About Me

Who am I?

Once upon a time...just kidding! Well, allow me to skip the deep ontological question and break the ice by giving you the short answer, instead: you, my reader, can call me Dan.

There are mainly TWO facts I want you to know about me:

  • I am an avid gamer (and a sore loser - though, only when it comes to Rocket League...I swear!)
  • Self-proclaimed digital artist
  • Oh, almost forgot! I am also a game developer.

Résumé

Last but not least, feel free to grab a copy of my CV before scrolling further down.
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Education


Ever since I moved to Brighton in 2012, at the age of 17 and without ever having spoken English before, I have been keeping records of all the academic qualifications (however important they are) I have achieved so far. Doing so helps me push myself to the next level and keeps my motivation high. Alright, that's a half-truth...I am just a show-off, let's be honest.


Degree of Bachelor of Science
with First class Honours
in Computer Science (Games)
Sept 2016 - Sept 2020

Achievement unlocked in September 2020, at University Of Brighton, England. This is my most recent and greatest achievement yet. I am particularly proud to have completed my studies and graduated from university during the COVID world pandemic.


Modules:

First Year

  • Programming
  • Mathematics
  • Introduction to Games Development
  • Introduction to Web Development
  • Human Interaction
  • Perspective on Computing
  • Game Design Principles
  • Software Development Tooling

Second Year

  • Intelligent Systems
  • 3D graphics and animation
  • Games Development
  • Object oriented software architecture, design and implementation
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Integrated Group Project in Computing
  • Web based game development

Third Year

  • The individual project
  • Computer Graphics Algorithms
  • 3D Dynamic Modelling
  • 3D Emerging Games Technologies
  • Applied Intelligent Systems
  • Programming languages, concurrency and client server computing

In the academic year 2018-19 (in which it should have been my final year) I had to take a year off univerisity due to personal reasons.

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Computing)
Sept 2015 - July 2016

Unlocked the following achievements in July 2016 at City College Brighton and Hove, England.


Modules:

  • Algebra and Graphs
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Data Structures and File Handling
  • Extended Independent Academic Study (Computing)
  • From Bytes to Buses
  • Hardware and Software
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Networking
  • Querying and Manipulating Tables in a Database
  • Selection and Repetition
  • Setting Up and Populating a Set of Tables in a Database Application

Credits: D12 M15 P18

GCSE
Sept 2014 - June 2015
  • English - Grade B
  • Mathematics - Grade C
Minor Achievements
Feb 2013 - July 2014

Unlocked the following achievements at City College Brighton and Hove:


  • ESOL READING - LEVEL 3, July 2013
  • MATHEMATICS - LEVEL 1, February 2014
  • MATHEMATICS - LEVEL 2, May 2014
  • Functional Skills in English - Level 2, July 2014
  • BTEC Level 1 Diploma in BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (QCF), July 2014
  • BTEC Level 1 Award for IT USERS (ITQ) (QCF), July 2014
High School
Sept 2009 - Feb 2012

I attended my first 3 out of 5 years of high school at I.T.I.S Enrico Fermi High School in Frascati (RM), Italy, until I dropped out due to my family's (out of the blue) decision to move to the UK. Here I studied computer science and the fundamentals of programming. Most importantly, it was here that I developed an even stronger bond with my best friend who has had a huge impact in what would later be my decision to pursue a career in the gaming industry.

Skills

HTML5

CSS

C#

Unity

UE4

Git

GitHub

GitHub Desktop

Visual Studio

Studio Code

Blender

CLIP STUDIO PAINT

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