Jim Niehues
Resume
Jim   Niehues
Jim Niehues
3D.Smith@Gmail.com
JimNiehues.com
(530)383-6865
Freelance Developer/Technical Artist
Skills
Languages
  • C#
  • Javascript
  • Python
  • MEL
  • Lua
  • JSON/XML/YAML
  • PHP/Html/CSS
Software
  • Unity3D
  • Visual Studio
  • Photoshop
  • Maya
  • Blender
  • Git/SVN/Hg
  • AfterEffects
Other Skills
  • Procedural Art
  • FX creation
  • Automation
  • 3D Math
  • Tools programming
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quick Learner
  • Doubles as a Sonic Screwdriver
Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts Academy of Art University 2007 - 2010
Animation & Visual Effects
Associate of Science Woodland Community College 2004 - 2007
General Education
Experience
Freelance Game Developer Self Employed 2011 - Present
-- Lead Programmer on several small projects - using Unity3d -- Development of a rhythm game in Unity3d and creation of an external level editor for it -- Numerous Game Jams -- Participated in Jams involving development on/with/using: Sifteo Cubes, Neurosky EEG headsets, Makey Makey, Intel's Perceptual Computing SDK and hardware
IT Administrator Yolo Machinery Erectors 2007 - Present
-- In charge of Acquisition/Consultation/Maintenance of both software and IT hardware -- Creation of Procedure Manual for CFO
Freelance Programmer Studio B Flat Games 2013 - 2013
-- Lead Game Mechanics Programmer -- Weapons FX -- Bugfixing -- Troubleshooting
Camp Merit Badge Instructor Boy Scouts of America 2008 - 2008
-- Merit Badge Instruction
Millwright Assistant Yolo Machinery Erectors 2004 - 2007
-- Assembly -- Painting -- Forklift operation -- Small tool repair
Shipped Titles
Bronto Blast - iTunes Appstore
Num Fingers - GameDesignLabratories.com
Poi Boy 2 - GameDesignLabratories.com
Death by Tetris - GameDesignLabratories.com
Awards
PoiBoy 2 - 1st Place, Best Game Design, Best Art Direction- Academy of Art University Spring Show 2011 - Game Design
Num Fingers - 2nd Place, Best Sound Design- Academy of Art University Spring Show 2011 - Game Design
Co-operation - Technical Excellence, Innovation- Global Game Jam 2013
5 High Usage Filters- Filter Forge
2 Featured Filters- Filter Forge
Eagle Scout- Boy Scouts of America
Vigil Honor- Order of the Arrow