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. I think 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
Jul 2018 – Present (1yr+)

While taking classes at SCAD, clients are being actively gathered for website design and development work as well as graphic, motion, and interactive media designs. With varied support and services for clients around the Savannah, Georgia area, typical scope of work is well-rounded with full integration of a website including social media management, graphic and media creation, and IT-assistance.
Computer Technician and
Social Media Specialist

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

Worked doing 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
XC4V

Systems Designer, Gameplay Programmer
Oct 2019 – Nov 2019 (5wks)

SCAD Game Design project which called for completing a Game Design idea with a focus on holistic game design principles.
Project completed in a group of 4 students. Role included designing the systems and blueprint tech, such as combat, movement, character interactions/variables, enemy AI, and the base/wave defense mechanics.
Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in
Game & Interactive Media Design

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

2016 – 2020

Skills
– Organization of Time, Materials, and Tasks Powered by a Passion for Efficiency and Optimization
– Computer Troubleshooting, Servicing, Maintenance, and Repair
– 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
Substance Designer
Substance Painter
TopoGun
ZBrush
Unreal Engine 4