New Starters at Pitbull
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LONDON, UK (November, 2004) Pitbull Syndicate Ltd would like to announce that due to the company's busy work schedule, they have hired three new staff to join their ever increasing large team.
"As we continue to grow, we are delighted to add three outstanding professionals to the team" said Carol Oxford, Office Manager; "their knowledge and experience will prove to be tremendous assets to Pitbull".
After leaving school in 1995 I attended Newcastle College studying Advertising and Illustration. During my time there I gained a National diploma in Graphic design and then went on to obtain a Higher National diploma in1998-2000.
I started work at Reflections as a Junior Artist working on the highly acclaimed Driver 3, and gradually gained experience in photoshop and 3d studio max. My main position was as a city artist and I was given a specific region in the game to build. Specific regions required building, including landmarks, terrain, trees and clutter objects. I also used the ' in house' editor which enabled me to put everything that was built into the world map. After this was finally polished to a high standard I was assigned to bug fix problems throughout the city.
Gavin is a talented software engineer, with a keen interest in game design and programming. He has brought a wide range of skills to Pitbull since being employed as one of their X-Box programmers.
Having worked at Reflections Interactive during the final year of Driv3r's development, he has brought with him the experience of developing a large scale cross platform AAA title. At Reflections he worked on the implementation of the water effects, plus the maintenance and testing of the Game Code and Tools.
He is originally from New Zealand and graduated from the Massey University, Faculty of Science with a Bsc in April 2000.He lives with his wife, two Bengal cats, and two Great Danes here in Newcastle. He enjoys reading and would like to write a novel in the future.
Pete joined Pitbull as our Senior X- Box Programmer in September of this year, after spending 2 years from 2001-2003 at Vis Entertainment in Edinbugh as a Research and Development Programmer.
He was responsible for developing their X-Box Engine and Scene Management System for Playstation 2.
The games Pete worked on were 'Evil Dead', 'A Fistful of Broomstick', 'Tom and Jerry', 'War of the Whiskers', 'Power Puff Girl's, 'Relish Rampage' and 'State Of Emergency'.
Peter graduated from Heriot-Watt University in 2001 with a First Class Honours in Computer Science. He has also worked for the Severn Trent Water Company as a Data Analyst, and in Slovenia as a Software Developer.
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