Samuel Wayne Switzersam@gestaltmachines.net
- Graduated Salina High School Central May 2008
- Took tech related classes such as Media Technology and Computer Applications I & II
- Took summer 3D animation introductory course at Digipen in Redmond, Washington
Graduated Salina High School Central in May of '08. During the four years I attended a Media Technology class and produced over a dozen student films, worked with school staff to fix design and display errors with the school website, and received high marks in Computer Applications I & II. In 2008 I took a Summer 3D Animation Introductory course at Digipen in Redmond Washington, there I learned the basics of the 3ds Max 3D modeling package.
- 2006-2011 Computer Connection Inc
- 2011-Present Gestalt Machines LLC
- 2011-Present Kit Support
I was hired in 2006 at Computer Connection Inc. due to my hands-on knowledge of computers. While there I learned to build, repair, and maintain Windows based computers on both a software and hardware level. I was the lead bench repairman and handled a majority of the repairs. I left CCI to co-found Gestalt Machines LLC. There I helped create WISP service that served WiFi across the local downtown area. I designed the user interface to be as easy to use as possible and built advertisements for the system, as well as helping customers with any issues on the service. In 2011 I was also hired at Kit Support where I work as a over-the-phone technician to help customers diagnose and repair many Internet Service Provider related issues, as well as computer issues.
- 6 years experience removing viruses / repairing Windows OS
- Knowledgeable in HTML and CSS
- Experienced with The The Gnu Image Manipulation Program
- Continue to learn new subjects
I have also learned how to create and edit websites using raw code in the languages of CSS and HTML. I tend to focus on speed, web design standards, and cleanliness of the site and avoid unnecessary or bulky design elements in favor of sleek and clean ones. I have already begun to implement HTML 5 and CSS 3 into my projects.
Being a self-taught graphic designer using the image editing program The Gnu Image Manipulation Program, I have created many works, much of the which are released to the public under Creative Commons licensing. I am proficent in image touch-ups, texturizing, and 2D animated sprites. While volunteering at Community Access Television of Salina I created many computer graphics for their television programs.
I Continue to strive to learn new subjects every day. I have learned to use 3D design suites such as Blender and 3ds Max, and Vector applications such as Inkscape. I've become fairly experienced with level design in the Valve Source Engine and the id Tech 3 Engine. I have been involved with several Open Source games based around the id Tech 3 Engine. I also have some experience with 3D modeling and have created models for use in game engines and advertising. I also have begun to teach myself languages such as Python and PHP in my free time.