Curriculum Vitae

CAREER OBJECTIVE

 

After graduating a Game & Level Design Bachelor degree at ISART Digital in Paris, France, I worked five years in the videogames industry, as Game / Level Designer and Unity C# Developer on mobile and PC games for Matsuko, EastWorksCyanide Studio, Playsoft and Airbus.

I have recently worked as a freelancer with remote and on-site teams on Game Design & Unity C# development, as Game Designer, Gameplay Developer and User Interface Developer. This allowed me to improve my skills, learn more each day and continue developing my own indie mobile game: Fractal Space.

 

Passionate of Game Design and Development, I have the desire to move to Canada in order to pursue my career in the videogames industry and work on new titles using both my Game Design and Development skills.

Core Skills
  • Game Design

  • Unity 3D

  • Rational Game Design

  • Strong Communication Skills

  • Fluent English + French

  • Level Design / Scripting

  • Kinematics Scripting

  • Level Building

  • Rational Level Design

  • Balancing

  • Unity C# Development

  • Prototyping

  • Gameplay Development

  • User Interface Development

  • Mobile Optimization

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Nov 2017 – Today: Game / Level Designer & Unity C# DeveloperEastWorks, Slovakia

Remote. Game / Level Design for tactical RPG on PC (NDA). UI Design. Gameplay & UI programming.

Tools: Unity 3D, C#, Visual Studio, Photoshop, Google Drive, Skype

 

June 2016 – Jan. 2018: Game / Level Designer & Unity C# DeveloperMatsuko, Slovakia

Game / Level Design / Level Building for a sci-fi open-world RPG on PC (NDA). Feature briefs and detailed features design, game loops, AI behavior. Implementation Owner: JIRA, milestones deliverables. Core Team: prototyping co-op space combat game. Gameplay & UI programming.

Tools: Confluence, JIRA, Unity 3D, C#, Photoshop, Office & Google Drive, Skype

Aug. 2014 – Today: Game Designer & Unity C# DeveloperHaze Games, London, United Kingdom

 

Game Design and Development as Freelance activity: Games and Serious Games for mobile platforms and PC. I work on my own indie games, but also with remote and on-site teams to develop both small and AAA mobile games for clients. Experience as Gameplay Developer, User Interface Developer, Game and Level Scripter.

Clients: Airbus, BeMyApp, Player2, and more (under NDA).

 

Nov. 2012 – 2014: Game / Level Designer & Unity C# DeveloperAirbus, Toulouse, France

 

Game Design, level design and development of Serious Games using C# with Unity 3D for Android and PC. Gameplay and User Interface development. Simple 3D assets modelling with Maya. Sound effects and dialog recording/editing with Adobe Audition. Strong communication with UX and Pedagogy teams during concept and testing phases.

 

Aug. 2012 – Nov. 2012: Game / Level DesignerPlaysoft, Paris, France

 

Game Design / Level Design / Test for mobile games: Oggy, Psychognomes, Stars of Gaïa. Over 1 million downloads.

 

Nov. 2010 – July 2012: Lead DesignerCyanide Studio, Paris, France

 

Level Designer & Scripter on Confrontation. Level layouts, balancing, events, kinematics, and enemy scripting with LUALead Designer on Blood Bowl: Chaos Edition and Dungeonbowl: design, balance and test of new game mechanics, races and teams. Story, background and dialog writing. Multiplayer-oriented level design. Games Workshop licence validation process handling.

EDUCATION

 

Sept. 2010 – Aug. 2013: Game & Level Design Bachelor DegreeISART Digital, Paris, France

 

Three-year Bachelor degree. With Honors. Board games and video games with Unity 3D and Adobe Flash: RomAncia, Beetlejuice, narrative GameBooks.

 

Topics: Rational Game and Level Design, Top-Down process, MDA framework, SCRUM, Unity 3D, Unreal Engine, Virtools, Construct 2, Game Maker, JavaScript, Adobe Flash, Photoshop, Maya, 3DS Max.

 

Sept. 2007 – July 2010: Scientific BaccalaureateFélix le Dantec, Lannion, France

 

Equivalent to High School Diploma. With Honors. Maths, physics, programming.

 

Languages: French: Native – English: Fluent in both speaking & writing.

PUBLICATIONS

 

2015: Learning NGUI for Unity360 PagesPackt PublishingISBN: 9781783552979

Updated Second Edition of the technical book I wrote about Unity 3D and the NGUI plugin by Tasharen Entertainment

 

Review: “Mr. Pearson has restored my faith in writers of technical books and in the product itself.

 

2014: NGUI for Unity180 PagesPackt PublishingISBN: 9781783558667

First Edition of the technical book I wrote about Unity 3D and the NGUI plugin by Tasharen Entertainment.

 

Review: "This is THE book to have if you want to discover and master NGUI."

SKILLS

 

Game Design – Highly creative and structured - I design, balance and test game systems to achieve the defined target experience. I Iterate on prototypes to ensure ideal challenge, fun and a good User eXperience while keeping in mind platform limitations and target audience requirements.

Tools: Rational Game Design, Top-Down process, MDA Framework, brainstorming, prototyping, Jesse Schell's 'The Art of Game Design', Vertical Slices testing, Trello, Microsoft Suite, Visio and Google Docs.

Level Design – I aim to design surprising levels with increasing challenges; ensure mechanics are efficiently introduced and then mastered before combining them to create variety and reward.

Tools: Rational Level Design, Illustrator, InkScape, Unity 3D prototypes, Microsoft Suite and Google Docs.

 

Unity C# Development – Development of prototypes to assess gameplay features and feel before final implementation for PC & Mobile. I use Design Patterns to ensure efficiency, clarity and code reusability. Assets integration, Gameplay/UI programming, events/kinematics/enemies scripting.

Tools: C#, Unity3D, NGUI, SmartGit, JSON, XMPP, LUA, Visual Studio, Slack.

 

Team Player – Organized, committed, hardworking, equipped with a sense of humor. I believe good team communication and exchange of ideas are keys to rich and consistent games.

 

Tools: Taiga, Slack, Trello, Google Docs, Microsoft Suite, Presentations, SmartGit, Tortoise SVN.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Indie dev: Fractal Space by Haze Games, bound to be released on PC and consoles in 2018.

Laureate of Ingrid Betancourt’s 'Fondation pour la Vocation', 2011 in Paris, Fance.

 

Global Game Jam participant. Part of the Leap Motion Developer Program.

Driving license. Climbs rocks and plays electric & acoustic guitar.

Playing: RB6:Siege, AC: Syndicate, Prey, Doom, CS:GO, Uncharted, Horizon, Watch_Dogs 2   

Games: Modern Combat, The Room, NOVA, Clash of Clans, Dungeon Hunters, MGSV, TLOU, SOMA

Movies: The Man From Earth, Primer, The Divide, The Departed, Interstellar, Gravity, Tangled

TV Shows: Battlestar Galactica, Black Mirror, Fargo, Utopia, Firefly, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Lost