Derek Perry

Derek Perry

Interactive Design:
Game, Graphic, and Web

I have a fascination for all ideas and artifacts at the
“Intersection of Art and Technology.”

I grew up doing graphic design along with web design. My appreciation for digital design along with my love for video games developed my passion for game design. Interactive media and game design is the perfect manifestation of my interest in the “Intersection of Art and Technology.”

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  • Resume

    Experience

    Freelance Web and Graphic Designer

    Apr 2011 – Present (9yr+)

    Direct collaboration with clients to conduct market research, to design and develop website & marketing materials, to manage social media accounts, and to provide comprehensive technical/IT support.

    Computer Technician and
    Social Media Specialist

    Feb 2013 – Mar 2014 (1yr 2mos)

    Computer “A”​ Services and HostingNSB

    Technician duties included troubleshooting, servicing, repairing, and recycling of customer computers under Computer “A” Services. Simultaneously worked as a social media specialist posting, managing, and maintaining the social media accounts and website blogs of customers under HostingNSB.

    Project Experience

    Lo-fi Noire

    Jun, 2020 – Present (6mos+)

    Project Lead (Tech Lead)

    Tech Lead, Systems Designer, Gameplay Programmer

    Lo-fi Noire is a Mystery RPG Game featuring a detective’s investigation in a retro lo-fi city.”

    Lo-fi Noire is a Singleplayer, Third Person, Point-and-Click, mystery RPG adventure game on PC which takes place in a retro 80’s, lo-fi city.

    My role in development includes designing and organizing gameplay systems and blueprint tech such as detective and clue mechanics/data, character interactions/variables, and a savegame system to tie it all together.

    Education

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in
    Game & Interactive Media Design

    Sep 2016 – Aug 2020

    SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design)
    in Savannah, Georgia

    Skills

    • Organization of Time, Materials, and Tasks Powered by a Passion for Efficiency and Optimization
    • Computer Troubleshooting, Servicing, Maintenance, and Repair
    • Game Design & Development
    • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP

    Game Design Abilities

    • Gameplay Mechanics
    • UI/HUD/Menus
    • AI Logic
    • Material Effects
    • Gameplay Design
    • Tech Art
    • Code Optimization
    • Bug Fixing

    Software

    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe After Effects
    Adobe After Effects
    Autodesk Maya
    Autodesk Maya
    Maxon Cinema 4D
    Maxon Cinema 4D
    Unreal Engine 4
    Unreal Engine 4
    Substance Designer
    Substance Designer
    Substance Painter
    Substance Painter
    TopoGun
    TopoGun
    ZBrush
    ZBrush