Christopher Brinkley

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Christopher Brinkley

Immersive Media Designer

Christophermbrinkley@gmail.com

Member Since 2023

Bio

Summary:

A recent graduate with a B.A. in Immersive media, focusing on Environment Design in VR/AR. I have previous experience working in environment design, game design, graphic design, photo/video editing, social media management and customer service. Multiple years experience in Unreal, Unity, Adobe Photoshop/Premiere Pro/Illustrator, Blender/Cinema 4D, Isadora and Twinmotion. My previous work spaces included those working with NASA, Chatham University, managing a print supply company’s social media and multiple customer service positions working directly with the public. First to graduate in the Immersive Media program at Chatham University and received commendation for the first NASA internship at the University.

 

Previous Work Experience:

 

XR 3D Environment and Unreal Programming Intern | Feb 2022 – Sep 2022

NASA-National Aeronautics and Space Administration | (Remote) Pittsburgh, PA

 

u Design and create 3D environments and props for upcoming VR mars training operations and metaverse working spaces

u Test current builds of mars training programs and report bugs/improvement ideas to current developers

u Update internal online encyclopedia, research VR history and keep up to date on current VR trends

u Attend and record guest speakers, take notes for transcripts and edit videos for internal newsletters

 

Immersive Media Studio Assistant | Nov 2020 – Jan 2022 | Chatham University | Pittsburgh, PA

 

u Research programs assigned by professors for internal pocket reference, including Perforce, Github, Jekyl, and Isadora

u Transcribe and edit audio interviews

u Prepare and setup student project examples for upcoming prospective student visits

u Assist immersive media students with assignments and current projects

 

IT Helpdesk Student Worker | May 2019 – Dec 2019 | Chatham University | Pittsburgh, PA

 

u Assist staff with minor computer issues, assembling computer accessories at staff offices and classrooms

u Create detailed reports of student computer/technology issues for senior tech staff

u Answer phones/emails to assist students/faculty with hardware and software issues

u Assemble and dismantle Audio/Visual setups for classrooms, business meetings and guest speakers

 

Media Specialist/Social Media Manager | June 2017 – Apr 2019

Pioneer Supply Company | Pittsburgh, PA

 

u Create advertisement banners and social media posts for upcoming item sales and overstock items

u Photograph in-stock items and use manufacture provided information for product descriptions

u Copy-write posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

u Forward customer questions on social media to appropriate departments and answer in a timely fashion

 

Education:

 

B.A. Immersive Media | Chatham University |  2019 – 2022 | VR/AR Design, Immersive design, Graphic Design, Game Design, 3D Modeling, Interior Architecture

 

A.S. Multimedia Programming, Simulation and Game Design | Community College of Allegheny County | 2017 – 2019 | Game Design, 3D Modeling, Video/Audio editing, C++/C#/Java Programming

 

Skills:

 

Environment/Level Design, Game Design, Graphic Design, 3D modeling/animation, Video/Audio editing, C++/C# Programming, Copy-write, Social Media management, Customer Service

 

Software:

 

Unreal, Unity, Adobe Photoshop/Premiere Pro/Illustrator/Substance/, Perforce, Github, Rider, Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint, Twinmotion, Blender, Cinema 4D, Isadora, Vuforia

 

Education

08/2019-08/2022
Chatham University Bachelors of Arts Immersive Media

Major in VR/AR Design, Graphic Design with Adobe Suite, 3D Modeling with Blender and Cinema4D

08/2017-05/2019
Community College of Allegheny County Associates of Science Multimedia Simulation, Programming and Game Design

Major in VR/AR Game Design, Graphic Design with Adobe Suite, 3D modeling with Blender

Work & Experience

3D Programmer and Environment Design Intern NASA
02/2022-08/2022

Internship with NASA developing and designing 3D models, environments and VR/AR Productions

Immersive Media Studio Assistant Chatham University
10/2020-01/2022

Assist Immersive Media Faculty in setting up and teardown of student projects, Create additions to internal division website and assist in other immersive media projects.

Student IT Helpdesk Chatham University
05/2019-12/2019

Assist in setting up and tearing down computer setups, Enter data in for computer specialists on client issues, solve computer issues for classrooms and faculty offices

Media Specialist Pioneer Supply Company
05/2017- 05/2019

Create social media posts for company twitter/facebook/instagram, Update website with photos and item descriptions, assist customer questions on social media.

E-Commerce Listing Agent Horizon Goodwill
09/2023-Present

Photograph and research various items for selling on e-commerce websites and online stores, engaging with customer questions and assisting other departments when needed

Professional Skills

  • 3D modeling
  • Adobe Suite
  • AR
  • Blender
  • Environment Design
  • graphic design
  • Illustrator
  • Level Design
  • Photoshop
  • Unity
  • Unreal
  • VR
  • XR

Awards

Deans List- Fall 2020
08/2020-12/2020

Recieved a grade point average above 3.5 overall and of the current semester

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