RESUME


Hershall Cook

hershallcook@gmail.com

414 721 8820     


EDUCATION

SMU Guildhall (2017-2019)

                Master’s in Interactive Technology, emphasis on Production with a minor in Level Design.

Colorado College (2012-2016)

               Bachelor of Arts: Cum Laude, English Lit. with Distinction in Creative Writing, Spanish Minor


GUILDHALL PROJECTS

 

Interstellar Racing League ~ Producer                                                      February – May 2018

•Communicated between sub-teams and lead team

•Cleared blockers to improve productivity

•Managed JIRA tasks

 

Colorless ~ Level Designer and Asst. Game Designer                              September – Nov. 2017

•Facilitated design discussions and maintained game design document

•Designed tutorial and four levels

•Resolved personnel conflicts


ADDITIONAL PROJECTS / EXPERIENCE

When Goats Join Cults ~ Producer, Writer, Designer                              November 2016 – present

•Coordinated schedules and pipelines between team members

•Ran successful Kickstarter

•Wrote and designed all content

 

Filament Games ~ Communication Assistant                                               November 2016 – Dec. 2016

•Organized and conducted email campaigns

•Supported customers with game activations

 

Flash Game Developer ~ Team Lead                                                                August 2015 – Nov. 2016

•Managed teams of 3-4 people

•Designed and programmed five games totaling more than 300,000 views

 

Game Informer Magazine ~ Editorial Intern                                              May – August 2015

•Produced daily news stories

•Pitched, researched, and edited features

•Proofread and fact-checked copy


 TECHNOLOGY

Management 

  • JIRA
  • Hansoft
  • Visio
  • Perforce

                                 

Engines

  • Unreal Engine 4
  • Unity
  • Stencyl


SKILLS

User Research

  • Usability Testing

  • Playtesting
  • Heuristic Evaluation

Agile

  • Scrum Master
  • Burndowns
  • Scheduling
  • Retrospectives