About me

Introduction:

Hello, my name is Christiaan Ribbens, a game designer. Born in the Netherlands, only 23 years young, working hard to design and create wonderful games. Next to my interest of games I like reading and watching tv series. But my biggest hobby next to game design is restoring, repairing and collecting pinball machines.

Resume/ Curriculum Vitae:

Contact Information:

Name: Christiaan Nicolaas Ribbens
Address: Dorpsstraat 46, 2841BK Moordrecht
Nationality: Dutch
Email: info@chrisdesign.nl

Experience:

Oct 2013 – Present: Rebellion ltd, Jr. Game Designer on Evil Genius Online
Jan 2013 – Jul 2013: People’s Playground, Corona SDK serious game gameplay programmer
Dec 2012- Jan 2013: House of Luck ltd, game design + prototype mobile game
Jan 2012 – Present: Owner Smile Included, Game Company
Jan 2011 – Jun 2011: Codename Games, Game Production Internship, Los Angeles
2010-Present: Owner HetVerkoopt, Company specialized in selling second hand items
2009-Present: Owner of ChrisDesign, Media and design solutions
2007-Present: Journalist at Evilgamerz.com/Gamenieuws.com, Game Articles, reviews and previews
2007-2009:  Fabri, Bookkeeping

Special Skills :

Programming Languages: LUA, C#, Actionscrip 2.0, PHP, HTML, CSS, Java
Experiences in: Unity 3D, XNA, Playstation Home Development Kit, Flash, Arduino Processing, Android Eclipse, WordPress
Programs: Windows Office, Adobe Master Suite, Autodesk Maya, WordPress, Corona SDK, Perforce, TortoiseSVN
Design Tools: Brainstorms, Mind maps, One Page Designs, Design Documents, (Paper)Prototypes, Proof of Concepts, Scrum, Agile
Languages: Dutch, English, Basics: French, German and Spanish

  • Experience with working in groups and different disciplines
  • Teamplayer with communication and presentation skills
  • Motivated & enthusiastic (game) designer

Education :

2011-2012: School of the Arts Utrecht/ The Open University UK, Master of the Arts Creative Design for Digital Cultures
2008-2012: School of the Arts Utrecht, Bachelor Game Design & Development
2002-2008: Coornhert Gymnasium Gouda,Pre-university education / High School

Other:

2013: Financial Supervision Act: Basis, WFTNivo
2007: Masterclass Astronomy, Kapteyn Institute University Groningen

Honors & Awards:

2012 Finalist HKU Awards (Woven)
2012 ITEMS Dutch Design Graduates (Woven) – Top 50 graduation projects

Hobbies:

  • Repairing and restoring Pinball Machines
  • Videogames, board and card games
  • Reading Sci-fi & Fantasy novels
  • Film and photography