Derek Perry

Interactive Designer:
Game, Graphic, & 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.”
Experience
Freelance Web and Graphic Designer

Freelance
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

Computer “A”​ Services and HostingNSB
Feb 2013 – Mar 2014 (1yr 2mos)

Technician duties included troubleshooting, servicing, repairing, and recycling of costumer 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

Tech Lead, Systems Designer, Gameplay Programmer
Jul 2, 2020 – Present (3mos+)

Lo-fi Noire is a Mystery RPG Game featuring a detective’s investigation in a retro lo-fi city.”
Third Person, Mouse & Keyboard, PC-based, mystery game currently being developed by the 17-member studio, Retro Vibes Studio.
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 sound/music management system.
Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in
Game & Interactive Media Design

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

Sep 2016 – Aug 2020

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 and CSS
Game Design Abilities
– Gameplay Mechanics
– UI/HUD/Menus
– AI Logic
– Material Effects
– Gameplay Design
– Tech Art
– Code Optimization
– Bug Fixing
Software
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe After Effects
Autodesk Maya
Maxon Cinema 4D
Unreal Engine 4
Substance Designer
Substance Painter
TopoGun
ZBrush