PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE

To develop intelligent, aesthetically rich, and emotionally engaging multimedia experiences for a broad, enthusiastic audience.


EDUCATION

Master of Arts, Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama
National University of Ireland, Dublin (University College Dublin), Sept. 2003.
Dublin, Ireland.

Bachelor of Arts, English, Magna Cum Laude
Western Washington University, June 1998.
Bellingham, Washington.


SUMMARY
  • Shipped over 18 video game titles in eight years as a writer, designer and/or producer on numerous platforms for clients such as Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Warner Brothers, Disney and The Learning Company.
  • Director, editor and producer of short films, music videos, and commercial promotional material, most notably a documentary featurette for acclaimed Canadian filmmaker, Guy Maddin—released through Zeitgeist Films.
  • Author and co-editor of two works of prose fiction—Volume Void and The Distillery—and various pieces of short fiction published in national literary journals and anthologies.
  • Active musician in a signed band, Sneaky Thieves. First album, Accident(s), released nationwide in October, 2006, through Other Electricites, Portland, OR. Second album, Brotherly, coming soon. Solo project The Attic in limited release, 2009.
  • Accomplished sound designer for numerous festival-circuit short films and professional theatrical productions.
  • One year of broadcast radio experience with Belfield FM, Dublin, Ireland; sound programming and on-air broadcasting.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite, Final Cut, Photoshop CS, In-Design CS, Sound Forge, Cubase, a host of audio recording software, and HTML.
  • Experienced photographer and cinematographer (film and digital).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

EXPERIENCE

2011 - Present - Lead Writer - Ubisoft Entertainment, Montreal, QC
  • Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag (Ps3, Xox 360, Ps4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC - 2013) Story and high-concept design, lead scriptwriter, history and music researcher.

  • Assassins Creed: Embers (Short film - 2011)

  • Assassins Creed: Revelations (Ps3, Xox 360, PC - 2011) Story and high-concept design, lead scriptwriter, history researcher.


2006 - 2010
- Game Designer / Writer - Foundation 9 Entertainment, Kirkland, WA
  • Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines (Sony PSP - 2009) Wrote dialogue; co-scripted cinematics.

  • Assassin's Creed 2: Discovery (Nintendo DS, iPhone - 2009) Wrote story and dialogue; contributed to design.

  • Where the Wild Things Are (Xbox 36o, PS3, Wii - 2009) Wrote story; high concept design; co-scripted cinematics.

  • Women's Murder Club: Games of Passion (Nintendo DS - 2009) Wrote interactive DSi stories; additional writing.

  • Spore Creatures (Nintendo DS - 2008) Additional writing.

  • Undisclosed Original IP (Nintendo Wii - 2007) Story concepts and level design.

  • Cranium (CANCELED - Xbox 360 - 2007) Design and content writing.

 
2005 - Present - Musician / Performer - Sneaky Thieves (Band), Seattle WA
  • Brotherly (Other Electricities - 2010) Co-wrote, performed, and produced album.

  • Accident(s) (Other Electricities - 2006) Co-wrote, performed, and produced album.


2003 - 2006 - Writer / Game Designer - Griptonite Games, Kirkland, WA
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Nintendo DS - 2006) Additional dialogue.

  • Ice Age 2 (Nintendo GBA - 2006) Wrote game dialogue.
  • The Sims 2 (Nintendo DS - 2005) Co-wrote story; wrote game dialogue; high-concept design; co-designed music mini-game.

  • The Sims 2 (Nintendo GBA - 2005) Co-wrote story; wrote game dialogue; contributed to design.

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Nintendo GBA 2005) Wrote game story and dialogue.

  • The Urbz: Sims in the City (Nintendo DS and GBA - 2004) Co-wrote story; wrote game dialogue; contributed to design.

  • Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (Nintendo GBA - 2004) Wrote game story and dialogue.

  • The Sims: Bustin' Out (NintendoS GBA - 2003) Co-wrote story; wrote game dialogue.


2001 - 2002 - Level Designer / Writer - KnowWonder, Kirkland, WA
  • Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Nintendo GBA - 2002) Script and Level Design.

  • Cubix (UNRELEASED - Nintento DS - 2002) Contributed to design.


2000 - 2001 - Producer - KnowWonder, Kirkland, WA
  • Cluefinders: The Incredible Toy Store Adventure (PC and Mac - 2001) Producer; wrote dialogue.

  • Untitled NASCAR Kids Game (CANCELED - 2001) Assistant Producer.


1999 - 2000 - Sys-Op / Writer - Humongous Entertainment, Bothell, WA
  • Backyard Baseball 2001 (PC and Mac - 2000) Wrote Online Content; Site Moderator.

  • Backyard Football (PC and Mac - 1999) Wrote Online Content; Site Moderator.



References furnished on request.