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Written by Kenny Campbell   

About Me

Having just graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a 2:1 in Game Design I have launched my own game company Elusive Byte. I have published a few games in Unity and I am currently working on a First Person Survival Platformer called Hell's Hospital I have published this on the OUYA and its receiving amazing feedback as players delve into its horrific nightmare. I am currently working on expanding this title and releasing on more platforms.

Skills and Experiance

-Conceptual Design
-Design Documentation
-Level Design
-Concept Prototyping
-Collaborative Group Work
-Working to Deadlines
-Personal Time Management

Software

-Unity
-3DS Max
-Adventure Game Studio
-XNA
-Flash
-Photoshop
-Paintshop Pro
-After Effects
-MS Office
-Dreamweaver

Education

Currently Studying for a Degree in Game Design at Glasgow Caledonian University
HND Game Design - Stow Collage, Glasgow

Interests and Activities

I am a keen gamer and also Guild Leader of a 600+ raiding guild in World of Warcraft. Have a strong interest in technology and science and like to keep up to date with new technology which is being developed.

 

Previous Work History

Having graduating and pursuing my own game ideas I am back in BT working within their Complainants and Cancellations department, providing top rate customer service and facilitating customer satisfaction and being the last defence of customers to BT before they leave to join another network. This role provides great challenges but the rewards for helping customers is an amazing feeling. To achieve this it can take some serious out of the box thinking to correct issues for customers and encourage them to stay with BT.

Before deciding to go back to further education I was a BT for 6 years in several roles. My last was as a project manager specialising in co-ordinating the installation of phone, IDSN and Broadband for the Royal Bank of Scotland. This consisted of leasing with end users within the bank or call centre to provide the correct solution to their needs, time managing the deployment of BT engineers, outsourced 3rd party cabling companies and bank security. Thus ensuring the work was completed to a tight time scale and to an agreed budget.

Other roles I had within BT were in IT Support, providing in house IT support to advisor's. I was then promoted to an experimental project team as a System Analyst Specialist. In this team of 4 I was responsible for analysing in house IT faults for patterns; cost and offer solutions to rectify them across all BT call centres in Scotland and Ireland, a total of 18 sites. This team worked well but was ultimately outsourced to India once it was established.

Before working in BT I, started working at McDonalds from the age of 17 firstly as a crew member but working my way up the hierarchy firstly as a Dining Area Manager then as a Shift Manager. As a Dining Area Manager in 2000.  My duties in this role involved maintaining a cleanliness standard of ‘A’ set out by McDonald’s regulations. When I took on this role the cleanliness standard was at an ‘F’, within one month I had brought the standard up to an ‘A’. I was also responsible for the safety, training, and scheduling of my staff. This duty also included liaising with local schools and organising educational trips to the restaurant to improve local awareness of the influence a McDonalds Restaurant has in the local area.

I was then promoted to Shift Running Manager in 2001. In this role I was responsible daily running of the restaurant for the duration of my shift, ensuring a safe environment for people to work in. I was responsible for over 60 members of staff of which up to 30 could be on shift at one time. I also had to complete training programs and initiate performance improvement plans for staff whose performance was below expectations. I also had to ensure my staff was meeting the service and hygiene standards set out by McDonald’s. My other duties included cashing up all the tills on the shift and managing the safe ensuring all money was accounted for and discrepancies disciplined.

I was also able to increase sales on my shifts by up to 30% and get labour costs for my shifts down by at least 3% without my staff feeling that they were being over stretched. And waste control under 1%