Academic Positions

  • Present Sep 2017

    Lecturer: Programming, Game-Making

    LIACS, Leiden University

  • Aug 2017 Apr 2017

    Graduation Coordinator

    LIACS, Leiden University

  • Dec 2016 Oct 2016

    Lecturer: Creating Virtual Worlds

    DegreePlus, University of Malta

  • Dec 2016 May 2016

    Research Support Officer I

    Faculty of Education, University of Malta

  • Jun 2016 Feb 2016

    Teaching Assistant: Affective Computing

    Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta

  • Jun 2015 Jan 2015

    Research Support: Data Visualization

    NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences

  • Jan 2015 Sept 2014

    Teaching Assistant: HCI

    LIACS, Leiden University

  • Dec 2014 Sept 2014

    Teaching Assistant: Processing & PureData

    LIACS, Leiden University

  • Aug 2013 Jan 2013

    Research Assistant

    NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences

  • Jan 2013 Sept 2012

    Teaching Assistant: Game Design

    NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences

  • Sept 2011 Apr 2011

    Research Intern

    NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences


  • Ph. D. In progress

    Institute of Digital Games

    University of Malta (Malta)

  • M. Sc. 2015

    Media Technology

    LIACS - Leiden University (The Netherlands)

    Graduated Cum Laude

  • B. Eng. 2013

    Game Architecture and Design

    NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands)

    Graduated Cum Laude

  • Technical College 2006


    Federal Technical College Mödling (Austria)

    Graduated Cum Laude

Honors & Awards

  • Apr 2014
    Best HCI Thesis 2014 - CHI Nederland: Gerrit van der Veer Award
    The 'Gerrit van der Veer Prijs' is an initiative of CHI Netherlands and awards the best HCI thesis from Universities and Colleges. The award is named after the still active HCI education pioneer and co-founder of CHI Netherlands: Gerrit van der Veer
  • Sept 2011
    Huygens Talent Scholarship 2011
    Launched in 2006, the Huygens Scholarship Programme was aimed at the inbound and outbound mobility and development of talented students, with the ultimate aim of strengthening the Netherland's knowledge-based economy as well as serving as a promotional tool for Dutch higher education. The programme had two key components: Huygens Dutch Talent (Huygens NL) for excellent Dutch students wanting to continue their studies abroad, and Huygens Internationaal Talent (Huygens INT) for excellent international students seeking to continue their studies in the Netherlands.

Other Positions

  • Present Nov 2012

    Co-Owner of Dandy Unicorns

  • Jul 2012 Jun 2011

    Freelance Game and Interface Designer

    Double Jungle

  • May 2012 May 2010

    Freelance Visual Artist and Interface Designer

    Double Jungle

  • Jul 2009 May 2009

    Trainee Cinematic Artist

    Playlogic Game Factory

  • Apr 2009 Jan 2009

    Game Tester

    Playlogic Game Factory


  • Software

    3D & Animation

    Maya, Houdini, Mudbox, Cinema4D, Unity, Unreal Engine 3 (focus on Matinee), Inventor


    Video, Audio & FX

    AfterEffects, Motion, Premiere, Final Cut, Audition



    Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign



    OSX, Windows, Linux

  • Programming


    Python, C#, JavaScript, Processing, MaxMSP/PureData, PHP, HTML/CSS



    C++, LUA, Arduino