About – Contact

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Richard Alston
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Traditionally trained in Art & Design in Liverpool UK, worked in Print & Graphics industries from 1996,
Print, Layout, POS, Digital-Photo-Restoration and Design/Animation for Web, adapted and developed skills in these fields to 3D Modeling, Environment and Characters for Video Games, and 3D Video Effects.
In more recent years Richard has tutored Art, Animation, 3D Modeling and Game Design to different age-groups, child to adult, beginer to BTEC Qualification, including those with special educational needs, (something Rich has found of particular relevance as he has Autism himself).
(Part of a creative team on many occasions, the site also features work by colleagues and collaborators on a number of extremely varied Projects for an equally varied range of Clients, Game-Publishers and Film-Makers.
SKILLS
  • 3D modeling, graphic image and moving image generation, animation, character and environment design.
  • Game asset and engine integration, concepts, video compositing and effects.
  • Digital music and audio effects generation.
  • Story board art, illustration, logo and web graphics
SOFTWARE
  • Maya, Photoshop, Illustrator, Unity3D, Unreal, Premier, After-effects, Alias Sketchbook, Flash, Reason.
  • Custom software development, IPTV.
  • Platforms – iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, Wii, IPTV, Nintendo 3ds.
  • Tutoring and workshop learning mentor for games design and music.
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EMPLOYMENT and EXPERIENCE
2006 – Present.
Onteca Ltd. Independent games development studio, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
www.onteca.com
Key achievements:-
  • Producing innovative casual games and interactive content for Nintendo Wii, Apple mobile devices, Facebook, and Sony Entertainment Europe.
  • Developing new technologies, including Next Gen IPTV, for BBC Vision and Media Partnership.
  • Community education projects partnering local schools tutoring students aged 14-16 in all aspects of games design and introducing younger children to animation through workshops.

2011 – 2012
Liverpool Media Academy. Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Tutor – BTEC Games Design, Concept Drawing, 3D design. Students aged 16-18yrs.
2001 – 2005
Freelance Projects
  • Richard Lloyd Jones Design – On-screen graphics and properties for BBC and SKYTV productions.
  • Clare Gabbot Video Production – Live video camera operator, Raw Hide Comedy Club, Anfield Detached Youth Project.
  • G.S Records – Music IT course co-ordinator, audio engineer.
  • Maguffin Ltd – Artwork, design effects, properties and runner. Music video “Working Class Hero”
  • ADS UK – Web development design, animations for web.
  • Hype Design – interactive CD and web design.
1998 – 2001
Moorfield’s Digital – print technician, P.O.S, graphics, advertising, literature, exhibition, large format, floor graphics.
1997-1998
Connect – Web design for MerseyWorld, including Liverpool Airport and Laver Publishing.
1996
Littlewoods Home Shopping – Layout and design for menswear and teens catalogue sections.

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