20 years of experience as a creative technologist in advertising & art installations. I’ve worked across several platforms – web, mobile, OOH, ambient, live performances, social media & Chinese social media platforms. Driven by new technology, innovation, art & design, I am seeking new opportunities to push the boundaries of interaction & branded experiences through new technology. I am also an experienced University lecturer, run my own art gallery specialising in creative tech in Shanghai, and frequently run workshops. I draw and I code.
- Balanced combination of creativity, technical skills and problem solving abilities
- Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and writing skills
- Inspired by and actively engaged in emerging Art and Technology community beyond business hours
- Capable of working to tight deadlines with outstanding outcomes
- Intuitive, responsible and communicative on both a client and a colleague level
- Practicing Visual Artist
- Experienced Illustrator, Photographer/Videographer & Lecturer
- Desktop/Mobile: C#, C++, XCode/Swift/Objective-C, UE4, Unity, OpenFrameworks, Cinder, Python, Java, Processing.org
- AR/VR/CV: Vuforia, ARCore, ARKit, Augmented Reality, WebVR, Vive, Oculus Rift,
- AI: Deeplearning, machine learning, deep fake, voice recognition, neural networks
- Networked/Blockchain: DHT, Dat Project, SocketIO, UDP, TUIO, multi touch and networked platforms
- Physical Tech: Arduino, RaspberryPi, electronics and hardware integration
- Software: Adobe CC suite, Cinema4D/Blender/Maya & Unity3D/Unreal Engine
- Content: Sound designer, Video Editor, Film production assistant
- Management: Experiential and Digital production
- Art/Science: Gallery & lab space director curator and artist
Masters of Visual Arts, (Media Art), Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney College of Arts, University of Sydney, 2005
Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours Class I (Media Art), Sydney College of Arts, University of Sydney, 2003
Wieden+Kennedy, Shanghai , 2017- present
Senior Web Developer & Creative Technologist
Key Projects & Accomplishments: Creative Technologist for BMW X4 campaign page, Nike Reactland, Nike React makes the World go Round, BMW Art of Energy Campaign Page, BMW Art of Energy H5 page, Corona Longest Towel H5 game, LBJ Dribble, Nike Running, Nike Shanghai JDI & Nike Dare to Become. Pitches and briefing brainstorms and ideation for Nike Shanghai JDI, BMW.
Other task include Digital Producer, Content Producer, Sound Designer, Video Editor, AV Technician, Newsletter Editor, PR Site Manager, Developer Operations, GSuite Implementation, Tech & Innovation Library, Tech Workshop Curator, Networking and Recruitment of Digital Talent.
Imagination, Hong Kong, 2014 – 2017
Senior Creative Developer
Key Projects & Accomplishments: GE innovation centre Istanbul Turkey 2x 4K video wall with integrated Arduino networking. DMX LED light history wall. iBeacon prototyping. On-site deployment and installation. Media & content management.
Hotwheels (collaboration with Mattel & BBDO), Carlsberg, Hotel Jen, GE innovation centre Istanbul, GE innovation centre Johannesburg, GE Oil & Gas Oklahoma. Implemented internal initiatives such as the Imagination BookIt meeting room hot book Google calendar system
Aenigma, Sydney, 2010 – 2014
Creative and Technical Director
Technical direction and creative direction. Ideation, brainstorms, workshops and creative technical exercises. Prototyping, Research and Development. Creative Development
Key Projects & Accomplishments: Westpac/RAPP/DDB KnowMe Augmented Reality wall iPad app creative tech direction & creative development. Ferrari iPad EdgeBased Augmented Reality App Creative Tech Direction & Creative Development. Volkswagen car tennis activation Creative Tech Direction & Creative Development. PicLink iPhone app Technical Direction & Creative Development. Carnival Cruises/Orachard/Host interactive video website, Creative Developer. Pfizer/Orchard Art & Love A2 baby poster, Creative Developent
JWT, Sydney, March 2013 – July 2013
Creative Technology Direction
Ideation, brainstorms, workshops and creative tech exercises and workshops, R&D
Key Projects & Accomplishments: KitKat Break app creative tech direction. Smarties Sounds app creative tech direction. Kellogs Photo-booth creative tech direction. Creative tech direction on various proactive briefs including Nokia, Berocca, Zertec, HSBC, Nestle, Johnson & Johnson and more.
Imagination, Sydney, October 2012 – January 2013
GE Innovation Centre Saudi Arabia Interactive Displays, Projection and Video Wall Flash Creative Lead Creative Technologist and Creative Developer. Creative Development, RFID, video wall, projection, CPU synchronization, networking and Touch Screens.
Key Projects & Accomplishments: Bespoke GE Innovation Centre experience. Develop and Install 14 interactive experiences under pressure and on a tight deadline in Saudi Arabia. Create an innovative RFID integration and unique CPU synchronization solution. Creative technology direction for hardware and software. Creative Development. Visit Saudi Arabia and install, calibrate and amend software and hardware.
Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Sydney, 2004 – 2012
Associate Lecturer Masters of Interactive and Digital Media
Amnesia | Razorfish, Sydney, Sept 2011
TEDX Sydney Interactive Video App
Processing.org with Kinect OpenCV and ToxiLibs frameworks as a bumper trailer between speakers at TEDx Sydney.
Key Projects & Accomplishments: Bespoke creative code and hardware project. Created a unique dynamic “bumper” video screen at live
Spinifex, Sydney, Sept 2011
IBM Interactive Video Wall Flash ActionScript Developer, Touch. Action Script Development, with Robotlegs Framework implementation. Flash Frontend & Dynamic PHP/XML backend. Google Maps API integration and China Firewall negotiation. Touch screen interaction design and development requirements. Touch Screen and Kinect Hardware knowledge. 4 x 46” touch screen display array
Key Projects & Accomplishments: IBM Market Growth Touch Screen App installed in IBM Foyer, Jing Mao, China. Google maps integration & weather, stocks widget service integration. Custom CMS integration
Make Agency (M&C Saatchi), Sydney, Oct 2011
Purina, Flash ActionScript & Facebook API Developer. ActionScript development, Facebook Graph API implementation. Flash Frontend & Facebook communications with JASON and Google Analytics. Box2D Physics Engine. Additional design, video and optimization requirements
Key Projects & Accomplishments: Ruff Up You Page/Let Sandy Loose Facebook app. Facebook page integration. Technologies Used: Flash ActionScript 3, Facebook Graph API, Box2D Physics, Google Analytics
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Masters of Visual Arts, (Media Art), Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, 2005
Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours Class I (Media Art), Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, 2003
Ran the Hong Kong web developers and ThinkHK MeetUp
HSK 1 & 2
AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
On The Edge – Australia Chinese media art and cultural exchange
Heard – Experimenta Commission, Experimenta Utopia Now, Australia
2003 Scholarship Award
Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University
Master of Visual Arts Media Arts.
Sanne Drogtrop, Matt Skibiak & Chris Dobson