XD&A
CEO / CCO
Oct 2013 – Present

Xander Davis & Associates LLC — Independent design agency with a focus on serving game industry and general entertainment industry clients worldwide through UI / UX Design & Art, Branding, Graphic Design, Design Art Direction, and Creative Direction.


Astrogun®
CEO / CCO
Jul 2012 – Present

Astrogun Studios LLC — Independent creative studio, focused on original intellectual property product development, including digital comics, music, virtual reality, and video games. Licensed by Nintendo.


Petroglyph Games
UI Manager
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
April 2012 — April 2013

Started as UI Designer, promoted to Sub-Lead UI Designer, promoted to UI Lead, and promoted to UI Manager of newly formed UI Department, where I am overseeing UI art and design direction and team management (scaling between 8 - 10 people) with multiple engines and UI tech for multiple triple-A titles simultaneously.


Vigil Games
THQ, Inc.

UI Director
Austin, Texas, United States
Nov 2011 — Feb 2012

Formed and led a UI team to design for Darksiders 2 for Xbox 360, PS3, PC in three months before studio / publisher closure. The game shipped.


Xaviant
Senior Game Designer / Writer / Senior UI Designer
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Oct 2010 – Oct 2011

Worked on an action RPG with CryEngine 3. Game Design, world-building, intellectual property development, screenwriting, narrative design and organization, writing and maintaining the living GDD, in charge of all User Interface Design and development, creative development with concept team, leading projects between cross departmental production.


High Moon Studios
Activision Blizzard

UI Artist
San Diego, California, United States
Apr 2009 – Sep 2010

UI Artist (Menus, HUD, iconography, typography, etc...) at High Moon Studios (Activision Blizzard) for Transformers: War for Cybertron, a triple-A high-profile game for Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC (out now) which received an IGN rating of 9.0 / 10 "Outstanding".


Sweetwater Sound, Inc.
Senior Designer & Photographer
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Mar 2007 – May 2008

Graphic design, typographic design, web-design & execution, HTML, CSS, PHP, photography, Photoshop, Flash design, Flash animation, ActionScript, branding/logos for a Fortune 500 company.


SpinWeb Internet Media, Inc.
Creative Director / Flash Design & Branding Specialist
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
2005 — 2007

Graphic design, typographic design, web-design & execution, HTML, CSS, PHP, Photoshop, Flash design, Flash animation, ActionScript, branding/logos, project planning, project management, corporate identity strategies, After Effects postproduction, video production, video editing, copy writing, audio production, audio editing, client liaison, sales, seeking potential clients, promotional events


Background & Awards

Education
Wright State University
Graphic Design & Business Administration
Dean's List / Honors
Aug 2002 – Aug 2004

Celina High School
Dean's List / Honors
Post-Secondary Scholarship:
Simultaneously a fulltime freshman in college while a senior in high school, first year of college paid for in full

Awards
BlueCat Screenplay Competition, LA
2010 Quarter Finalist, 'Voting Vertigo'

AdFed, 2007
Multiple Awards for Branding, Interactive Design

AdFed, 2006
Multiple Awards for Branding, Interactive Design

Skills
Branding, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, WordPress, Art Direction, Interaction Design, CSS, Autodesk Maya, Typography, Adobe Photoshop, Creative Direction, Actionscript, HTML5, Web-Design, Graphic Design, Logo Design, Wireframing, Animation, Adobe After Effects, Storyboarding, User Interface Design, Layout, Flash Animation, User Experience, Adobe Premiere, Screenwriting, Identity, Autodesk Mudbox, Producing, Adobe Audition, Propellerhead Reason, Jira, Game Development, Game Design, User Interface Art