Audiovisual Artist, Game Designer and Storyteller

Boris Kroeber-Irmscher

CV


1976

born in Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


Experience


2010 - present

Creative Director / Game Designer

Nurogames GmbH, Cologne

My Main Tasks: Game Concepts, Game Development, Story Telling, UX Design, 2D Animation, Storyboards, Illustration, Print Design, Video Editing

Link:

Website Nurogames



2007 - 2010

Art Director / Game Designer

Nurogames GmbH, Cologne

My Main Tasks: Game Concepts, Game Development, Story Telling, UX Design, Print Design, Animation, Storyboards, Illustration, Video Editing, Sound

Link:

Website Nurogames


2007

2D Artist

Daywalker Games GmbH, Cologne

My Main Tasks: Print and Web Design, Animation, Storyboards, Illustration

Link:

Website Daywalker Games


2006

2D Artist

Research Institute "Laboratory for Mixed Realities", Cologne

My Main Tasks: Print and Web Design, Animation, Storyboards, Illustration

Link:

Website (Archive)


2004-2005

Artist / Illustrator / Graphic Designer

Freelancer, Cologne/Ringenberg

My Main Tasks: Paintings, Video Art, Exhibitions, Print and Web Design

Link:

Website Schloss Ringenberg


2004-2005

Pedagogical and Educational Supervisor

Secondary School, Hamminkeln

My Main Tasks: Art and Exhibition Workshop for Pupils


2003-2004

2D Artist und Animator

Spomedial - Sportmedizin interaktiv lernen, Cologne

My Main Tasks: Creation of E-Learning Content

Link:

Website Spomedial


2002

Trainee

Medienproduktion Schnittpunkt, Cologne

My Main Tasks: Video Production and Editing

Link:

Website Schnittpunkt


2000 - 2001

Student Assistant

Film and Video Equipment Rental Office of the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne

My Main Tasks: Advice and Rental of Film and Video Equipment

Link:

Website KHM


1996 - 1997

Disability Care Workers (Alternative Civilian Service)

Handicapped Aid, Diakonie, Stuttgart

My Main Tasks: Care for and Activities with Handicapped People


Education


2004

Diploma, Audiovisual Media / Media Arts

Link:

Website KHM


1999-2004

Audiovisual Media, Academy of Media Arts, Cologne

Link:

Website KHM


1997-1999

Fine Arts (Painting), State Academy of Fine Arts (Städelschule), Frankfurt a. M.

Link:

Website Städelschule


1996-1996

Graduation from High School (Abitur), Wirtschaftsgymnasium Albstadt-Ebingen


Skills

Languages

German (native)

English (fluent)

French (basic)


Core Capabilities

Game Concept and Design (Story Driven, Serious Games, E-Learning, Exer Games, Free-to-Play, VR, Location Based)

Storytelling

Art Direction

2D Art (Storyboard, Illustration)

Screen, UX and GUI Design

Project Management, Project Planning and Calculation, Team Management


Other Experiences

Balancing

Testing / Quality Assurance

Customer and Project Acquisition

App Publishing (iOS and Android)

Product Management

Analytics / Tracking / Reporting

Localisation

Video Editing and Compositing (Trailer / Teaser)

Music and Sound Conception and Production

Marketing

Customer Consulting and Support

Fair Presences

Fine Arts (Drawing, Painting, Experimental Film and Video, Installations, Exhibitions)

Assistant Director, Stage Set Design, Directing Actors, Theatre, Dance

Camera and Lighting


Software (Selection)

Adobe Photoshop (very good)

Adobe Flash / Animate (very good)

Adobe Illustrator (good)

Adobe Indesign (good)

Adobe After Effects (basic)

Adobe Premiere (good)

MS Word (good)

MS Powerpoint (good)

MS Excel (good)

Autodesk Maya (basic)

Audition / Cubase (basic)

Unity (very good)

Awards


2019

Winner of the "Gamification Award 2019" in the category "Sustainability" for "PTwist" - An open platform for plastics lifecycle awareness, monetization, and sustainable innovation, 2018

My Task: Game Concept

Links

Website Award

Project Website


2010

GIGA -Maus Award (Magazin "ELTERN FAMILY") - "Best game for console" in the category "for children in the age of 6 to 10 (primary school) for "Das magische Labyrinth" (Kiddinx Entertainment GmbH, Nintendo DS)

Link:

Awards


2005

Scholarship "Schloss Ringenberg" of the State North Rhine-Westphalia

Links:

Website Schloss Ringenberg


2000

2. Price for „Drawing Rhythms“ (2D Animation Film), International Short Film Festival „Kurz und Schön“, Cologne


Funded Game Concepts


2020

„MISSION X: ZERO-G“, Nurogames GmbH, 2020, Supported by Filmstiftung NRW with 50.000 €

2019

"When I Got Lost", Nurogames GmbH, 2019, Supported by Creative Europe with 140.970 €

2017

"Tales of Times", Nurogames GmbH, 2017, Supported by Creative Europe with 144.370 €

2014

"Tales of Nations", Nurogames GmbH, 2014, Supported by Creative Europe with 75.000 €

2013

"School For Vampires - Tales And Tasks ", Nurogames GmbH, 2013 , Supported by Creative Europe MEDIA with 99.400 €

2012

"School For Vampires - The Moonlight Quest", Nurogames GmbH, 2012, Supported by Creative Europe MEDIA with 98.000 €