Profile

Passionate and driven 4th year student studying Games Design and Production at Abertay University.

3rd year university project, Sisyphus, received excellent reviews on PC Gamer and Alpha Beta Gamer. Multiple award nominations for games with experience in teams of 2 to 7 people. A creative and hardworking practitioner ready to learn in a professional environment.

Interests

Recording music using multiple instruments including trumpet, guitar, vocals, and piano.    Game jams, board games, fencing and chess.





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Work Experience

Freelance Games Designer

YMCA Scotland

Oct 2020- Nov 2020

After winning a university competition I was then commissioned by the YMCA to produce the game
for their mentors to connect with young people. They connect online by creating musical constellations in the stars. I created the concept, design, art, and audio.

Front and back of house staff member

West Highland Gate Beefeater, Whitbread PLC

Aug 2016- Aug 2017

I worked in many roles during my time at the restaurant from washing dishes, making deserts, serving food, and working in the bar. I worked as part of a team to serve customers in a friendly and efficient manner and was an adaptable and polite employee.

Front of house bar staff

Dundee Central Beefeater, Whitbread PLC

Oct/2017 - Nov 2018

When I moved to Dundee the company were happy to transfer me to their nearest restaurant. Here I worked as a bar member serving customers and making drinks. I learnt how to manage a bar on my own, juggling tasks and working in the most efficient manner to ensure the best customer experience.

Education

Secondary School

Douglas Academy

2011- 2017

2016- 2017 Highers: English A, Business A, Admin A, History A, Music A, Computing B, Chemistry, C, Psychology C

University

Abertay University

2017 - 2020

Currently studying a BA (Hons) year 4 of Games Design and Production at Abertay University.

Achievements

14 Completed game jams

2017-2021

Project called: Ever wondered what the clouds were thinking?  nominated for 5 categories, winning best original audio in game jam.

2017-2020

University project caught the attention of PC Gamer and Alpha Beta Gamer, prompting journalists to write reviews and record gameplay

2020

John Byrne Award Top 10 August Shortlist for a university project called Waiting For Her

2019

Recorded, produced and released EP:BubbleWrap

2019

Recorded, produced and released album: Tub Envy

2019

Nominated for the BAFTA Young Games Designer Award

2017

Released EP CrossCurrent under the name ‘Limited Capacity’

2017

Saltire Award for 100 hours of volunteering

2016

Bronze medal for fencing representing Scotland at Sainsbury UK School Games

2016

Winner of the West of Scotland Chess Challenge Championship

2016

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award

2014

Contact Info

29/11/1998
Thomas Crowe
thomaspetercrowe@gmail.com

Skills:

Unity - Extensive use of the software over multiple projects
Unreal Engine - Good knowledge of blueprints and navigating software
C# - Have programmed multiple games in Unity using C#
Ableton - Extensive use, recording game SFX and music
Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop - Comfortable creating 2D art and UI
Maya - Understand the basics of modelling and how to use the software