Rosie Henderson

Digital Artist Toronto, Canada

Recently followed my dreams and moved to Canada to further my career and skills as a digital artist and illustrator.

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As a graduate from Computer Arts at the University of Abertay Dundee, with an upper class second degree, and now with a Masters degree in Professional Practice in Computer Games Development. This course has expanded my skills and has also created the ability to work in professional situations. In the future I am keen to work within the games industry and learn as much as I can about all aspects of it, with a keen interest in children’s education through games and storytelling. I would love to see the world and am willing to travel and explore wherever this industry takes me in my life.

Specialties: UI creation and design, Graphic Design, Typography, Texture Art, UV Mapping, Photography, Photo Manipulation, Photoshop, Flash, Storytelling

Experience

Graphic Designer/2D Artist

Rosie Henderson Graphic Design

Having left my previous role I decided to work as a freelancer to further my skills in both art and business. During this period I have created a number of designs ranging from promotional images for nightclubs to wedding invitations and save the dates.

Sales and Events Manager

Laings Bar & Kitchen/Belhaven Pubs

During my time here I have arranged a number of activities from garden parties and barbeques to a bonfire night and charity events raising a large sum of money for Macmillan Cancer Support. As well as this role I also help with the day to day running of the bar as a supervisor. I have learnt a lot about the running of a big business as well as how to run a team effectively and keeping calm under pressure.

Director/2D Artist

Future Fossil Studios

A group of graduates from the University of Abertay Dundee began a small start up games company, Future Fossil Studios Ltd. The first game, which I had a hand in creating in the concept and demo stages, ‘High Steaks’ is now available on Google Play. Through this experience I have learnt not only about games development but about the business behind it, this has helped me further my skills and also allowed me to work effectively in a team and also on my own. I furthered my skills as an artist by working in a high pressure environment and to tight deadlines.

Co-op as part of Honours Project

Disney Online

At the beginning of 4th year at BA (Hons) Computer Arts I was chosen to lead a team of 3rd year students working with a brief from Disney Online to create an interactive storybook using the story from their title ‘Tangled’, on the iPad. This was a fantastic opportunity and gave me a chance to pitch to a professional, international brand. The project resulted in being selected to travel to Italy to be an Ambassador for Abertay for one week in Disney’s Milan studio.

Education

University of Abertay, Dundee

Masters in Professional Practice Games Development

Result: Pass

Develop core development skills through applied project work, supported by experienced industry practitioners. Enhance skills in interdisciplinary communication and collaboration through team work with students and practitioners from other areas of games development. Apply developing technologies and practices to your own projects, and demonstrate your work to leading industry figures. Nurture relationships with fellow developers, industry professionals and companies through your demonstrable skill in the creation of games, industrial mentorships and published research.

University of Abertay, Dundee

BA (Hons) Computer Arts

Result: Upper Second Class (2:1)

Develop artistic skills through the production of visual and audio digital media content for computer games, animation, visual effects and interactive media. Work in an interdisciplinary studio environment with industry professionals to develop a portfolio of work in preparation for a career in digital media. Study a Creative SkillSet-accredited course which is recognised as the best education and training for people who wish to pursue a career in computer game

Skills

Photoshop Illustrator Photography Graphic Design Digital Art Digital Design