Liam D Nicoll - Computer Art Portfolio

PERSONAL PROFILE

Interested in all aspects of computing.  Mature and positive attitude.  Creative and imaginative and always in the pursuit of perfection.  Hardworking and committed to graphic design.  Confident and able to work to set parameters, with the ability to demonstrate initiative.

EDUCATION

2004 – 2008            University of Abertay Dundee                             
BA Honours - ‘Computer Arts’  - First Class

2003 – 2004            Adam Smith College, Kirkcaldy
HNC Interactive Media DesignGrade A


FURTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Completed FrameStore Special FX training
  • Received awards for excellence in Physics and Graphic Communication
  • Received a ‘gold award’ in nationally recognised Maths Challenge
  • Fife Champion in 3000m
  • School Champion in cross country
  • Numerous achievements in swimming
  • Website featured in a national magazine





liam.d.nicoll(at)hotmail.co.uk


SKILLS

Computer Literacy

  • Proficient use of IBM PC compatibles
  • Experienced with Mac
  • Vast understanding of the internet and web design

Extensive use of the following programs for over 4 years:

Graphic Software
Photoshop
Flash / Corel
MS Paint (for pixel art)
After Effects
Illustrator / Indesign

3D Modelling Software
AutoCAD
3D Studio MAX
Maya

Web Design Software / Languages
HTML
Dreamweaver
Front Page

Audio Software
Soundforge
Cubase
Reason
FL Studio

Video Software
Premier
TMPGEnc
Nero

Languages
Basic knowledge of C++
Basic knowledge of Visual Basic
Basic knowledge of Comal
Basic knowledge of Action Script

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

September 2009 – Present      Marketing internship

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Research on overseas and community development related topics
  • Drafting of reports and articles for Signpost International publications
  • Development of website
  • Event planning and organization
  • Graphic design

 

2005 – Present                   Freelance Graphic Artist

Examples of Projects Completed

  • Advertisement and branding for an organic farm
  • 3D architectural visualisation for virtual reality city
  • Company re-branding and brochure for an expanding import company
  • Branding and advertisement for a theatre group

 

June 2008 – Present           Organiser for monthly music event

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Booking venue
  • Managing money
  • Organising performers and staff
  • In charge of PR and advertisement
  • Maintenance of website

 

May 2008 – August 2008

  • Worked with a PHD student as a 3D environmental artist to visualise in virtual reality what Dundee’s future Water Front will look like on completion. Also working as a freelance graphic artist.

 

December 2006 – 2007                                                      

  • Worked in a team for a proposed game for Dare To Be Digital
  • Redesigned branding for a Chinese export company
  • Produced graphic design/artwork for a local theatre group. This involved researching the market, creating their identity, logo, letterhead, 4 page leaflet, a DVD show reel and website.

 

December 2006 – April 2007                                              

    • Worked within a small games group, producing a 2D demo game. Specific role within the group was to, research and develop an appropriate GUI, create all weapons and pick-ups, design and animate a character and to create art for the final presentation.
    • Worked on a project with another IT freelancer to create a website for a timber company.

     

All work was created by Liam D Nicoll and is
Copyrighted to Liam D Nicoll 2004-2009