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.”

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