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Paul Normington

18 Colley Close, Winchester, SO23 7ES

(+44) 07546861916 or (+44) 01962856403

pm.normington@gmail.com

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Summary

25-year-old Games Technology Honours Graduate/Computer Programmer with two years programming C++ in Visual Studio (2010 & 2012) using the STL, Boost C++, one year programming C# in Unity 3D/MonoDevelop and one year using the UI of Acrobat Reader. Also familiar with Windows XP, Vista and 7-10, Unreal Engine, Maya 3D Graphics Tool, Photoshop, GIMP, Windows Movie Maker and the basics of other languages such as Java, Javascript, Python, and Pascal in Delphi. Experience in Microsoft Office applications. I would like to develop my IT skills and believe this job would offer me the opportunity to do so. I’d also like to improve my phone etiquette and although I did have some training during my last job at the Friarsgate Practice there is still more for me to improve in that area.

Key IT Achievements

In my final year at university (2017) for my dissertation project I coded in an abstract language called Cg (this stands for C for graphics programming) in Unity. Created a shader which built up snow over time in a 3D scene and tracked imprints.
As part of the University module, Commercial Games Development, took part in four game jams where we created four separate games.

Was introduced to programming through creating a Hello World program using a text file and the terminal in Windows. At college I programmed in Pascal whilst using the development environment Delphi.

Created a game in Unity called ‘Running Late Larry’ as a team of four developers as part ofan extracurricular activity (https://globalgamejam.org/2016/games/running-late-larry).
Other Key Achievements

During my time at Friarsgate Practice, in 2018 introduced a new system called Google Sheets and then trained two colleagues in how to use it. Involved persuading the Office Supervisor to take this action.
In 2018 at the Cart & Horses in Kings Worthy, solved the problem of the freezer door not closing properly by a clever use of wooden chip forks.

Also, at the same establishment took initiatives to improve the service we provided, e.g. changing how dishes were presented.
During the last year have been part of the leadership team for a church 14 to18-year-old youth group; involved leading discussion groups, creating and organising games, and occasionally providing food.

In October 2018 completed the Clarendon Marathon, having put in place a demanding training programme.

Have begun writing a fantasy novel; to date have completed c.1,000 words
Since my final year at university have been coping with stress issues, the overcoming of which has been one of my major challenges during the last two years

Professional experience

FRIARSGATE PRACTICE August 2018 – March 2019

Finance Administrator ( Full-time)

Have learnt how best to organise files, how to balance the IT demands of the job alongside the day-to-day work, what invoices are and understanding the fiscal year.

In 2018 introduced a new system called Google Sheets and then trained two colleagues in how to use it. Involved persuading the Office Supervisor to take this action.

GREENE KING September 2012 – January 2013/September 2017 – July 2018

The Cart & Horses, Kings Worthy

Commis Chef/Kitchen Porter (Full-time)

Upkeep of the kitchen, delivering food to the customer, following strict health and safety standards, cleaning and tidying work areas, aiming to meet business targets, creation of new dishes via the specials menu.

 

Took initiatives to improve the service we provided, e.g. changing how dishes were presented.

Solved the problem of the freezer door not closing properly by a clever use of wooden chip forks.

DOMINO’S PIZZA 2010-2011

Instore Assistant

Worked as a part-time in-store assistant where I was taking orders and being a friendly face for the customers.

Work experience

SARSEN PRESS 2010 (two weeks)

For my work experience week in Secondary School I worked at a printing press which gave me insight into a more labour-based job and also designing in programs like Adobe Fireworks and Photoshop was done.

HAMPSHIRE CHRONICLE 2009 – 2010

Paper Delivery

HYDE NEWSAGENT 2008 – 2009

Education

University of the West of England, Bristol (2013 – 2017)

BSc Hons in Games Technology (3rd Class Honours)

Peter Symond’s College, Winchester (2010 – 2012)

AS: B in Media Studies and Film Studies and C in Computing and English Literature.

A2: B in Media Studies and Film Studies and C in English Literature

The Westgate School, Winchester (2006 – 2010)

GCSE: B in Maths, Science, English and IT. C in Spanish and GCSE’s in Art and Music.

Interests

 

Socialising: I really enjoy being part of a team.

Exercising: I run regularly usually with a pace of 7-8 mins per KM. Marathon

Gaming: In my spare time I am an avid gamer and enjoy many different types of games. It has built on my creativity, my positive attitude and team working abilities.

Music: In the past I have been quite musical, playing trumpet and piano.

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