Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

This is a listing of Frank’s professional career. To get a more personal look on him, visit the About page. To see what others have to say about Frank, see Testimonials.

Work experience

November 2016 – June 2020

Senior Software Developer Laubwerk GmbH

Development of the latest incarnation of SurfaceSPREAD and other Cinema 4D-related software products.

April 2014 – May 2016

Senior Software Developer Maxon Computer GmbH

Development of future technologies, R&D.

April 2014 – May 2016

Technical Manager Maxon Computer GmbH

Feasibility studies, code reviews, source code integrations, structures and processes.

September 2012 – April 2014

Project Manager Maxon Computer GmbH

Supervising 6 developers in the areas of modeling, motion tracking and workflow.

December 2009 – April 2014

Software Developer Maxon Computer GmbH

Development in C++ on OSX and Windows. Specialised in: Shaders, videopost effects, GUI, and workflow.

2006 – December 2009

Freelance 3D artist

Contract work e.g. for:

2005 – 2009

Freelance software developer

Plugins and scripts for Maxon Cinema 4D, including the highly successful commercial products:

  • SurfaceSPREAD
    a generator for cloning objects on landscapes according to art-directable geological rules, now owned by Laubwerk GmbH.
  • SplineSPREAD
    a generator for cloning and animating objects along splines with various rules and effects, now owned by Laubwerk GmbH.
  • ScoobyCamTools
    a set of expressions for realistic camera animation, including physical rig-based handheld cameras, or unobtrusively blending from motion-captured camera animation to synthetic motion, now owned by Maxon Computer GmbH under the name “MotionCam”.

2005 – December 2009

Freelance Collaborator Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk

3D Artist: Animation, modeling, development of rigs and expressions.

August 2003 – June 2008

CADENAS Solutions GmbH, Wolfsburg

Project management, parametric CAD construction, assembly scripting, electronic product catalogues, in-house development of librarian, management, and scripting tools.

August 2002 – August 2003

MediaWorld GmbH, Braunschweig

Internship in digital, web, and print media design. Also did 3D animation and lots of Photoshop work.

Education

2008 – 2009

Studied Turkish Language at Tömer (subsidiary of Ankara Üniversitesi)

2003 – 2008

Apprenticeship: Management Assistant in IT-Systems
Final exam at IHK Braunschweig.

2001

Ended school, intensive courses for English and music.

1993 – 2001

High school “Ricarda-Huch-Schule”, Braunschweig

1991 – 1993

Middle school / orientation stage “Orientierungsstufe Bültenweg”, Braunschweig

1994

Started programming with TurboPASCAL

1987 – 1991

Primary school “Grundschule Heinrichstraße”, Braunschweig

Computer skills

Programming languages

C++, Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Development tools

Apple XCode, Apple Instruments, Microsoft Visual Studio, VisualAssistX, Intel VTune Amplifier

Source management / versioning

Git, Perforce

Graphics / video

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe AfterEffects, iMovie

CAD / engineering

Autodesk Inventor, CADENAS eCATALOGsolutions, Punch! ViaCAD 2D/3D

3D animation / modeling / rendering

Maxon Cinema 4D, MoI3D, World-Machine

Audio

Propellerhead Reason, Ableton Live, Adobe Audition

Office

Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Apple Pages, Apple Numbers, Apple Keynote, OpenOffice/LibreOffice

Language skills

  • German
    Native language
  • English
    Business fluent
  • Turkish
    Advanced

Awards

3D World Magazine: Image of the month August 2009

For my image “Autumn roads”

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