TESSA ABRAHAM

PRODUCING  EVENT MANAGEMENT MARKETING

ABOUT ME

 

After my graduation from school I started studying 'Media Informatics and Interactive Entertainment' (B. Sc.) at the University of Applied Sciences Mittweida which focuses on video game and software development.

 

During these studies I worked on many different projects.  Most of the time in smaller groups of five to 10 students. However, I was part of a 79 students game developing  project as well. We worked through all the stages of game development – from a rough concept and first paper prototypes to a functioning and polished product. During my internship I gained professional work experience. 

 

Within all those projects I worked in a variety of roles:

 

Oftentimes I took a leading position  as a producer, where   I organized the meetings, work assignments and presentations, while also working on all kinds of problem solving.

 

While volunteering at different game development conferences and organizing one myself during my last semester at university, event management proved to be another passion for me! This was further enhanced by my internship, where I worked on the preparations, the actual event and the postprocessing of MAG Erfurt 2018.

 

My internship also brought me my first professional experiences in marketing. For 'MAG', promotional campaigns had to be realized locally, among which I was allowed to develop one myself. Through workshops and cooperation with influencers, I began to focus on social media marketing, especially.

 

Furthermore, I also have some experience as a programmer, UI artist, game and level designer.

SOFT SKILLS

 

Communication

outgoing

Teamwork

collaborative

HARD SKILLS

 

Microsoft Office

veteran

2D (Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator)

experienced

Resource & Time Management

consistent

Public Speaking

confident

Writing & Editing

competent

Research & Analysis

efficient

InDesign

effective

Unity 3D

skilled

Programming (Java/C#/HTML)

essential

3D (3DS Max/Mudbox)

moderate

EXPERIENCE

 

AUGUST 2017

With a huge team of volunteers at devcom and RESPAWN I worked on access control for VIPs or visitors and headset control where we distributed headsets and recharged them.

 

I also instructed new volunteers and coordinated a group of 5+ people.

devcom 2017 & RESPAWN

Volunteer

Elemates [Video Game]

Project Manager

The game 'Elemates' was developed by 79 students of the University of Applied Sciences Mittweida (Class of 2015). I was one of five project managers who coordinated the project.


Elemates is a single player adventure shooter with puzzle elements. The player controls two characters who have to work together to reach their goals:

Finishing the trial of Quetzal and facing the wicked God.

NOVEMBER 2017

SEPTEMBER 2017

beta 2018

Event Manager & Moderator

The German games conference 'beta' 2018 was organized and managed by me and four other students.

We invited amazing speakers who held interesting talks and  workshops and we released the game 'Elemates' – the product of a collaboration of nine teams from my universitys class.

 

As a part of the Event Management team for that video game, I also helped preparing said release.

JANUARY 2018

DECEMBER 2017

APRIL 2018

QUO VADIS'18 & A MAZE.

Volunteer

At gamesweekberlin 2018 I volunteered at two different conferences - QUO VADIS [Certificate] where I  was responsible for the main stage and its speakers. I took care of the wellbeing of the visitors and had the chance to work in person with Dan Hay and Don Daglow.

 

At the A MAZE. I was in charge of the exhibited games in the INDIE Arena. I also helped visitors to learn the basics of the games, responded to questions and made sure that the exhibited hardware was properly secured.

MAY 2018

At the German developer conference, 'GDD 2018', I showcased as a representative of my university the game 'Elemates'. It was possible to play it at two gaming stations.

GermanDevDays 2018

Exhibitor

AUGUST 2018

devcom 2018

Volunteer

 

Being a veteran of the Volunteer Experience, I was promoted to be a Tank for 'devcom 2018' - a higher position, with a wider range of tasks assigned to me as well as being responsible for coaching new volunteers.

It was my primary task to coordinate the different shifts of the volunteers in the office and in cooperation with the volunteer manager Dr. Jenn and her Supports (the higher position to Tanks) we coordinated all problems and searched for solutions.

FEBRUARY 2019

SEPTEMBER 2018

I am currently working as a Junior Prodcer at KING Art Games in Bremen, Germany. I am mainly working on Iron Harvest, a strategy game that had one of the most successful German Kickstarters.

Iron Harvest 

Junior Producer at KING Art Games

 

Rapid. Tech 2019 & MAG 2018

Event Management Intern at Messe Erfurt GmbH

 

I work supportively in a three-person team in preparation for the fair with a focus on exhibition, conference and networking. Primarily I do many different research tasks.

Initially with supportive tasks in preparation, then with personal responsibilities, at MAG 2018 I was one of three people from Messe Erfurt who were involved.

Independently I was responsible for the Maid Café and the organisation of accommodation for invited VIP guests and influencers. In addition, I took care of a local promotion at Anger Erfurt. During the trade fair I was working in the service department and was responsible for supervising the volunteers.

CURRENT

MARCH 2019

EDUCATION


CURRENT

SEPTEMBER 2015

Hochschule Mittweida [University of Applied Sciences Mittweida]

Bachelor of Science

I am currently studying 'Media Informatics and Interactive Entertainment' at the University of Applied Sciences Mittweida where I focus on video game and software development.

 

During the six semesters that make up the Bachelor's Degree, I took many modules on computer science and programming but specialized in Creative Content Design.

In courses about game design and different 2D and 3D programs I was able to aquire skills that were strengthened during practical  work on projects developing our own games and software.

JULY 2015

SEPTEMBER 2007

Gymnasium Brandis

Abitur [German certificate: General qualification for university entrance]

At school I already learned the basics of different programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C# and  HTML 5).

 

In my final year I designed the yearbook myself in InDesign - the book was summarizing memories of the final eight years of school.

CONTACT DETAILS

28199 Bremen,

GERMANY

ABOUT ME

I am Tessa Abraham and this is my online portfolio.

 

I am a female game developer who is specialized in management and marketing.

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