Hello :)

Welcome to my site!

My name is Ryan Bottriell, I am an Interactive Multimedia & Design student at Carleton University in Ottawa ,Canada. This site is both a game and an interactive portfolio / resumé of my work.

Play, explore and have fun. If you have any question or comments feel free to get in touch with me at ryanbottriell@live.ca


My Resumé

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Bachelor of Information Technology, Interactive Multimedia & Design, Co-op

September 2010 - Present

Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

3rd year, CGPA of 10.94/12.00 ( A equivalent )

2010, 2011, 2012 Entrance Scholarship

Graduating in April, 2015

Relevant Skills & Experience

Design Skills & Programming Experience

Worked on researching and prototyping various features for a AAA title for the Xbox One; allowing me to learn about the video game industry and expand my skills in both design and user experience

Designed and implementing clean and unique UI and UX designs for television-based web applications and cable boxes at Espial; demonstrating a good knowledge base in UI / UX design and the ability to bring my designs to life

Lead developer and designer for 'Feed The People', a Windows Phone 7 game that won 2nd place in the Microsoft Imagine Cup Canadian finals in 2012; showing my ability to learn quickly (C# and Windows Phone Libraries), and turn that knowledge into a successful endeavor

Developed a prototype web-based game creation application for a research project at Carleton University; showing my potential as a developer and my passion for innovation

Designed and created print and web objects for the Carleton University athletics department to promote campus events and campaigns; demonstrating extensive time-management skills as well as great ability to understand and cater to client specifications

Computer Skills

Highly experienced coding in HTML 5, CSS 3.0, JAVASCRIPT, and PHP

Extensively experienced with Adobe Design Suite: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Acrobat and Flash/Action Script 3.0

Some experience with Microsoft VS in C++ and C# creating game logic and graphics programs

Communication Skills

Fluent in English

Full comprehension of French with proficient conversational skills

Presented designs which were in many different stages of development to various clients in a clear, concise manner to emphasis design motives and communicate the vision of each one

Leadership/Teamwork Skills

Effectively worked on many teams in an Agile setting using Scrum methodologies

Successfully aided in the creation and facilitating of a large leadership camp for high school students to develop leadership skills and teach responsibility and networking

Attended a 10 day conference held by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council to learn political and leadership skills with students from around the world

Organized many team projects for various multimedia applications by creating direct, easy communication between team members and developing long-term plans as well as long and short-term deadlines for all members

Participated in Carleton University and the Ottawa Carleton District School Board's leadership camps to learn advanced topics and methods for proper organization and leadership of small and large groups

Work Experience

Game Designer

May 2013 - December 2013

Microsoft - Black Tusk Studios

Vancouver, BC

Research Assistant (System Design & Programming)

September 2012 - April 2013

Carleton University School of Information & Technology

Ottawa, ON

Visual Designer

April 2012 - August 2012

IBM Canada

Ottawa, ON

UI / UX Designer & Developer

January 2012 - April 2012

Espial Group Inc.

Ottawa, ON

ACZ Commercial Truck Driver

November 2011 - December 1969

Transport Help

Ottawa, ON

Graphic Designer

September 2010 - April 2012

Rideau River Residence Association

Ottawa, ON

Sound Technician

November 2010 - December 1969

Carleton University Students' Association

Ottawa, ON

Some Of My Works

Here I've posted some of the things I've done in the past or are working on now.

Please keep in mind that a lot of my commercial work is proprietary and not available on this site. I'd be glad to talk about them as much as I can if you want to get in touch

Let's See Them

A Dream Come True

For as long as I can remember I have wanted my own bus. I couldn't really tell you why but it's a childhood dream. In the fall of 2013, while on an internship in Vancouver, Canada, I actually bought one :)

This blog is a record of my journey home and an has ongoing updates about what happened next.

Take Me There!

How To Get In Touch

The best way to reach me is through my personal email. I can usually get back to you within 24 hours.



LEGO Generator

Mar 01 - 07, 2014

Using Python scripting in Autodesk Maya, I created an interface which generates LEGO Technic pieces. The project required us to put together a set using those pieces.

Builder Game

Jan 2014 - Dec 1969

I have always loved management/construction games such as Roller Coaster Tycoon or Prison Architect. I started my own web-based game of this style, and continue to develop it when I can.

Peterbilt Animation

Nov - Dec 2012

This was the final project in my 3D Modelling & Animation class. The goal was a 30 second video which showed the assembly of an complex object.


Jan 27 - 29, 2012

Solstice was created in 48 hrs at Global Game Jam in 2012. The theme was Ouroboros. Our game won best overall at Carleton University. My roles were designer and programmer. It was made in Adobe Flash using ActionScript 3.0.

Feed The People

Jan - Apr 2012

A Windows Phone 7, physics-based game that took second place in the Microsoft Imagine Cup Canada 2012. My roles were lead designer and sole developer. It was created using C# and XNA.

Graphic Design

Sep 2010 - Apr 2012

I created mostly print with some web/digital pieces for both the Carleton University Athletics Association and the Rideau River residence Association.

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