ABOUT

Hi I am Aniol and this is the story behind my portfolio:

 

I have always liked creativity and problem-solving. When I was a kid, I already had a little studio in which I could create my own inventions, toys, and paintings that we would use or display around the house; I loved the fact of creating something useful out of “nothing”.

 

Later on, my interest in art and new technologies began when I had to choose a subject for my high school final project. Initially, I wanted to make a stop-motion short film, but when I discovered the world of 3D animation and started to carry out some research on what it consisted in, I was amazed and so I ended up doing a 3D animation short film.

 

At undergraduate level, my interests became more focused thanks to many collaborative projects related to interactivity and technology, but the one which helped me the most was the final grade project. A classmate and I developed a cooperative video game in which two players had to collaborate in order to overcome different obstacles and levels. While working on the project, I discovered how video games can help to improve many aspects of daily life, even the simplest ones. We made the user testing on children who were from 4 to 8 years old and who played with their teacher in a summer camp. It was awesome to see how the different kids interacted with the teacher and the video game, telling her their ideas to keep moving, helping each other, and sometimes not agreeing and having to reach agreements to keep moving.

 

When I finished my undergraduate degree, I studied the master's degree in art & creation of video games by Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, in which I acquired solid knowledge on game design and art in video games as well as in a wide range of tools. The main objective of the master was to create a commercial video game in collaboration with 6 other teammates, but without taking too much into account the purpose of the game beyond fun.

 

Right now I just graduated from a Master’s degree in Games for Learning at NYU which I studied because I wanted to learn more about the use of interactive experiences and games in our society and how can we take advantage of their benefits to support a better education and/or improve everyday life in general.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

3D modeling and animation

Great

HTML, CSS and Javascript

Great

Unity3D

Great

Web design

Good

Graphic Design

Good

Video editing

Not bad

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