ITERATION, ITERATION, ITERATION
During my studies in the School of Design at Universidad Mayor in Temuco, I trained myself on business and strategic design, but also in fundamentals of 3D modelling and animation, digital and analogue illustration and table top game design.
At the program, I had the opportunity to work with local companies and public organisations developing strategic design solutions with them. This experience allowed me to develop cross disciplinary skills, working on a team conformed by different professionals (Engineers, architects, economists, artists, etc).
Then, in 2009, for my graduation project, I designed an educational game for AMJU Centre, a therapeutic centre for students with special needs. The game consisted in a set of cards to stimulate kid’s phonological skills and language acquisition and It was co-designed with AMJU’s professionals, focused on their interaction with kids, their cultural context and the therapeutic needs of the centre.
During 2012, I started my studies in the Master in Advanced Design at Universidad Católica de Chile. In the program I learned about design thinking tools, need finding methods, business design, web design and visual information design. The program had an emphasis on project management. Through this approach I could developed my creative design skills and my knowledge about business and entrepreneurship.
Currently, I'm studying a MA in Computer Gams Art and Design at Goldsmiths College, expanding my knowledge about game design, development workflow, engines, user interfaces and technologies.
My personal interest embraces music, fantasy worlds, movies, tabletop games, aqua-scaping, trekking, biology and education.
I play role-playing games such as D&D or Vampire, for more than 15 years, investing hours of my childhood and adult spare time creating stories, worlds, characters, plots and dungeons! RPG are my most beloved hobby and most fun source of inspiration.
Music is also a very important part of my life. I'm vocalist, guitar player and song writer, having performed various genres of rock, electronic and Latin-american folk music, with my band Morris in several pubs and small rock festivals in Chile. Similarly, I'm very passionate of movies and series soundtracks, classical music and international folklore.
On the other hand, nature and marine biology have been always a passion, always reading studies related to aquatic life and aquascape. Similarly, I like trekking and exploring natural landscapes such as rain forests and mountains. Nature, is another important source of inspiration for my creative work as DM and game designer.
In terms of games I must say I'm a little old school. The following list, summarise the games I like the most. Probably, not the best games, but these are the ones that have inspired me to pursue working designing games.
BALDUR'S GATE SERIES
DUNGEON KEEPER 2
GTA 2 & V
BLACK & WHITE
SUPER MARIO SERIES (NES & SNES)
LEGEND OF ZELDA OCARINA OF TIME
SUPER MASH BROS. (N64)
WORLD OF WARCRAFT
DIVINITY ORIGINAL SIN