Profile

Charlie Rawlinson

Graphic Artist / Games Designer

About Me

Hi, my name is Charlie Rawlinson. I am a 25 year old, UK based, graphic artist and games designer with a BSc in Computer and Video Games from the University of Salford. To date I have worked on two commercial video game projects and, during my degree, collaborated as lead artist for two indie video games.

During my degree I developed a wide range of technical skills across many of the leading game platforms and 2D/3D graphics software packages. In the final two years of university I was given the responsibility of leadership roles in various production teams which have been a vital experience in developing my interpersonal and management skills.

Since finishing university I have worked on several freelance projects ranging from web design to image restoration. I have also been working on game projects for Orbital Games since co-founding the company in 2011.

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Resume

Employment

  • Orbital Games
    2011 - Present
    Co-Director / Artist / Designer

    Since co-founding Orbital Games Limited in 2011 I have had the opportunity to work on several experimental projects, including one that was released commercially. Octopede was our first commercial project and was released via Desura (Windows PC) and Xbox Live Indie Games (Xbox 360). We are currently working on prototyping, a much more ambitious project, called Fusion Shift.

  • UCAS
    2013 - 2014 (12 months)
    Data Assistant

    At UCAS my responsibilities included database administration, data input and customer systems support for the UK's vital higher education student service.

  • LifeFit
    2014 (1 month)
    Website Designer (Freelance)

    For this project I was tasked with creating and maintaining a fitness and therapy focused website with a minimalistic style, based off a Wordpress theme.

  • Travis Heaton Books
    2012 /14
    Graphic Artist (Freelance)

    I have worked for Travis Heaton Books on two projects. The first involved the digitalisation of many old stories into e-books. The second involved the professional restoration of over 100 poorly scanned images where the originals had been lost.

  • LH Trading
    2006 - 2015
    Office / Warehouse Assistant

    During many holiday seasons I have been employed at LH Trading on a temporary basis to work in either the PR department or the warehouse. In the PR department I worked as the manager's assistant, which involved collecting statistical data for promotions, sourcing competitor's details and sorting the incoming mail. In the warehouse I have experience of picking and packing, stock checking and helping with incoming deliveries.

Education

  • Salford University
    2008 - 2011
    BSc Computer and Video Games

    Awarded: 2:1 with Honours

    During my degree I developed a wide range of technical skills across many of the leading game engines and gaming platforms while utilising 2D and 3D graphics software packages on a daily basis. In the final two years of university I was given the responsibility of leadership roles in various production teams which have been a vital experience in developing my interpersonal and management skills.

  • Bath College
    2006 - 2008
    BTEC National Diploma (E-Media)

    Awarded: Passed with Distinction (x3)

    During the first year of the ND course at City of Bath College I studied four core subjects including; Publishing, Photography, Moving Image, and E-Media. In the second year I specialised in E-Media and covered the basics of graphic design, web design and animation. At the end of the two years I received top marks across the board.

  • Beechen Cliff
    2002 - 2006
    General Certificate of Secondary Education (G.C.S.E)

    Awarded: C grade (x9)
    (Including English, Maths and Science)

    In my final two years at Beechen Cliff Secondary School I studied English Language/Literature, Mathematics, Science, Computing and Photography.



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Contact

  • Name: Charles Rawlinson (Charlie)
  • Location: Bath, United Kingdom
  • Email: email@crawlinson.com
  • Telephone: +44 7807 356 104


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