Finlay MacDonald

Digital Designer based in the North East of Scotland, specialised in graphic design, 3D modelling and animation, games development and mobile application development.

About Me

Finlay MacDonald in Bratislava

Education:

I started studying HND Interactive Media at Moray College and finished in June 2014. I then moved to Aberdeen to study at Robert Gordons University and completed my Bsc (Hons) in Multimedia Development.

Work:

I started lecturing at Moray College shortly after I graduated in 2016. I currently lecture from HNC through to Honours. I studied a post graduate Teaching Qualification in Further Education PGCert at the University of Dundee in 2018. Over my time, I have been on two Erasmus trips to Kielce, Poland (for teaching) and Brașov, Romania (for training). During my time at the college, I have been responsible for setting up the markerless motion capture facility.

Skills

I have quite a wide skill set. From programming to painting I've probably tried it.

Design Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Animate
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Experienced using DSLR for film

3D Skills

  • Modelling using 3DS Max
  • Sculpting using Blender
  • UVW Unwrapping using 3DS Max
  • Texturing using Mudbox
  • Rigging using 3DS Max
  • Animation using the C.A.T in 3DS Max
  • Motion Capture - on going

Programming Skills

  • Java
  • Kotlin for Android Application Development
  • C# for unity games development
  • JavaScript for Web Development
  • ActionScript 3

Game Development Skills

  • Unity Game Engine
  • C# for Unity
  • Sound Effect Design
  • User Experience (UX) Design
  • Physically Based Rendering (PBR) Materials

Other Technical Skills

  • Git
  • Minor Experience with Firebase
  • Web Server Management: Windows and Ubuntu
  • Web Server Management: Apache and NginX
  • SQL Querying