I graduated from the University of Applied Sciences Salzburg in 2012 where I studied MultiMediaTechnology with a major in Augmented Reality and Game Development. During my studies I focused more on the game development classes since games have been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. Besides general programming we were taught specialized game development skills and technologies.
I worked for Stunlock Studios in Skövde for a short time in 2011. It was amazing to be part of that lovely company and to have the opportunity to work on my favorite game at the time, Bloodline Champions.
From 2012 until 2015 I lived in London and worked for the BAFTA award winning studio Preloaded. My work included amazing digital games for clients like Disney, McDonald’s, FirstChoice and Amplify. At the end of this journey I was in the role of a Technical Lead of Unity Developers.
In Fall 2015 I joined the Red Bull Media House in Salzburg as a Creative Technologist help my colleagues to understand and utilize the latest tech trends. I also get to lead the production of digital experiences. More often than games we’re actually building VR and AR experiences in all tiers from desktop to mobile and Social AR on Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat.
Since 2016 I have the honor of being part of the FWA judging panel where I’ve got the pleasure to rate digital experiences.
When I’m not busy working, I enjoy doing all kinds of fun things to do and trips together with my family. Of course I not only develop but also play games. I always keep an eye out for games from small studios and indies with novel gameplay ideas but also enjoy some solid AAA titles!
In Salzburg I used to volunteer for the Red Cross as a medic on an emergency ambulance for several years.