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Who I Am

What I Do

When It Was

Where It Happened

Why It Succeeded

How It Worked

About Information
About Information

I’m Rob Sparks. Inventor, designer, and creative innovator. I have a rich background in digital and physical product development and get my kicks from bringing memorable, high fidelity experiences to the audiences I serve.

  • Age: 28
  • Residence: UK
  • Status: Open to Opportunities
Experience
2018 - Present
Founder & Creative Director - Board Game Bud Ltd
Founder & Creative Director - Board Game Bud Ltd

Independent board game company, creative design studio, industry champion.

Links: Board Game Bud / Tinderblox

2020 - Present
Cyber Crisis Simulator Developer - Immersive Labs
Cyber Crisis Simulator Developer - Immersive Labs

When the worst happens not even the best incident response plans can account for the human element.

Links: Cyber Crisis Simulator

2017 - 2020
Project Manager, Developer - GRV Media
Project Manager, Developer - GRV Media

We are GRV Media and we are website monetisation specialists.

Links: GRV Media

2014 - 2020
UI/UX Brand Designer, Developer - Here Is The City
UI/UX Brand Designer, Developer - Here Is The City

HITC is a fast growing source of news and information on the web spanning football, culture, and gaming.

Links: HITC

2014 - 2016
Founder & Chief Technology Officer - DYFRNT
Founder & Chief Technology Officer - DYFRNT

DYFRNT offers nights out full of surprises, showing off the best independent businesses that Bristol has to offer.

2012 - 2013
Student Ambassador - Plymouth University
Student Ambassador - Plymouth University

Welcome to the University of Plymouth, advancing knowledge, transforming lives.

Education
2015
Designing Gamification Level 2 (Intermediate) - Udemy
Designing Gamification Level 2 (Intermediate) - Udemy

Engagement Alliance Level 2 (Intermediate).

Links: Certification

2014
Designing Gamification Level 1 (Basic) - Udemy
Designing Gamification Level 1 (Basic) - Udemy

Engagement Alliance Level 1 (Basic).

Links: Certification

2011 - 2014
Plymouth University - UK
Plymouth University - UK

Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Digital Art & Technology, Upper Second Class Honours (2:1).

Links: i-DAT.org

2007 - 2011
The Kings of Wessex Academy - UK
The Kings of Wessex Academy - UK

3 A-Levels (Grade B-C) – Computer Science, Physics, Media  / 12 GCSEs (Grade A-B).

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Freelance Services
Product Vision

Custom and commercial curios for mass market and niche audiences.

Game Development

Games make it rain, and I know how to make them.

Graphic Design

UI/UX, game assets, album art, print media – I’ve made it all.

Social Marketing

Digital and print assets, analytics evaluation, and social influences.

Creative Coding

If you need a chalkboard phonograph drum machine, I’ve got you covered…

Music Production

I’ll serenade you with original music, SFX production, and soundtracks.

Product Design
  • Card Games
    95%
  • Board Games
    90%
  • Websites / Apps
    70%
  • Unity Games
    60%
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Graphic Design
  • Vector Graphics (Sketch)
    90%
  • Web Design
    70%
  • Wireframes
    65%
  • Photoshop
    55%
Coding Skills
  • HTML / CSS
    90%
    90%
  • Processing / Arduino
    75%
    75%
  • PHP
    70%
    70%
  • Javascript
    60%
    60%
  • Swift
    65%
    65%
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Knowledge
  • Problem Solving
  • Brand Design
  • Project Management
  • Product Design
  • SEO / Marketing
  • Public Speaking
  • Convention Events
  • Client Management
Interests
Role Playing

Weaving wondrous worlds as a dungeon master.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

The science of strength and keeping your cool.

Stand Up Comedy

Even had a stab at open mic.

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Freelance Clients / Features
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Career Partnerships / Collaborations
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Like What You See?
Creative

Looking for a team player to collaborate on cool, quirky, original projects?

Commercial

Need some wind under your sails to lift a commercial product off the ground?

Career

Want a technically minded, creative gamification dynamo added to your roster?

Then Reach Out Below