Sunday, November 29, 2009

Résumé

Tim Miller
Writer - Designer - Artist

mountpanic@gmail.com



Experience in the Game Industry

Excell Data @ Microsoft
QA Game Tester - 2007

Titles: Too Human (2008), Viva Piñata Party Animals (2007)


  • Play-tested video game software
  • Performed directed examinations on specific areas, items, characters, modes and cinematics
  • Performed undirected examinations from a player exploration perspective
  • Recreated bug situations to isolate software problems
  • Thoroughly documented and reported bugs to programming team, with fix suggestions where applicable
  • Followed up on implementation and effectiveness of programming solutions


Loose Cannon Studios

Writer / Junior Designer - 2005-2008

Titles: (what would later be published as) Tornado Outbreak (2009), Sly Cooper: The Early Years and other development titles (unpublished)


  • Key participant in process of creating and detailing new IPs for studio start-up
  • Developed and outlined proposals for both original and licensed IPs
  • Created story content that would motivate engaging gameplay
  • Crafted shooting scripts for in-game cinematics


Vision Games

Writer / Art Director / Design Associate - 2003-2005

Titles: Xavier Fox: The Lost City (unpublished)


  • Assisted in the production and refinement of design documentation
  • Took leadership role in the visual creation of revamped and refined character and environment elements
  • Supervised 3D modellers in the development of in-game assets
  • Collaborated with design team to create integrated story, gameplay, character and environmental design
  • Created multi-path dialogue options for a dynamic interactive story experience


Suckerpunch Productions

Writer - 2001

Titles: Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus (2002), Sly 2: Band of Thieves (2004), Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves (2005)


  • Created original story and character progression for characters that would become the basis for Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus (Sony/SPP) and subsequent sequels
  • Wrote shooting scripts for early version in-game cinematics


Azeroth Inc.

Game Designer / Writer - 1992

Titles: Inspector Gadget: Mission 1 - Global Terror! (1992), Hero by Night (unpublished), Dr. Jam (1993), The Interactive Old Testament: A Family Multimedia Adventure (1992)


  • Originated story and gameplay design for licensed and original IPs
  • Created in-game puzzles and challenges
  • Produced design documentation for art and programming teams
  • Wrote multi-path dialogue trees for adventure games and plugged in to engine code
  • Contributed to 2D art and animation


Experience Outside of the Game Industry


Pacific Northwest College of Art

Instructor - 1999-2001


  • Designed and taught my own curriculum of 3 classes in the art & story of comic book creation (for ages 14 and up)
  • The Art of Comic Book Storytelling (how to express one's personal vision in the comic book medium)
  • Drawing for Comics (creating strong imagery for publication)
  • Cartoon Illustration (exploring style, abstraction, and why less is often more)


Oregon Marketplace Magazine

Assistant Editor / Writer / Graphic Designer - 1993-1994

  • Conducted interviews and wrote articles about featured area businesses
  • Designed advertising for sponsors
  • Created camera-ready page layouts
  • Managed office operations


Other Creative Clients


  • Myself - I continue to develop my own ideas for Children's Books, Comic Books and Video Games
  • Mongadillo Animation - Character Design & Flash Animation
  • The Comics Journal - Writer/Interviewer
  • Swell Comics - Contributing Writer/Artist
  • Marmalady's - Brand Name, Logo & Graphic Design, Product Concept
  • The Watertower at John's Landing - Graphic Design/Illustration
  • Harborview Hospital - Illustrated/Co-wrote "Headtrauma Man" comic book
  • Fleetfoot Messenger Service - Illustrated promotional coloring book
  • Jet City Delivery - Illustrator/Designer for brochure art
  • PSU Vanguard - Writer/Artist of political cartoons, comic strips and feature illustrations
  • Mount Panic Press - I have created and self-published 3 comic books to date.


Education


Grant High School

Portland, OR - graduated 1987
Emphasis on Theatre and Journalism

Portland State University

Portland, OR - 1987-1989 / 1993-1995
Majors: English & Art

Art Institute of Seattle

Seattle, WA - 1990-1992
Program: Visual Communication

Mount Panic College

Ongoing
As a motivated self-learner who believes in education as a lifelong process, I have granted myself an Honorary Master's Degree for my work and study in the area of visual narrative


References


Available on request


1 comment:

  1. You did a great job designing my Marmalady's logo and look.

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