Curriculum Vitae - Sebastien Samson

Sebastien Samson

current location : Stockholm, Sweden (Canadian citizen, European Visa, can relocate)

email: contact@sebsamson.com

portfolio: http://sebsamson.com

linked in: ca.linkedin.com/in/sebsamson/

Professional


2017 - 2018 Senior Gamification Design Manager - LEGO

2015 - 2016 Senior F2P Designer - Playraven

- Spymaster / Mid-core Strategy - F2P Mobile (early access soft launch)

2013 - 2015 Senior Lead Game Designer - Bigpoint

- Farmerama /  Free To Play MMO (Live)

2011 - 2013 Senior Lead Game Designer - Frima Studio

- 3D MMO / 3rd Person Shooter - Web / Tablet - (Prototype Stage)

- Puzzle Game - Smartphone / Tablet - (Prototype Stage)

- Undisclosed Physics Platformer - Wii U - (Prototype Stage)

- Slot Machine Game - Smartphone / Tablet - 2012 (FPP shipped)

- Freemium CMMO - Flash Stage3D & Unity  - 2012 (Closed Beta shipped)

- Skylanders - Spyro’s Universe - Web MMO for Activision-Blizzard - 2011 (Launched)

2008 - 2011 Game Designer - Ubisoft Québec.

- Online RPG game for kids- PC – 2011 (Prototype Stage)

- Web Platform Game System Design - Web – 2010 (Pre Production Stage)

- Combat of Giants : Dinosaur Strike (Battle of Giants in the UK) - Wii – 2010 (Shipped)

- Petz FantasyTM Sunshine Magic – DS-DSi – 2010 (Shipped)

- Petz FantasyTM Moonlight Magic – DS-DSi – 2010 (Shipped)

- RTS game for kids – Nintendo DS – 2009 (Pre-Conception Stage)

- My Weight Loss Coach – Iphone – 2008 (Shipped)

- My Stop Smoking Coach With Allan Car – Iphone – 2008 (Shipped)

- Social platform System – Nintendo DS – 2008 (Prototype Stage)

- Educational Puzzle Game – Nintendo DS – 2008 (Pre-Conception Stage)

- Artificial Life Simulation – Nintendo DS – 2008 (Prototype Stage)

2002 - 2006 Web Designer
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Flash websites

2004 Volunteering
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French Teacher for street children in Peru

Studies


2008
University of Montreal (UdeM)
(D.E.S.S.) 2nd Cycle Degree in Game Design (master es. artes.)

2007
University of Quebec in Montreal (UQÀM)
Bachelor Degree in Communications with specialization in Interactive Multimedia

2002
Cégep Lévis-Lauzon

(D.E.C.) College degree in Fine Arts and New Medias

Additional Trainings and Certifications


Commonwealth Education Trust

Relevant Competencies

Languages


French : Spoken and Written - High Level (main language)

English : Spoken and Written - Good level (professional efficiency)

Spanish : Spoken and Read - Beginner

German: Spoken and Read - Beginner


Programming skills


C#, AS3, Javascript, VBA, Virtools , Visual programming and Scripting and many more

Mastered Softwares


Wikis, Word, Power Point, Excel, Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Visio, Dreamweaver, Avid, After Effect, Pro Tools, , Virtools, Unity, Cmap Tools, Confluence, JIRA, perforce.... and many more

Artistic Skills


Drawing, Photography, Video, Painting, Sculpture, Sound Mixing, Vjing, Interactive Installations

Other Experiences


Travel all over the world

Live Action Role-Playing Games (LARP) organization for 100+ players for more than 7 years.

Designing and building Artistic Interactive Installations

Academic Researches & Essays on Player Experience and Psychology.

Interests and Hobbies


Video Games : Serious Games, RPG, FPS, Adventure/Action, Simulations, Open worlds,Puzzle, Strategy,  Platformers, Indie games.

Swing & Blues dancing, Martial Arts, Japanese animation (manga), Technological Arts.

Systemic Studies and Second Order Cybernetics.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS


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