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Ben Collings


  Date of Birth:

28th February 1984


  Phone Number:

Home: (01509) 412889

Mobile: (07530) 162256


  E mail:



Personal Statement:

An artistic, creative person who has a strong visual imagination, pays attention to detail and can present ideas in a clear and accurate manner having a good understanding of colour, shape and form. Is well organised, has good communication skills and can work under pressure resolving problems efficiently. Keeps up to date with developments in IT and has the knowledge needed to work with the various applications used in industry.


  Software of Choice:

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Serif Movie Plus
Serif PagePlus
Microsoft Word
Windows XP Pro
Microsoft Excel
Quark Express
Softimage XSI


  Current Employment:

Nov 2010 to date Sales Assistant, Shoe Zone, Loughborough

Part time, responsibilities include taking money, stock checking, opening and closing the store, serving customers, bank runs


Voluntary Work:

Feb 2011 – August 2011 Sales Assistant, Wargames Inc, Loughborough

Serving customers, sorting web orders, banking, daily accounts, stock orders, openning and closing the store, team manegment.

2008 to date IT Assistant at St Bartholomew's C of E Primary School, Quorn

Voluntary based work, 2 days a week, responsibilities include setting up computers, resolving problems, replacing printer cartridges and assisting teachers during computer based lessons.

1998 to date Youth Leader, JAM Youth Club, Quorn.
Setting up equipment, planning and assisting with activities.

  Previous Employment:

June 2009 - November 2010 Sales Assistant, Savers Home and Beauty, Loughborough

Part time, responsibilities include taking money, stock checking, opening and closing the store, serving customers, bank runs.

2007 Petrol Station Clerk at Texaco Petrol Station, Budgens Supermarket, Mountsorrel, Loughborough, Leicestershire.

I was responsible for taking money, maintaining the petrol pumps, checking stock as well as opening and closing the petrol station. The size of the petrol station meant that I was the only person working at the station, during my shifts.


  Education and Training:

2010 – Present Train to Game
Artist and Animation course

2006 - 2007 Ma Computer Games Art
Graduated with a passing mark

An Investigation into the creation and implementation of Normal maps in a real time environment.

2003 - 2006 BA(Hons) Computer Games Design
Graduated with 2:1 honours
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Remake - A conversion of the SNES classic from a 2D game into a current generation 3D game.

2001 - 2003 BTEC National Diploma Graphic Design Pass overall (two Merits)

2000 - 2001 NVQ 2 Graphic Design Pass

1998 - 2000 GCSE Mathematics C
1998 - 2000 GCSE Science (double) C

1998 - 2000 GCSE Product Design C
1998 - 2000 GCSE English Language D
1998 - 2000 GCSE 3D Design D
1998 - 2000 GCSE Art E

  E Mail: ben@cginc.co.uk