Hi, my name is Daniel Hellweg and I am currently working at the Freiburg College of Art, Design and Popular Music, Freiburg (Germany) as head of the GameLab and CEO of the internal media design agency. Alongside my work there I am also working as a freelancer for various media design agencies. My personal focus lies on 3D visualization, virtual reality research projects and concept development. If you like to work with me/us or are looking for cooperations on a game- or interaction design related project, feel free to contact me.


PROJECTS

HAPTIC IN VIRTUAL REALITY

2015-2016: Research-oriented M.A. design project "Haptic in Virtual Reality": focused on studying how to integrate haptic stimuli into virtual 3D-worlds. Continuing research after graduation.

MEDIA DESIGN AGENCY

Since May 2013: CEO and founder of - Die Agentur - a student based design agency for multimedia projects and graphic design.

DIGITAL STAGE SETTING

Developed a digital stage setting for the musical "Game Over?" by Veronika te Reh and Wolfgang König.

GAMELAB FREIBURG

Established, managed and gave tuition lessons at the game design branch of hKDM, University of Arts and Applied Sciences, Freiburg, Germany.

CITY THEATRE FREIBURG

Created a 3D visualization of the 1920s entrance hall of City Freiburg's Theatre. Reconstructed the model from three old photographs and simple floor plan.

KUNSTRASEN 2011

Developed and produced the event-trailer for the 'Kunstrasen' championship of international design schools. Planned shots, edited video, helped organize the event.

GAME GRAPHIX

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.

RECENTLY SEEN - BLOG PROJECT

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.

CONCEPTS FOR IRAHLYR

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.

FACIAL PERCEPTION STUDIES

Studied emotional perception of abstract facial visualizations. Created graphics, coordinated research, analyzed results.

WORK EXPERIENCE

IMC MULTIMEDIA AG

Since 2013: E-learning Games with AS3, XML, Content Studio, Adobe Captivate, Storyline; programming as well interface design & QA. Currently working on a freelance basis.

FRAUNHOFER IPM, FREIBURG

Since 2011: 3D renderings and animated concept videos for internal project plans, presentation design, managing web content. Currently working on a freelance basis as media conceptionist.

COLLEGE LECTURER, GAME DESIGN

2013-2015: Co-chair of the hKDM Freiburg Game Design study program. Taught Game Analysis, Dynamic Storytelling and Game History.

GAMECAST - "URBAN LEGEND" - INTERNSHIP

April-August 2012: Worked on the game research oriented project "Urban Legend" by "GameCast TV": Concept planning, 3D asset modeling + texturing, quality assurance.

TALE OF TALES - "BIENTOT L'ETE" - INTERNSHIP

April-August 2012: Worked on the game "Bientôt l'été": 3D asset modeling + texturing, testing, German translation, quality assurance.

MEDIA SHOWCASING

2011-2014: Hosted a Weekly 'New Media Discussion Forum' discussing games, short films and design at hDKM Freiburg. Tasks: Curation, presentations, reviews, public realations.

COLLEGE LECTURER, 3D GRAPHICS

April-August 2011: Taught a three hour class for 3D basics and animation with Cinema 4D at hKDM Freiburg on a weekly basis.

RESEARCH PROJECTS, UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE

2007-2008: Participated in several research projects focusing on cognitive processing.

SOUND STUDIO BURGHARDT - INTERNSHIP

Spring 2005: Recording, sound editing, sound modulation, cutting, digital music production, administrative tasks.

EDUCATION

FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ BASEL

2014-2016: University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Masterstudio/Integrative Design. Graduated in January 2016: M.A. in Design, FHNW.

FREIE HOCHSCHULE FÜR GRAFIKDESIGN UND BILDENDE KUNST FREIBURG

2009-2013: Freiburg College of Graphic Design and Fine Arts, Screen & Web Design. Graduated in March 2013: Certified Screen & Webdesigner.

UNIVERSITY OF FREIBURG

2008-2009: Studied Philosophy & Psychology

UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE - ENSCHEDE, THE NETHERLANDS

2007-2008: Studied Neuro- & Media Psychology

SOCIAL SERVICE - FRECKENHORSTER WERKSTÄTTEN

2006-2007: Group manager in an institute for mentally handicapped people. Ahlen, Germany.

ALBERTUS MAGNUS GYMNASIUM

1997-2006: German Abitur (Beckum, Germany)




STRENGTHS

. Organizing . structuring processes

. 3D & concept development

. Creative problem solving

. Quality assurance

. Teaching

. Teamwork

TECHNICAL SKILLS

. All Adobe Software

. Cinema 4D . ZBrush . 3dsmax . Unity 3D

. Articulate Storyline . Content Studio

. Cubase . Propellerhead Reason

. HTML . CSS . AS3 . PHP . XML

INTERESTS

. Virtual Reality

. Watching and discussing films

. Spending time outside or in cafés

. Composing music

. Games

LANGUAGES

. German - native language

. English - fluent

. Dutch - fluent