David Hodges Portfolio

David Hodges


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Below you will find my resume and a small sample of works.

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Please note that due to past development standards some of the content is HTML5 with CSS3 and some contains Adobe Flash format.

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tafe Queensland East Coast

Hervey Bay, QLD                                          01/2011-Present
Multimedia Developer
Overview of position
My current position of multimedia developer within the Hervey Bay Location incorporates upgrading and maintaining technical skills with hardware, software, trends and devices. This includes reworking current content to update to the latest online standards for compatibility across all devices, laptops, computers and televisions. The position requires me to communicate, help and guide teachers with online resource development, image creation, photography and audio development.
Key Achievements:

  • Creator of the 'WBIT Visual Arts App' available on Google play.
  • Creator of the TAFE Queensland unified template designs cooperatively receiving, giving and responding to testing and feedback.
  • Creator of augmented realty content for a range of teams within Wide Bay TAFE and have set up team actions and snippets for speed development in Adobe products.
  • Developed a process to speed up development for our simple Janison frameworks, utilising the find and replace function with specific tags implemented into the template pages. I am competent in utilising various software tools (listed below) to create unique content such as icons, web optimisation, 3D, video, sound and animation allowing composite to a final product.
  • Competent in a diverse range of skills, including web sites and contexts, kiosks, and interactive media, Flash Development, Digital Versatile Disks (DVD) to 2D and 3D animations.

Wide Bay Institute of TAFE

Hervey Bay, QLD                             01/2003-2010
Multimedia teacher / developer
Overview of position
The position of multimedia teacher for Wide Bay TAFE integrated developing eLearning resources to VET and AQTF at AQF levels two, three, four and five, all successfully demonstrated to be audit compliant. Teaching modes were face to face, online and blended delivery modes develop course curriculum within all guidelines and parameters, manage enrolments, manage student retention rates, organised mapped and managed live projects to a successful outcome, maintain industry currency and mentor other teachers within the faculty. I managed the room hardware, software, server, switches and network wiring, updated and maintained all equipment in the room and cooperatively maintained computer software licencing.

  • Created the TAFE Queensland templates for distribution for all future online development state wide (2014)
  • Developed and implemented online resources in 2005 with successful migration to Janison Learning Management System (LMS) in 2006.
  • Coordinated staff and students in the learning management system environment to successfully provide facilitation and complete their studies.
  • I am an experienced Multimedia developer having experience in working with learners from diverse backgrounds, including international students. I also completed two major indigenous projects during this period.
  • Competent in professional use and teaching of the following software:  Adobe software, Macromedia, Autodesk 3D software, CorelDraw, zBrush, Microsoft Office and many operating systems.
  • Noted accomplishments in Griffith Graphic Design Shoot out in 2002 and 2004.


Hervey Bay, QLD                                                           1/02 - 1/03
Overview of position
Multimedia Teacher as above for private provider inside TAFE Queensland

Gothic Productions

Maryborough, QLD                                          1/03 - 2/05
Owner/Operator Part time

  • Contract work for commercial clients covering web sites, printing, video, photography, digital adjustments, interactive CD's and DVDs
  • Design work including initial pencil concept design and transitional digitisation
  • Interactive animations, menu structures and educational resources aimed at specific target groups. Client interviews, quotes and account keeping

Absolute Graphics

Maryborough / Hervey Bay, QLD                7/88-12/01
Graphic Designer - book layouts, DL's, business cards, calendars, embroidery, templates and numerous other works and layouts for customers around the area. I was contracted on a regular basis by Wide Bay Printing for Pre-Press and film work covering spot colour, process colour, grey scale and full colour work (CMYK).
Personal Achievements

  • One of six artists selected from hundreds of nominations for the 'Collective Insites' (http://creativehistories.com/) project in 2011. 'Collective Insites' was an award winning exhibition receiving the GAMMA Award for one of the best projects in 2011. My project can be viewed below (Flash content).
  • Designed, created and controlled the fabrication for the Fraser Coast Regional Council for the construction of the:
  • Queens Park entrance (Maryborough Qld)
  • Water Feature concrete wall, stainless steel water feature and room signs at Gatakers' Art Gallery (Maryborough)
  • Numerous stainless steel etchings in Maryborough, Howard, Tiaro and Hervey Bay
  • Designed and created the six 3.5 meter steel posts in 'Cherry Tree Lane', Richmond St Maryborough
  • Designed and printed a range of DL flyers and invitations.
  • Modeller and animator for Bob Owens Civil Constructions Service, creating a proposal video for submission to Bundaberg Sugar. This video was required to be in 3D and accurate in design, movement and functionality (2011).
  • Contributed to major multimedia projects for Queensland Museum, Whalesong Cruises, Queensland Health and Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum.
  • 3D Special effects for “Illegal Alien”, movie 2002.


