Hi i'm patty, An experienced Digital Designer living in Wellington, New Zealand. Im currently working at aurora 44 as a game designer on their first title Ashen for Xbox one and PC, I specialise in UX and Game Design across multiple platforms.
A deep passion about using games and technology in different ways to create interesting experiences beyond what is considered traditional has lead me over the last year to work on a variety of different projects – pop up installations about child safety, AR games that create virtual parks, and immersive theatre projects that uses smartphones and the city to tell deeply personal stories.
Along with freelancing, I enjoy rapidly building small game prototypes to quickly explore ideas I find interesting and could lead to fully developed titles.
Not currently available for any work but feel free to get in touch, I'm always keen to chat.
ACG YOOBEE School Of Design
Diploma of Game Art and Development (Level 7)
2014 - 2016 (Two Years)
ACG YOOBEE School Of Design
Diploma of Computer Graphic Design (Level 6)
2013 (One Year)
Software and Skills
- Game Design
- Unity 3D
- Adobe Creative Suite
- UI/UX Design
- Layout Design
- Xcode & IOS Deployment
Aurora44 - Game Designer
May 19th 2017 - Present
Game Designer working on aurora 44 first title Ashen, for Xbox and Windows pc's
Storybox - Digital Designer
August 1st 2016 - Januray 2017
Worked as a contracted designer at Wellington-based design and production company Storybox. During my time at story box I worked on a range of projects both print and digital.
Most notably I was the Designer/Asset creator for their second immersive theatre project DUALITY, a collaboration with the Shanghai International Arts Festival and STA (Shanghai Theatre Academy).
Storybox - Tech Support Intern (The Woman Who Forgot)
February - March 2016 (4 Week's)
As the tech support intern for an immersive theater production “The Woman Who Forgot”, during its opening run in the 2016 New Zealand Festival. Tasks involved using X Code and Unity3D to build the interactive application to iOS and android devices, in addition to solving Pre-Show technical issues.
Johnston Lawrence Law - Administrative Assistant
2013 - 2015
Working for the Wellington-based law firm as an administrative assistant, my job was to keep track of deeds, assist support staff and the lawyers, and cover for reception when necessary.
ACG YOOBEE School of Design - Relief Tutor
August 2016 - December 2016
The HOD of the school’s Game Art and Development Diploma asked me to be a relief tutor for this diploma after I had completed it. My general goal was to help anyone that in the areas of game design, general Unity issues and UI/UX.
Geo AR Games - Intern
April 1st - June 20th 2016
I interned for Geo AR Games doing UI design and Game Design. This work was for a series of AR apps aimed at getting kids to play outside in council parks, currently avaliable on Android and iOS devices.
Freelance Graphic Design
Current (Casual Work)
Over the last few years i have been doing casual freelance graphic design jobs, involving book covers, Personal Branding, and commissioned illustrated posters.