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Maurice Johnson

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Maurice Johnson

CAREER SUMMARY:

Game Designer with over seven years’ experience in game production tools and using various computer programming languages to create virtual environments for gaming engines and image generators for entertainment, VR/AR and military simulations. I have used Agile/SCRUM methodologies for leading teams and project management.

KEY SKILLS:

Game Design –  High Concept, Progression & Balance, Prototype/Testing. Combat Systems, UI/UX Design

Production – Agile Project Management, Game Producer, Conflict Resolution, Management/Scheduling, Pipeline Management

Software Proficiency – Maya/3DS Max, UE4 Blueprints, Unity 3D, C#, Hansoft, JIRA, Perforce, P4V, Git

EDUCATION:

Master of Science in Game Design and Development – Full Sail University (2016)

Advance Achievement Award,    Produced 4 Prototypes with undergraduate teams from the Bachelor of Game Art Program,  GPA: 3.71 MS w/Honors

Bachelor of Science of Video Game Art and Design – Art Institute of California (2013)

President of the San Diego, Video Game Creators Club, Organized and outsourced student talent with independent developer, Hazardous Software resulting in the developer being able to make their deadlines for the game Achron the first meta-time strategy game and shipped nationally. Credited.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:

3D Artist, Dignitas Technologies – Orlando FL,  10/16/-03/18

Instrumental in the creation of a $35.9 M overseas project used by The United States Marine Corps and multiple airfields domestic and overseas for Lockheed Martin.

Developed 3D assets for military training resulting in USMC pilots being able to use virtual training simulations for the F-35 Project domestically and overseas. TOP-SECRET Clearance required.

Art Director, RL Hammette & Associates – Eagle Lake, FL, 11/12-09/14

Operated YAG laser and wood laser engraving machine to create custom artwork on Hammette brand cutlery and promotional products

Coordinated with major companies such as Murry Ford and Bradford/Union County High Schools in the creation of custom vector artwork for jerseys, clothing and travel bags.

3D Artist, Sony Online Entertainment – San Diego, CA 03/12-08/12

Assembled, edited and optimized high detailed 3D environments which helped the design team reach its milestone for the Electronic Entertainment Expo and the China Digital Entertainment Expo. AAA Credit

Troubleshot technical and artistic issues that contributed to Planetside 2 winning 13 awards at E3 to include Best of Show, Best MMO, Best PC Exclusive and most awards received.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Security Specialist, Security Industry Specialists-Orlando, FL    02/19-Present

Prevented felony grand theft by apprehending shoplifters saving Apple Stores over $300.00 worth of merchandise

Security Officer, Allied Security-Orlando, FL 08/18/02/19

Investigated security and safety violations in classified areas requiring a SECRET clearance providing safety for aerospace and defense systems for more than 50 countries.

As a patrol officer I responded to medical emergencies resulting in the saving of DoD Secret Cleared employees.

MILITARY EXPERIENCE:

Military Policeman, USMC- Reserve – Camp Pendleton,CA 09/09-09/12

Activated Activated in support of CY0 – Operation Enduring Freedom. Fulfilled a critical shortage in security and law enforcement personnel aboard the Marine Corps Air Station.

Formulated and implemented the development of the MCAS Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Program. I served as a Subject Matter Expert and technical advisor to all issues pertaining to AT/FP.

Administrative Clerk, USMC-Active Duty-NAS Pensacola, FL 11/00-09/04

Implemented the NEO (non-combat evacuation) exercise and tracking system. Through my direct involvement and participation the exercise was deemed a success to United States Pacific Command and United States Forces Japan.

Trained several new Marines in the Orders Section, Installation Personnel Administrative Center (IPAC) my efforts directly contributed to IPAC achieving a 96.53 command effectiveness rating during the Marine Corps Administrative Analysis Team Examination. I was awarded a Meritorious Mast from the Commanding Officer for outstanding performance.

Participated in a task-organized contingent in support of Exercise Southern Cross where I was awarded a Meritorious Unit Commendation by Pacific Command.

Skills

  • Art
  • design
  • Game Design
  • Production

Education

2015-2016

Game Design and Development at Full Sail University

MS Degree
Produced 4 prototypes with undergraduate teams from the Bachelor of Game Art program

2009-2013

Game Art and Design at Art Institute of California

President of the San Diego, Video Game Creators Club
Organized and outsourced student talent to work with an independent Game Developer resulting in the developer being able to make their deadlines for their games. Credited

Experience

10/16 -03/18

3D Artist at Dignitas Technologies

Instrumental in the creation of a $35.9 M overseas project used by The United States Marine Corps and multiple airfields domestic and overseas for Lockheed Martin.
Developed 3D assets for military training resulting in USMC pilots being able to use virtual training simulations for the F-35 Project domestically and overseas. TOP-SECRET Clearance required.

11/13-09/14

Art Director at RL Hammette & Associates

Operated YAG laser and wood laser engraving machine to create custom artwork on Hammette brand cutlery and promotional products. Coordinated with major companies such as Murry Ford and Bradford/Union County High Schools in the creation of custom vector artwork for jerseys, clothing and travel bags.

03/12-08/12

3D Artist at Sony Online Entertainment

Assembled, edited and optimized high detailed 3D environments which helped the design team reach its milestone for the Electronic Entertainment Expo and the China Digital Entertainment Expo. AAA Credit
Troubleshot technical and artistic issues that contributed to Planetside 2 winning 13 awards at E3 to include Best of Show, Best MMO, Best PC Exclusive and most awards received.

02/19 - Present

Security Specialists at Security Industry Specialists

Prevented felony grand theft by apprehending shoplifters saving Apple Stores over $300.00 worth of merchandise.
Successfully prevented a patron from escalating a physical assault to an Apple Employee by using conflict management to calm both parties down and then contacted appropriate authorities.

08/18-02/19

Security Officer at Allied Universal Security

Investigated security and safety violations in classified areas requiring a SECRET clearance providing safety for aerospace and defense systems for more than 50 countries.
As a patrol officer I responded to medical emergencies resulting in the saving of DoD Secret Cleared employees.

09//09-09/12

Military Policeman at United States Marine Corps - Reserve

Activated in support of CY0 – Operation Enduring Freedom. Fulfilled a critical shortage in security and law enforcement personnel aboard the Marine Corps Air Station.
Formulated and implemented the development of the MCAS Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Program. I served as a Subject Matter Expert and technical advisor to all issues pertaining to AT/FP.

11/00-09/04

Administrative Clerk at United States Marine Corps - Active Duty

Implemented the NEO (non-combat evacuation) exercise and tracking system. Through my direct involvement and participation the exercise was deemed a success to United States Pacific Command and United States Forces Japan
• Trained several new Marines in the Orders Section, Installation Personnel Administrative Center (IPAC) my efforts directly contributed to IPAC achieving a 96.53 command effectiveness rating during the Marine Corps Administrative Analysis Team Examination. I was awarded a Meritorious Mast from the Commanding Officer for outstanding performance.
Participated in a task-organized contingent in support of Exercise Southern Cross where I was awarded a Meritorious Unit Commendation by Pacific Command.

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