Last Updated: 21st July 2009

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Personal Details:
Full Name: Theo Kai Samuel Jalil
Located in: Norwich, Norfolk, United Kindom
Nationality: British
E-mail: theojalil@googlemail.com

Education:
University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, England
Graduated June 2008
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art - First Class

Final Year Modules: Final Year Project (60 credit), Advanced Animation for Games, Effects for Games, Games Interface Design

2nd Year Modules: Environmental Modeling for Games, Animation for Games, Digital Imaging and Texturing, Drawing and Composition 2, Game Level Design

1st Year Modules: Introduction to 3D modeling for games, Drawing and Composition 1, History of Games, Professional Studies, Studio Tools
East Norfolk VI Form College, Gt Yarmouth, England
Sept 2000 - July 2002
A Level: Computing, (Grade C)
A Level: Mathematics, (Grade C)
A Level: Physics, (Grade C)
Hobart High School, Loddon, Norfolk, England
Sept 1996 - July 2000
GCSE: 9 GSCEs at grades A* to B including English (Grade A) and Maths (Grade A)

Related Experience:
August 2006 – August 2007 Joined Bizarre Creations as a Junior Artist on a 12 month Placement Scheme, working on Project Gotham Racing 4. Duties were mainly focussed around the modelling, texturing and placement of "Race furniture" - including marquees, stalls, trackside vehicles, traffic cones, starting gantries and other paraphenaelia that help turn a city into a racing circuit.
November 2005 Participated in Beta Testing Session of Driver: Parallel Lines at Reflections Interactive, Newcastle
January 2005 Participated in 2-day Beta Testing Session of Boiling Point: Road to Hell at Reflections Interactive, Newcastle
April 2004 Participated in numerous Beta Testing Sessions for Driv3r at Reflections Interactive, Newcastle

Employment History:
March 2009 – Present Cherry Lane Garden Centre, Fritton, Norfolk Sales assistant / Stock replenisher Full Time + Part Time
September 2008 – December 2008 Private Comission, Leeds, W. Yorkshire Comissioned to undertake the restoration of a classic car Full Time
June 2008 – July 2008 Browne and Sons Ltd, Loddon, Norfolk Delivery Driver / Car Valeting Full Time
August 2006 – August 2007 Bizarre Creations, Speke, Liverpool Junior Artist 12 month placement scheme, working on “Project Gotham Racing 4” Full Time
July 2005 – September 2005 Loddon Limited, Loddon, Norfolk Casual Labourer - Work as part of a team making horse enclosures. Full Time
November 2004 – July 2005 Pizza Hut Limited, Middlesbrough, Cleveland Delivery Driver Part Time
July 2004 ASAP supplies, Beccles, Suffolk Warehouse Picker / Packer Full Time
October 2001 – March 2002 Acorn Planting Products, Loddon, Norfolk Assembly line worker Part Time

Addtional Information:
Technical
  • Technical Artist capable of working with both computer-generated and traditional hand-drawn / paper-based graphical visualization techniques to professional standards and deadlines.

  • Fully Computer Literate and proficient with the following software:

    • Art and Design
      Excellent Knowledge of 3D-Studio Max 9, AutoDesk Maya 7, Adobe Photoshop CS
      - specialist skills include Modelling, Mechanical Rigging and Animation, Creation of Textures, Bump and Normal Mapping

    • Web
      HTML/XHTML, CSS, Adobe Flash CS3

    • Admin
      MS office Suite - including Microsoft Word, Excel etc.

  • have worked closely with programmers in a professional capacity and have background knowledge of the C/C++programming language.

  • Full UK Driver’s License and own transport
Personal
  • Was Short-listed in the Royal Television Society Awards (NE & Borders) in 2009 for the Student Animation Awards

  • Have created and contributed to numerous 'mods' for games including modeling vehicles for Rockstar’s Grand theft Auto 3 / Vice City and writing mission scripts for Reflections’ Driver

  • Worked with a fellow student on racing game "SAAB SIMULATOR" creating vehicle models and HUD art.

  • An avid Classic Car fan, Excellent technical knowledge of cars. Previously commisioned to restore a 1967 Wolseley 1800 and currently driving / restoring a 1984 Saab 99