    • CNART024 Diploma of Multimedia (Award for Excellence)
    • Bachelor of Multimedia Studies 2nd year (Grade Average of 6.5)
    • TAA40104 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
    • DRW300 Drawing Principles (PD)
    • NOS235V2 Desktop Publishing Functions
    • James Cook University Prep Course
    • A Grade Mechanic
    • THHBG01A Operate a Gaming Lounge
    • THHBFB01A Operate a Bar
    • Level 1 Olympic Weight Lifting Coach
    • Queensland Soccer indorsed Junior Coach
    • CorelDraw Graphic Design

Certificates, Awards and Honours

    • Flying Fish award for diligence in learning and facilitation
    • Innovation in Product and Services
    • Extra Mile Award
    • Gold Key membership CQU
    • Griffith University Digital Design Challenge 2002 and 2004
    • Award for excellence Diploma of Multimedia
    • Internationally published works (design graphics)
    • Adobe Web Design CS3
    • Adobe Creative Suite CS3


    • Family
    • Music recording in my studio
    • Art most mediums
    • Weight training
    • Computer art
    • 3D and 2D game design

Work experience

    • Multimedia developer Innovations team Wide Bay Institute of TAFE
    • The last picture show (Exhibition 2014)
    • Team member Collective Insites project
    • Production member for Bob Owen – Bundaberg Sugar bridge proposal video
    • Coordinator - Multimedia Department Hervey Bay
    • Extensive background in virtually all aspects of multimedia project management, creation, production, copyrights and post production.
    • Teaching with innovative delivery concepts and development
    • Web Page development maintenance and optimisation
    • Online delivery both through the Janison LMS and standard web servers
    • Develop external resources
    • Integrate and manage blended delivery
    • Maintain AQTF & compliance during development and delivery
    • Train and supervise student in all aspects of multimedia production, software, hardware and industry standards utilising real world clients and projects.
    • Build maintain and operate PC's and laptops.
    • Building and maintaining servers.
    • Software deployment
    • Create, maintain, upgrade and market the courses
    • Meet the strategic planning and policies including OH&S
    • Professional music recording and production

Skills and Abilities

    • Professional Software knowledge
      • Adobe suite through to creative cloud
      • HTML and associated stands and versions
      • jQuery
      • JavaScript
      • PHP and MySQL
      • 3ds Max
      • Auto CAD through to 2010
      • CorelDraw suite through to X6.2
      • Blender
      • Unity
      • zBrush
      • Sculptris
      • Microsoft office suite
      • Numerous other minor packages
    • Electronics
    • Fabrication and design
    • Mechanics
    • Photography
    • Video production, editing, special effects and compositing
    • Storyboarding
    • Sound recording, editing, special effects and publication
    • DVD production and publishing

This is flash content

Created for the 'Collective Insites' exhibition in collaberation with Ken Brooks from Brennan And Geraghty Museum.

Open "Brennan And Geraghty Museum" (opens in a new window)

Samples of public art design work for the "Fraser Coast Regional Council"

Image of the queens park entrance desined by David Hodges

Image of Queenspark entrance

Image of gatakers plaque

Image of 5 metre concrete wall design

Image of Sandpaper fig water fall

Image of sandpaper fig water fountain design

Imagfe of a DL flyer for Gatakers Art Space

Design created for Gatakers artspace - still used by the Fraser Coast Regional Council


Note some of this content is Flash

View "Tiddalik the frog", interactive story book

Concept art for characters


Level character interaction

Image of play design

vector character art

Vector character art

Bitmap character painting in photoshop

English soldier

Image of character painting


"The Angry Dummy" created for an exhibition with a theme of rage and exported to Blu-ray. Example of sound effects, music creation, mapping, custom rigging and lighting.


Example diffuse map file packing

Example difuse map image

Game model example low poly

Image of the pediatal inside 3ds max in wireframe

Same model rendered in unity with mapping applied (diffuse, normal and specular)

Image rendered in unity

Character model rigged and posed

Image of a game character


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