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, the associated game design study program and CEO of the internal media design agency. My personal focus lies on 3D visualization and concept development. If you like to work with us or to cooperate with me for a game- or interaction design related project, feel free to contact me.


PROJECTS

MEDIA DESIGN AGENCY

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

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

COLLEGE LECTURER, GAME DESIGN

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

IMC MULTIMEDIA AG

Since 2013: Working in e-learning games production, scpecialized in ActionScript and XML programming as well designing interface and background elements. Currently working on a freelance basis as media conceptionist.

FRAUNHOFER IPM, FREIBURG

Since 2011: Creating 3D concepts for internal project plans, designing presentations and managing web content. Currently working on freelance basis as media conceptionist.

GAMECAST - "URBAN LEGEND" - INTERNSHIP

April-August 2012: Worked on "Urban Legend": Concept planning, 3D asset modeling + texturing, testing.

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

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

MEDIA SHOWCASING

2011-2014: 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.

COLLEGE LECTURER, 3D GRAPHICS

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.

RESEARCH PROJECTS, UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE

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

SOUND STUDIO BURGHARDT

April-May 2005: Internship - recording, sound editing, cutting, administrative tasks.

EDUCATION

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

UNIVERSITY OF FREIBURG

2008-2009: Studied Philosophy & Psychology

UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE - ENSCHEDE, THE NETHERLANDS

2007-2008: Studied Neuro- & Media Psychology

SOCIAL SEVICE - 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 / planning

. 3D concept development

. Creative problem solving

. Teaching

. Teamwork

TECHNICAL SKILLS

. All Adobe Software

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

. Cubase . Propellerhead Reason

. HTML . CSS . AS3 . PHP . XML

INTERESTS

. Drawing

. Watching and discussing films

. Spending time outside or in cafés

. Composing music

. Games

LANGUAGES

. German - native language

. English - fluent

. Dutch - fluent