To Whom it May Concern:
I have high interest for an opportunity for career advancement where my high energy level, ability to adapt and learn, and unique skill set will be utilized.
My unique experience working with the PlayStation Universe organization has provided me the ability to work in a fast paced team environment with a highly charged group of diverse individuals with a common goal of providing the best reviews of available and emerging gaming software. I have written many editorial pieces in the past year to critique efforts of major game developers in the industry. I am accustomed to handling sensitive information that is often protected by nondisclosure agreements. I have also applied my abilities as a digital artist and graphics designer to improve customer interactions with the PSU website and across all PSU Social Media. I have produced professional Media Kits that have been sent to publishers around the world that have helped build and improve professional relationships. These are examples of my ability to adapt, learn and grow within any organization.
I would enjoy an opportunity to talk with you or someone in your organization to see where my skill set would be of the greatest benefit to your company.
Matthew J. Fernandez
372 Long Plains Road
Buxton, ME (04093)
Obtain a challenging work position with opportunity for career advancement where my high energy level, ability to adapt and learn, and unique skill set will be utilized.
College: University of Maine, Orono, Maine 2007-2009
Completed freshman and sophomore years
Major: Studio Art with Digital Emphasis
University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine 2009-2011
Completed Junior Year
Major: Studio Art with Digital Emphasis
I am currently not attending school because I am looking to gain more work experience. Once I start working full-time, I plan to attend school part-time to complete my bachelor's degree.
PlayStation Universe (November 2012 - present)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada (HQ)
Staff Writer and Graphic Designer (Two positions):
Staff Writer Accountability:
Write weekly editorials, software and game reviews, and cover software and gaming news and major events. Examples of recent events covered and reviewed are E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), TGS (Tokyo Game Show) and Gamescom. Current written works typically result in 30,000 to 60,000 website hits, and my contributions have resulted in PlayStation Universe becoming a major reference site for software and gaming developers (e.g.- 3.5 million page views, 6.5 million video downloads, and Google Page Ranking of 5).
Graphic Designer Accountability:
Create 2D and 3D digital artwork on a daily basis for articles, social media, advertising and YouTube (PSUtube). Experienced with Adobe Photoshop CS6, Autodesk 3DS Max, Adobe Premier Pro (video editing), Adobe Flash and Autodesk Maya (3D Modeling and Animation). Examples of art work include PSU Twitter, Twitch, and Facebook accounts.
Indie Game Development (2007- 2009)
Team Leader – 3D World Design
Led a team of five 3D modelers in the development of a 3D world for an MMORPG (massively multiplayer on-line role playing game). Also participated in development of 3D models with the team. Planned out the 3D environments and delegated assignments to the team as well as maintaining consistent quality control.
Software Autodesk 3DS Max
Knowledge: Autodesk Maya
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Adobe After Effects CS6
Adobe Illustrator CS6
Adobe Premiere Pro
Skills: Strong multitasking ability.
Able to build own schedule.
Efficient time management.
3D Modeler and Animator.
Digital and Charcoal Painter.
Analytical, Journalistic, and Creative Writer.
Social Media Networking
Media Packet Design.
Web Template Design.
References: Available on request.
Samples of unique written content - http://www.psu.com/forums/showthread.php/310733-Mondofish-s-Article-Catalog
Sample of game review experience - http://www.psu.com/a021772/Super-Motherload-PS4-Review--Not-quite-a-motherload-of-fun?page=0
Sample of Podcast experience - http://www.psu.com/a021014/PlayStation-Unchained-special---Tokyo-Game-Show-2013?page=0
Graphic Design Portfolio:
This portfolio collection is not all of my work, but it shows off my range of Graphic Designing expertise.