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--------------- // ABOUT ME // ---------------
As a graduate from The Los Angeles Film School I have earned my second degree in Game Production. I graduated from the Los Angeles Recording School, with my first degree in Recording Arts. I began to work as a QA Tester, Sound Designer, and Audio Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the Human Interfaces Department. I began to work on amazing games that were built for educational purposes. This changed the way I looked at game development and sound altogether. Building games became my top priority. After working at JPL for seven months I decided that going back to school for game design and game development would be the best for my career and I would be able to do more of what I truely love; developing games. I have now really fallen in love with Level Design as well as Game Mechanics. Now, my goal is to become a top-notch Level Designer and to show my work to all who enjoy levels and art just as much as I do.

Game design has given me new eyes. I look at games and levels with fresh ideas and clear goals versus just as a gamer who runs past amazing models and detailed textures. I take the time to understand how developers think when building and designing games. Control mapping and new game mechanics are the things I love to work on. During school projects, a team member and I developed new prototypes and ideas in Unity for Xbox controller mapping that works in GUI menus and during gameplay. I've also really found a new passion for level design. Level Design is about creating a unique and balanced play field for all. This is why I have a deep passion for it. I have played many games with unbalanced positivly reinforeced maps that can be dominated by two or more players which makes some games "un-fun". My goal is to create equally playable maps for multiple players and even intricate single player story driven maps.
  • MY FAVORITE PLATFORMS TO DESIGN IN ARE:
  • unity platform
  • UNITY
  • maya platform
  • MAYA
  • mono develop platform
  • MONO DEVELOP
  • photoshop platform
  • PHOTOSHOP
  • A FEW OF MY
    HOBBIES INCLUDE:
  • competitive gaming
  • COMPETITIVE GAMING
  • level designing
  • LEVEL DESIGNING
  • airsoft vector gun
  • AIRSOFT
  • off road sports dirtbike
  • OFF ROAD SPORTS
  • BORN AND RAISED IN:
  • born and raised in los angeles california
  • PROFICIENT WITH:
  • proficient with apple
  • proficient with windows
  • HARDWARE I USE:
  • alienware hardware
  • ALIENWARE
  • wacom cyntiq hardware
  • WACOM CINTIQ
  • ouya hardware
  • OUYA
  • associates degrees
  • ASSOCIATES DEGREES
    OF SCIENCE IN:
  • GAME DESIGN
    &
    RECORDING ARTS
  • AND SO MUCH MORE...
    SO GET TO KNOW ME!