Mike Bird

Mike Bird

Graphic Designer / Game Developer

About Mike

Hi, my name is Mike Bird and I am currently a freelance programmer and game designer for hire. I just moved to Vancouver from Montreal in 2013 and I am looking for work in my new home city.

I am a very experienced designer of Facebook and MMO Games (over 8 years). I have been employed by both Quat Entertainment and Ubisoft studios while in Montreal. I am excellent communicator with vert strong team-working and organization skills.

My Experience

Core Team Game Designer / Trainer

Ubisoft - Montréal, QC - Canada
March 2010 - February 2013

  • Concent Game Designer on Assassin's Creed: Revelations
  • Design research, Prototype development, Game Benchmarking
  • Design of a offline, single player mode for Trivial Pursuit
  • Created Intranet training guide for new Ubisoft game designers.
  • Assistant Art Designer for an undisclosed game (unreleased)

Assistant Game Designer / Artist

Quat Entertainment - Montréal, QC - Canada
October 2005 - February 2010

  • Assistant Designer on 15-person design team
  • Creating French version of varius major product releases
  • Assistant Graphic Artist on various social media games
  • UI design, development, and implementation
  • Benchmarking, product testing, and modifications

Database Programming

Web Exordium, LLC
January 2004 - March 2005

  • PHP/MySQL Coding for national broadband ISP database
  • Syncing local databases with national ZIP code database
  • Output of available Internet service providers via online gateway
  • Installation and verification of secure payment systems

My Skills

  • PHP / MySQL
  • Ruby On Rail
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Google Sketchup
  • Adobe After Effect
  • SiMPLE
  • Cool Edit Pro
  • 3DS Max
  • Visual C++
  • OpenEdge ABL
  • Fortran

My Education

Bachelors Degree

Concordia University - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Game Design and Project Management
September 2000 - May 2002

Associates Degree

John Abbott College - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
English and General Studies
September 1998 - May 2000

Contact Info

Mailing Address
Suite 100 – 909 Burrard St. (at Smithe)
Vancouver, BC  V6Z 2N2

Email: mike.bird@telus.net

Phone: 604 669 42982