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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
Dirk is an accomplished Web Developer with a strong background in marketing, designing and developing software and web applications. He has worked at large companies, such as Crimsonwing, Ixaris, Uniblue and Amaya iGaming and has been involved with high-end clients and products, including TomTom, Weetabix, and Entropay.
While his professional experience is web related, his true passion lies in video games. Making video games that is!
Dirk attained a BSc in Creative Computing with the specific purpose to gain skills required to work in the video gaming industry. Earlier this year he released a Mobile and Tablet game, called MooFo. His passion in video games has led to starting-up an Indie Game Development Studio, Gloom Design, to develop fun and polished games. Gloom Design has also collaborated with local game studios, Pixie Software and 5¼ Games, to create the first official Malta Video Game Studio Association.
Dirk runs a popular website, IndieMeetup.com, where he interviews game developers and runs a local monthly meetup that gathers local developers to present their games and share their experiences.

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

2013 - present

WagerLogic Amaya Gaming

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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