Jonathan "Dumby" Lessard

Game Designer based in Québec, Canada

I'm a really intense guy who's passionate about playing and making great games!

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Email jonathanlecuyerlessard@gmail.com

Phone 4187178888

Skype crusifyx

Address 139 Ducharme
Québec, Québec G1M2G8
Canada

Hi and welcome on my portfolio!

Let me introduce myself. I’m Jonathan Lessard. I’ve been in the game industry for about four years during which I worked on many different games. I shipped many triple A games, but I also created a lot of content for games with a smaller budget.

Creativity and innovation are innate for me. Thinking about new things, new systems or original ideas, is easy for me. However, the more I’m working in this industry, the more technical I get! I learned scripting, visual-scripting, how to understand and work in multiple engines and how most things work together. I always want to get better, to gain more tools either inventive or technical.

Aside design; I’m also a heavy metal singer (listen here : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1fmL7UxHhHIb1eR-SEUi-w), a writer, and a gym-rat. I have many hobbies that let me express myself and that help me to develop new skills and learn new things. I force myself to try something new every week. I try, as often as possible, to get out of my comfort zone and to discover novelties as simple as a new comic book or as original as eating insects. The rest of the time, I’m the kind of guy who tries to optimize his schedule and to get the most of his time. Time is a finite amount and I want to do as much as possible with it!

In the following pages, you’ll find more about me and about my work, but you can always check up my LinkedIn profile (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanlecuyerlessard/en) or directly send me an e-mail! I hope you’ll enjoy your stay!


Skills

Design
Documentation
Reviews
Flowcharts
Test
Script
Visual Script
Word
Communications
Combat Systems
Systems and mechanics
Schedule
Bug fixing
Tracking issues
Investigation
Quick learning
Narrative writing
Excel
One Note
Photoshop
3DS MAX

Experience

Sarbakan

Game Designer

Québec, Canada · October 2015 – Present

Managing multiple projects at once that all have their own challenges and vision; writing documents such as GDD or pitches, producing levels and discussing with clients and other developers to bring awesome games in short period of time.
I worked on https://youtu.be/91FQ680qSRU, http://www.goldfishfun.com/games/gilberts_hamster_dream.aspx, and http://adrenalineamusements.com/snaky_tickets.html

Beenox

QA Tester

Québec, Canada · Septembre 2015 – October 2015

Find and test issues,
Being thorough,
File bugs and tasks,
Discuss features,
Bring new ideas and fresh suggestions,
Understand all the features of a game,
Make sure that smokes and flows are done in time.

Beenox

Game Designer

Québec, Canada · January 2014 – August 2015

Design attacks and behaviours,
Design combat systems,
Script,
Visual Script,
Integration in the engine,
Bug fixing,
Basic level design (Arenas and White rooms),
Brainstorms,
Documentation,
Flowcharts,
Balancing.

Beenox

QA Tester

Québec, Canada · April 2013 – January 2014

Understanding all the features,
Test thoroughly,
Find problems quickly,
Smoke,
Fill up reports,
Find issues,
Discuss issues.

Frima Studio

Game Designer

Québec, Canada · April 2012 – February 2013

Balancing,
Using what is already there to make something new,
Understanding multiple engines,
Level Design,
Content creation,
Card creation,
Narrative design,
Economic design.

E.N.D.I.

Game Designer (internship)

Québec, Canada · January 2012 – April 2012

Create many characters,
Tweaks,
Balancing,
Give personnality to the characters,
Bug fixing.

Education

CÉGEP Limoilou

AEC Video Game Design

Québec, Canada · 2011 – 2012

Level design,
Creativity techniques,
Game design,
Prototyping,
Word, Excel,
Gimp,
Photoshop.

CÉGEP @ Distance

DEC Social Sciences

Québec, Canada · 2006 – 2010

Western History,
Psychology,
Sociology,
Geography,
Economy,
Politics.