Hi, my name is Daniel Hellweg and I recently finished my graduate studies in New Media Design at the College of Graphic Design and Fine Arts - Freiburg, Germany. I am focusing on 3D visualization and concept development and am currently available for freelance work, so feel free to contact me.
Established, managed and gave tuition lessons at the game design branch of Hochschule für Kunst, Design und Populäre Musik, Freiburg, Germany.
Created 3D visualization of the 1920s entrance hall of City Freiburg's Theatre. Reconstructed the model from three old photographs and simple floor plan.
Developed and produced the event-trailer for the 'Kunstrasen' championship of international design schools. Planned shots, edited video, helped organize the event.
Planned and implemented a video channel featuring game reviews of design aspects and aesthetics. Planned concept, edited episodes, wrote reviews and composed the outro-music.
Weekly displayed and analyzed current media developments, short films, games and other interactive media. Researching material, attending art exhibitions, writing reviews. Became a part of the GameLab Freiburg later on.
Developing 2D and 3D concept graphics for a game design project for a computer science class of the University of Freiburg. Planned and directed concept for introduction sequence.
Studied emotional perception of abstract facial visualizations. Created graphics, coordinated research, analyzed results.
Since 2011: Creating 3D concepts for internal project plans, designing presentations and managing web content. Currently working on freelance basis.
April-August 2012: Worked on "Urban Legend": Concept planning, 3D asset modeling + texturing, testing.
April-August 2012: Worked on "Bientôt l'été": 3D asset modeling + texturing, testing, German translation.
Since November 2011: Weekly hosting a 'New Media Discussion Forum' presenting games, short films and design at the Freiburg College of Graphic Design and Fine Arts. Creating presentations and writing reviews.
April-August 2011: Weekly taught a three hour class for 3D basics and animation with Cinema 4D at the Freiburg College of Graphic Design and Fine Arts.
2007-2008: Participated in several research projects focusing on cognitive processing.
April-May 2005: Internship - recording, sound editing, cutting, administrative tasks.
2009-2013: Freiburg College of Graphic Design and Fine Arts, Screen & Web Design. Graduated in March 2013
2008-2009: Studied Philosophy & Psychology
2007-2008: Studied Neuro- & Media Psychology
2006-2007: Group manager in an institute for mentally handicapped people. Ahlen, Germany.
1997-2006: German Abitur (Beckum, Germany)
. Organizing / planning
. 3D concept development
. Creative problem solving
. All Adobe Software
. Cinema 4D . Unity 3D . ZBrush . 3dsmax
. Cubase . Propellerhead Reason
. HTML . CSS . AS3 . basic PHP
. Watching and discussing films
. Spending time outside or in cafés
. Composing music
. German - native language
. English - fluent
. Dutch - fluent