John Yakimow
3701 Lethbridge Drive
Abbotsford, British Columbia
V3G 1J5
(604) 855 - 7464
john@goldenyak.com



Education:

2006:                            Ai Art Institute of Vancouver-Burnaby (formerly AiCDIS)

                                    -Completed 3-month 3D Character Modeling course with Maya

                                    Unlimited 7.0.

2003:                            Ai Art Institute of Vancouver-Burnaby (formerly AiCDIS)

                                    -Completed 3-month work-experience program as Lead Concept Artist

                                    for Gnosis Games.

                                    -Completed 3-month work-experience program as Character Designer

                                     for Golden Yak Games.

2003:                            AiCDIS - Center for Digital Imaging and Sound

                                    -Completed Electronic Game Art and Design Masters program (2003).

-Proficient in the use of Unreal Editor, Maya 5, Photoshop 7, and Motion Capture software.

                                    -Received high marks in Character and Game Design courses.

2002 2003:                 AiCDIS - Center for Digital Imaging and Sound

-Completed Electronic Game Art and Design Foundation program

(2003)

-Received high marks in Character Design, Game Design, Maya, Photoshop, and 2-D / 3-D Animation classes (A average).

2001 - 2002:                  Robert Bateman Secondary School

-Part-time grade 12 level course in 3D Animation using 3D Studio Max.

1995-2001:                    W.J. Mouat Secondary School

                                    -Completed grade 12 courses in 2001.

                                    -Architectural drafting courses completed with AutoCAD 12.

                                    -Extra curricular art classes for grades 9 to 12.

                                    -French Immersion Program from 1995 to 1998.




Work Experience:

Aug. 06 - Oct. 06:        Electronic Arts (Canada), Inc.

-Provided Quality Assurance testing EA Games flagship title Need for Speed: Carbon (All next gen and current gen systems, including Xbox 360, Sony PS3, and Nintendo Wii).

Chris Aduna, Team Manager

April 05 March 06:        Electronic Arts (Canada), Inc.

-Provided Quality Assurance testing on several EA Games released titles, including Need for Speed Most Wanted (Nintendo DS), FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 (Sony PSP), and several unreleased projects.

Chris Aduna, Team Manager

March 05 April 05:        QA Labs

-Testing digital camera software for usability on a variety of different computer and laptops, with over 100 different software combinations.

-Testing several different cell phone types for usability, functionality, voice quality, and several other criteria.

Cecilia Cesar, Senior Partner

Donia Tung, Team Lead

March 04 - June 04:       Valleybrook Gardens Ltd.

                                    -Served as Loading Dock operator, organizing and shipping orders of

                                    plants to various retail greenhouses.

 

                                    Greg Baxter Nursery Crop Manager

2000 - 2005:              Abbotsford Bottle Depot

-Sorting and stacking recyclable materials (aluminum, glass, cardboard, etc.)

                                    John Oo, Owner

2000 - 2001:                  Astrographic Industries (School Work Placement)

-Assembly of government and private order street signs, both vinyl and painted.

                                    Sylvia Gardner, Supervisor





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