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Schembri Dirk

Dirk Schembri

Gloom Design Director

Name:Schembri Dirk
Date of birth:March
Address:Malta
Phone:+356 79250521
Email:info[AT]dirkschembri[DOT]com
My name is Dirk Schembri. I have several years experience in web and game development where I have worked for large businesses including the iGaming industry. My expertise lies in Responsive Design using such frameworks as Twitter Bootstrap and Zurb Foundation, experiences in HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript technologies like AngularJS. On the Game Development side I have vast experience with Unity Engine using C#.

I hold a BSc in Creative Computing and have been creating games as a personal hobby and through numerous game jams, including Global Game Jam, Asylum Jam and Train Jam. In late 2014 I was awarded funding from the Malta Digital Games Funds under the studio Gloom Design to work on a 2D platform adventure game based in Malta and inspired by true Maltese historical events.
Being I enthusiast in meeting and collaborating with other game developers I take personal incentive to visit multiple conferences and events around the world, including GDC, GDC Europe and Gamescom. I also enjoy talking to other indie game developer on IndieMeetup Podcast.

For updated on the game and other project I’m working on follow me at @dirkmalta.

Education

2008 - 2012

BSc (Hons) in Creative Computing

University of London International Program with St Martin’s Institute of Technology

Pursuing a career in the computing, video games, arts and design industry using modern computing tools to learn how to use and design software applications, using media frameworks. The degree allows the ability to become a technically competent creative artist, able to use technical tools to creatively produce art, sound & image work. With this degree I am able to use computing creatively in the various areas of art and design, especially in developing video games.

2006 - 2008

Diploma in Creative Computing

University of London International Program with St Martin’s Institute of Technology

Focuses on computer programming, based on a strong technical competence in the creative arts. Allows venturing into the exciting new industry of creative computing in movies, commercials, igaming, leading edge web sites and e-learning by merging the computer science logic and quantitative thinking of the arts.

2002 - 2004

International Diploma in Computer Studies (IDCS)

Middlesex University in London with Swatar Training Centre

The IDCS programme exposes topics related to computing fundamentals that include mathematical concepts and techniques, web design, programming, hardware and networking.

Professional Experience

2015 - present

Exient

Game Designer

My duties and responsibilities at Exient are to plan, design, and update features for the hit game Angry Birds Go! I work close with the other team member together with other personnel from other departments. Being a Free to Play game, there is major focus in User Experience and making sure we have good retention practices through the flow experience for the player.

2013 - 2014

WagerLogic Amaya Gaming

Senior FrontEnd Developer (Web Master)

As a web master I am responsible for managing a number of web properties to assist the marketing team with implementing campaigns and websites. With huge emphasis on QA testing and front end development, my role requires development of a high standard across multiple browsers.

2013 - 2013

Uniblue

Senior Web Developer

As a Senior Web Developer I was responsible for developing and maintaining Uniblue websites. This involves being in constant communication with marketing managers. My specialization focused around Front-End Development and SEO implementations.

2011 - 2013

Uniblue

Web Master/Web Designer

As a web master/web designer I am in constant communication with multiple teams in the Marketing & Acquisition department to create, update and maintain Uniblue websites. Uniblue demands a high standard in code efficiency that is rigorously tested. This involves designing and developing responsive websites with emphases on SEO disciplines.

2010 - 2010

Ixaris

Java Developer

As a Java Programmer my work consisted of developing the EntroPay system, a virtual Visa card used for online purchase using Java Eclipse, Spring, MySQL, HTML, and JavaScript. My tasks involved migrating builds for Apache Maven 1 & 2 as a Software Project Management and Comprehension tool. My position involved designing and implementing test cases related to Business Accounts, together with analyzing and compiling Amazon Flexible Payment Services.

2007 - 2009

Crimsonwing

Web Developer

As a Programmer with an international IT solutions provider, the goal was to use Enfinity Suite 6 business logic to develop and implement leading-edge technology to give clients a competitive advantage. Clients I was involved with include TomTom, Weetabix and Morrisons. My work included Enterprise Resource Planning systems, eCommerce solutions, database managements, Customer Relationship Management implementations and bespoke development.

2006 - 2007

ESIMalta

Project Assistant

Assisting Engineers and Designers in the building of the Mater Dei Hospital management systems.

2003 - 2005

Waldonet

IT Technician

Building and repairing IT infrastructures from single PCs to small/medium size networks.

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