Daniel Johan Blokland
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Passionate Head of Art with over 10 years of leadership and management experience in senior Art roles and 17 years’ experience as a digital artist. Qualified with Master’s in Computer Animation (Bournemouth Uni.) and Certificate in Management (Nottingham Trent Uni.). Consistently highlighted by direct line managers and key business stakeholders for excelling in roles and given additional remit and responsibilities beyond the studio hierarchy. Effectively generated and implemented new and unique game IP and features in the role of producer. Adept at overseeing every aspect of Game design from ideation to launch and beyond (Slots, Bingo, Scratch Cards and Table Games). Proven and effective project management and client-facing skills, resulting in full responsibility for the entire branded game roadmap and related client relationships, including global brands such as Warner Brothers & DC. Leveraged deep development knowledge and programming ability to refine art production pipelines. Resulting in reduced staffing levels, reduce budgets and delivering significantly optimised game packages. Experienced in contract negotiation with outsourced resource, reducing cost over time and leading negotiations in place of studio heads.