Curriculum Vitae


Dave Sapien

www.DaveSapien.com



I'm Dave,

I'm a self taught Games Developer/Digital Artist.
I started my career as sculptur and painter. From there I moved into animation and web desgin.
Getting my taste for code in Macromedia Flash 5, I made more and more games in flash and J2ME and then I expanded to public spaces and iOS/Android.

I run two game studios, 'Me and the Giants' our educational kids studio. And 'Dave Sapien ltd' that focuses on creative apps and games.


I make games.

I am a Golden Joystick nominee.
Currently making commercial games on iOS, Android, Web, and in Public spaces.
I love making games, I love making them in inovative ways.
Dave Sapien

I make apps.

iOS, Android and on the Web.
Painting apps, Music apps, Story books.
Me and the Giants apps on ios
Me and the Giants apps on android
Dave Sapien apps in ios
Dave Sapien apps in android

I make public installations.

This is a short video of 'ingr3dients', made in collaboration with UZ events.
Best Cultural Event.    UK Event Awards 2011.
Best Experiential Event and commendation for Best Cultural Event.    Scottish Event Awards 2011.

I do code.


I do illustrastion.


I make product

What I do is make things happen, great things.
I've been making consumer facing products for almost 14 years, from ceramics to mobile games. Working in various possitions I have an understanding on how to drive a project forward, inspire and just get it done.
In 2013 I was resposible for 22 games/apps released.
You can find my release list here, Dave Sapien 2013 release list

Roles

2011 - 2014
Director and lead Developer of Dave Sapien ltd.

2008 - 2014
Co-Director and lead Developer of Me and the Giants games studio.

2005 - 2007
Freelance web and games developer.

1999 - 2005
Freelance artist.

Relevant Participation and Events


2013
Global Games Jam Edinburgh, professional participant.
Creative Edinburgh, presentation on the history of media, from stone age to modern day.
Creative Ontario Toronto, presentation on my work and the games industry in Scotland.
Game West University of the West of Scotland, presentation about being a indie games developer.

2012
Global Games Jam Glasgow, professional participant.
Pecha Kucha Edinburgh presentation “why games are important”.
Glasgow Caledonian University, presentation about being a indie games developer.

2011
Techmeetup Glasgow, I was an organiser from 2011-2012.
Pecha Kucha Dundee, presentation on “Empathy”.
FlockEdu Sweatshop hacker events, participant.
Scottish Screen GASP, Mentor for the scheme for training new talent.
Global Games Jam Glasgow, professional participant.

2010
Techmeetup Glasgow, presentation "baby look visual prossessing".
Pecha Kucha Glasgow, presentation “Books and flow of information”.
Global Games Jam Glasgow, professional participant.
Scottish Screen GASP, Mentor for the scheme for training new talent.
Starter for Six, Business mentoring for participants.

2009
Techmeetup Glasgow presentation about “UX”.
Pecha Kucha Glasgow presentation about “the history of the Sun”.
Global Games Jam Glasgow, professional participant.
Scottish Screen GASP, Mentor for the scheme for training new talent.