So what is it i do?

After filling a number of job applications and having some interviews. I have realised many people writing the job descriptions for the jobs us tech types apply for, don’t quite understand what they are asking or possibly who they have been asked to recruit.

So in this post I will explain what I do and how I got there. This will hopefully give you an idea of my uses on your project or at your company.

Current job: Lead Developer Leonardo Helicopters

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I lead a small team of Developers at Leonardo Helicopters. We develop training material for pilots and ground crew. We use HTML5, Flash/Animate, 3D Studio Max, Unity and Java to develop and delivery the courses on desktop and mobile devices. We have also built a number of Virtual Reality demonstrators.

How I got to this point

I started my design career drafting in AutoCAD on a placement working for Marcos Sports Cars. I was on this placement while studying a BA in Design Technology at the University of Winchester. After finishing my degree I went on to draft for a number of engineering companies. I found my self being asked to do more and more 3D so I decided to learn 3D Studio MAX. This has allowed me to work in the E-learning and Serious Games sector.

As well as the 3D modelling and animation I am also a self taught programmer who began with HTML, Actionscript 2 and Actionscript 3, but who now programs in Java on an almost daily bases. I am currently building applications for asset tracking and database admin which we use to keep the department running relatively smoothly. So yes I can build graphical assets and code. I have also built a number of in house mobile applications in Adobe AIR. I am currently developing a number of native android applications in my spare time.

I find The ability to switch between graphic creation and programming is useful. It also gives me insight into the design process when setting a project up and budgeting.

I also have a reasonable comprehension of the English language and have written E-Learning storyboards in the past when required.

So where can I be useful?

My skill set gives me the ability to consult on and work in most areas in your production process. I am always happy to adapt and learn too. So if you think I may be a useful asset on your project or you have any feedback please feel free to contact me.