Ian Holstead I make games!

Who am I?

I just graduated from computer engineering at the University of Waterloo and I'm looking to start a career in game dev! By trade, I'm a professional programmer with 2 year of full time work experience though co-op. My game development interests are primarily in gameplay programming with a focus on movement mechanics and game cameras.

When not working on my own games or, lately, traveling a lot, you can often find me playing video games with my friends, making videos, taking photos and enjoying the outdoors.

Knowledge & Experience

I like making games!

  • Participated in over 8 game jams
  • Introduced and taught UE4 to hundreds of university students
  • Provide presentations and facilitate discussions on game design for undergraduate game dev club

Two years of professional full-time experience

  • Completed 6 co-op jobs, receiving an evaluation of 'excellent' at each one
  • Finishing degree in Computer Engineering at top engineering school in Canada
  • Experienced with over 10 programming languages and frameworks

I also have a range of other interests

  • Semi-professional film making, photography and graphic design
  • Board of directors and class representative for Engineering Society
  • Award winning techinal presenter
  • Three time uWaterloo engineering orientation media team lead
  • uWaterloo game dev club executive