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RESUME

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Nationality

South African

Date of Birth

8 March 1999

EDUCATION

2022

Susan O'Connor's Game-Writing Masterclass

The Narrative Department

2021 - 2022

MA Digital Arts (Game Design) Graduated with Distinction.

University of the Witwatersrand (WITS).

2017 - 2020

BA Digital Arts 
(Interactive Writing, Game Design, Animation) 
Graduated with Distinction.

University of the Witwatersrand (WITS)

2011 - 2016

High School

St Teresa's High School

WORK EXPERIENCE

2021

Teaching Assistant (Writing and Interactivity, Game Design/Unity C#, Digital Arts Practice)

University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) - Department of Digital Arts

2022

Illustrator and Narrator for Children’s Book (Crest’s Little Voice)

PORTFOLIO

Interactive Writing (Twine, Unity, Ren'py)

Game Design

Unity and Photon-PUN

Programming (C#, Java)

Digital Art, Illustration and Animation (Adobe Photoshop)

Video Editing (Adobe After Effects/Sony Vegas)

Comics/Motion Comics

Teaching and Tutoring

Audiobook Narrator

SKILLS

CERTIFICATES AND AWARDS

UNIVERSITY AWARDS (WITS)

Ruksana Osman Family Award for the Top Graduating Student in Digital Arts (University of the Witwatersrand, 2021)

WITS Digital Arts Internal Full Tutoring Bursary (2021)

University Council Merit Scholarship (2020)

University Council Merit Scholarship (2019)

University Council Merit Scholarship (2018)

University Entrance Scholarship (2017)

SCHOOL AWARDS (ST TERESA’S)

Represented South Africa at Taiwan International Science Fair (2015)

Monhe Trophy for Best Individual Speaker (2015)

Star awards: Winner of the best instrumental performance (2015)

Certificate for Master of Ceremonies Finals Night High school public speaking festival (2015)

Eskom Expo for Young Scientists: Hendrik van der Bijl Award. Awarded to the project ‘Gaming for Social Change: Let’s Read!’ (2015)

Eskom Expo for Young Scientists: Overall winner in the category for computer science and applications (2014)

Eskom Expo for Young Scientists: The Eon Premium Prize. Awarded to the project 'Awake! Gaming for Social Change' (2014)

Plantium Award: Public Speaking and Best Senior Speaker. (2012-2016)

A+ High School Public Speaking Festival (2016)

Gold Certificate for Service on the well-being Committee (2016)

Salmon Trophy for the Best Written English (2016)

Dramatic Arts Trophy for the top learner in Dramatic Arts (2016)

Certificate for outstanding work in history (2016)

Bower trophy awarded to a pupil who obtained a first pass class throughout high school (2016)

Gold certificate awarded for excellence in any role, festival of excellence in dramatic arts (FEDA) (2016)

McAuley Trophy awarded to the best life science student (2016)

Mashigo trophy awarded to the best life orientation student (2016)

Afrikaans trophy awarded to the pupil with the highest mark in Afrikaans (2016)

Lolahn Trophy: Outstanding Achievement in National Eskom Expo for Young Scientists (2014, 2015)

Certificate for the learner with the highest promotion average in Grade 11 (2015)

REFERENCES

Kieran Reid, Head of Department: WITS Digital Arts (kieran.reid@wits.ac.za)

Stephen Cloete (See Below)

Lize Els, Matric Class Teacher (See Below)

Orange Farm Human Rights Advice Centre (See Below)

Itsoseng Preschool (See Below)

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