 members! I founded this community, and run it on a day-to-day basis with a small team of moderators.

2017

Game CREDITS

2020

  • Warhammer Underworlds: Online (Yet to be released)

  • Moving Out (Yet to be released)

2019

  • Critter Clash

2018

  • Coral Cove

  • Roly & The Leafy Lair

  • Tumble Leaf

  • AFL Kickoff

  • Laser Invaders / Neon Invaders

  • Tiny Town

  • Wild Waterhole

  • DJ Defenders

  • Adventure Steve