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Hey there! I'm Nikolas!

About Me

I am a creative and resourceful designer with a collaborative work ethic. My skills include UI/UX design and prototyping, system design through rapid prototyping, combat encounter design for first- and third-person titles and technical design with the help of scripting languages and node-based scripting systems. Additionally, I pride myself in my ability to maintain efficient documentation and facilitate cross-department communication.

Experience & Education

Work on Rainbow Six Siege in the Long Term Progression cell:

  • work within a small team to concept, design and ship yet unannounced gameplay systems that support the game’s longevity and engange players for a long time

Work on Off The Grid, a revolutionary third-person battle royale set in a cyberpunk world:

  • desing, prototype and own various 3C systems
  • design the entire weapon system (weapon classes, recoil, spread, attachments, etc.)
  • design and execute the production pipeline for weapons
  • be a co-feature team owner for the weapons team (2 programmers, 4 artists, 1 animator, 2 designers)
  • design various economy systems related to weapons
  • script gameplay abilities with Unreal Engine Blueprints and Gameplay Ability System
  • learn the fundamentals of programming, art and game design
  • later specialize in UI/UX, as well as System Design
  • write a Bachelor thesis about Combat Design in third-person melee action games

Tools & Other Stuff I know

  • Unreal Engine 5
  • Unity3d
  • Figma
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects)
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)
  • Git & Perforce
  • Jira & Confluence
  • Maya & Blender
  • UX Design
  • UI Design
  • System Design
  • Combat & Encounter Design
  • Scripting
  • Programming
  • C++
  • Unreal Engine Blueprints
  • C#
  • Python
  • English (fluent)
  • German (mother tongue)
  • Swedish (currently learning)

Other Fun Stuff about Me

Outside of work, I like to play boardgames like “Warhammer: Age of Sigmar” and other traditional boardgames (Monopoly, etc.)

Of course, I also love to play video games (Action Adventures & Shooters are my favorites!) and since I never stop learning new things, I also love to work on personal side-projects, trying out new ideas and improving my skills in various fields.

Additionally, I consider myself somewhat of a Gin connoisseur and always love trying out new recipes when cooking.

Oh – and I am also a huge nerd over Star Wars!