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Gavin Ball

Academic Associate

Game Development and Entrepreneurship

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

Software and Informatics Research Centre (SIRC) - Room 4384
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 3729

gavin.ball@ontariotechu.ca


Research topics

  • purpose-led modular visual design
  • real-time asset creation for games and interactive systems
  • real-time rigging systems
  • grassroots game development training

Background

Gavin Ball is an Academic Associate in the Game Development and Entrepreneurship program at Ontario Tech University. He specializes in art, animation and design for real time graphics systems. His experience working in the game and animation industry as a visual development artist, production artist, illustrator, art director, texture artist and modeler have informed his understanding of art production for games and animation. His current interests are related to design aesthetics, visual appeal, and modular purpose-led, principle-based approaches to design and animation.

He has worked on a variety of game and animation projects in his career and taught in game and animation programs at Seneca, Centennial and Durham College before joining the university. He is currently developing an independent game called Gladiotron through his Durham Region-based game studio, Full Circle CS.

Education

  • Advanced Diploma Animation Arts Seneca College, Canada 2006