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.

Contents:

  1. Professional experience
  2. Education
  3. Computer skills
  4. Language skills
  5. Awards

 

Professional experience

Since November 2016

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 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 one, 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.


 

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, VisualBasic, PASCAL, C.O.F.F.E.E., HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Development tools

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

Source management / versioning

Perforce, Git

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, V-Ray, Arnold

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

First language

English

Business fluent

Turkish

Advanced

French

Rather poor

 

Awards

3D World Magazine: Image of the month August 2009

For my image “Autumn roads”