LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/pub/ben-marriott/1a/747/124 PERSONAL PROFILE I am enthusiastic and creative individual with a BA (Hons) Degree in Computer Games Art and have aspirations of becoming a successful 3D Modeller. Through university studies, work experience and personal projects, I spend many hours creating 3D models, environments, mechanical assets and character models and through graphic design I try to design unique and interesting places, characters and objects. I also consider myself to be very proactive and enjoy working with others to develop new games and animations.
Helping and interacting with customers to assist and advise with their purchase. Organisation of stock.
2014 – 2014 TNT
Night shift operator
Responsible for maintaining all aspects of a NHS digitisation program. Receiving and processing emergency medical file requests, preparing the documents and sorting them into file types and scannable items, scanning able documents and filing non scannables to the correct area. And finally checking through each scanned file to make sure that they are readable correctly formatted and labelled.
2013 – 2014 TNT
Checking through scanned files for errors. Recording and reporting these errors using set procedures to the correct departments.
Working through medical files to make sure it can be scanned correctly. Removing certain documents to be filed in correct areas.
Presenting a weekly radio show about Games, Anime, Comics and Geek culture on
thegeekshow.co.uk, as well as creating promotional artwork and editing recording.
2011 – PresentONECon
Games Room Manager Contacting and negotiating deals with different companies to gain equipment and resources for the games room for a local Anime/games convention and the managing of a small team, setting up and running gaming systems and setting up and running tournaments.
Event Assistant This was a local, monthly gaming event in which I assisted in setting up and running gaming systems and setting up and running tournaments.
Character, Asset and Environment Artist This is a turn based strategy game about warring factions of stylized crabs in early stages of development being created by myself and a small group of gaming graduates. I am currently working on the base meshes for the default units.
Creating the weaponry and shields for the characters in a small animation project designed for Animex international festival of animation and computer games 2014
Environment Artist and General Asset This is a platform puzzle game with 3D and 2.5D elements, created for an ‘Advanced Game Development’ unit. I was in charge of creating the majority of the terrain and scenery and assets to flesh out the world. I also created a lot of other assets, like the character weaponry.
General Asset Artist This is a third person shooter game created for the ‘Journeyman Project’. As a team, we were given the theme ‘Creepy Carnival’ and were asked to create a three section level based on it. I created a number of assets to help build and flesh out the environment. The level we created was voted the best in the project.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS 2010 – 2013Teesside University BA (Hons) Degree in Computer Games Art 2:2
Studying how to create high quality 3D Models, textures and sculpts, as well as basic knowledge of Game Design and Animation
Learning basic 3D Modelling, Game Design, Photography, 3D, Flash and Stop Motion Animation
2006 – 2008 Darlington College of Technology NVQ Level 1 in Automotive Vehicle Maintenance and Repair – Pass with Credit
2006 – 2008Hummersknott School & Language College, Darlington GCSE Subjects and Grades:
Mathematics B Design Technology B
English C Science B
Media Studies D Expressive Arts D
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
I love and am passionate about the emotion, expression and fantasy that come with drawing and 3D modelling; I enjoy making videos and regularly run gaming events. Other interests include going to the cinema, reading and socialising with friends.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Licenses: Full, clean (UK) Driving Licence
References:Paul Bainbridge Rob Hoque
TNT Senior Operator Producer and chief editor of the geek show