2019 - Now

Technical Director

Method Studios

Working at Method Studios Melbourne we create visual effects for movies. During my work I enhance pipeline workflows, create tools for artists and research in new technologies.

Unreal Engine is part of the resarch for using it in Visual Effects.

Design
  • Maya
  • Houdini
Coding
  • Unreal Engine 4
  • Unity 3D
  • C++
  • Python
Tools
  • JIRA
  • Git

2016 - 2019

Lead Realtime Technical Artist

Mackevision

A startup in a company - raising a new department to create interactive real-time configurators for automtive clients at Mackevision in Stuttgart, Germany.

Using real-time engines we created unique experiences and selling applications for our clients which can experience their cars before-buy in Virtual Reality (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, HoloLens).

Always using cutting-edge technologies to provide our clients the newest ways to sell their products in all ranges from mobile to higher grade workstations for almost pre-rendered graphics quality.

My last year of Mackevision was at a research based department where we worked on Bitcoin topics, Unity and Google Maps for car crash analysis and Houdini 3d procedural city generations.

Design
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • 3ds Max
  • zBrush
  • Houdini
Coding
  • Unreal Engine 4
  • Unity 3D
  • C++
  • HTML5
Tools
  • Perforce
  • JIRA
  • Git

2016

Modelling / Sculpting

Made Apps

End of 2015, I've been working at Made Apps for 4 months working with the Unreal Engine 4, modeling high and low poly meshes in Maya for perfect "no-hard-egdes" baked in-game models and creating base textures using Substance Painter.

Design
  • Maya
  • Substance Painter
  • Sculptris
  • Unreal Engine
Coding
  • MEL scripting
Tools
  • Subversion

2013 - 2016

CTO / Technical Artist / Startup

Grandé Games

Started as a two-man start-up, we developed the camera-based and gesture-controlled game Commander Cherry’s Puzzled Journey for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Kinect.

My part was the development using C# in Unity3D, C++ for native extensions, creating camera algorithms for the base silhouette extraction on PS4.

Also, I did the complete design for the game using standard tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere and After Effects, as well as modelling in Blender using skeletal meshes and animations in Unity3D. Shader programming was done in Unity ShaderLab using Unity’s CG language to create deformations and effects in-game.

Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Blender
  • Unity
Coding
  • Unity for Xbox One
  • Unity for PlayStation 4
  • Unity HLSL (ShaderLab)
  • Phyre Engine
  • XNA graphics framework
Tools
  • Git

2012 - 2016

Software Developer

redhotmagma

Working with Actionscript 3 and Adobe Flash Builder I worked in a small team to create a personalized SAP similar software near to the customer’s needs.

After one year of work I began the startup company and worked at Redhotmagma on a 3 day per week freelance basis to cover living costs.

Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Maya
Coding
  • Flex
  • Flash
Tools
  • Git
  • JIRA

2011

Interactive Developer

zeros+ones

After half a year stay in Australia, gaining a lot of English speaking skills, I worked at zeros+ones for one year and learned new technologies like HTML5, JavaScript, Flash, Unity3D as well as Objective-C for developing mobile apps for the iPhone and iPad.

During studies I did my internship (3rd semester) of my study course OnlineMedia at the zeros+ones internet agency. I autodidactically learned Flash, Actionscript and worked with flash 3d-engines in a professional team.

Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
Coding
  • Unity
  • Flash
  • HTML5
  • Objective C
  • PHP
Tools
  • Subversion

2009

Bachelor of Science

University Furtwangen

I studied "Online Media" at the University Furtwangen, Germany, focussed on graphics-design, Java programming, web-design, marketing, movie conception and realization and project management.

During my studies, I held two semester lectures (summarized 1 year) to other students to teach basics of flash development and animations.

Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Flash
Coding
  • C++
  • Flex
  • Flash
  • Java
Tools
  • Subversion

2005

Finished A-Level

Finished my general A level degree in a technical focused secondary school.