Hey there, my name is Pete Shand, I’m a freelance interactive developer / tech director, specializing in experiential installations. I am passionate, even approaching obsessive with everything digital, from the interwebs all the way through to mobile, desktop apps, VR and AR. I love a challenge and have a propensity for projects that combine the latest technology with beautiful design and UX. If you’re interested in working together get in touch.
• Project Architecture
• Tech Risk Assessment
• Stack Consolidation
• Continuous Integration
• Continuous Deployment
• Product Development
• Client Facing / Communicate tech subject matter in a straightforward way.
• Haxe, C#, AS3, TypeScript, JS/ES6, Node, Java
• Unreal & Unity3D
• 3D Modeling, Texturing
• Motion Graphics, Video Editing
• User Experience
• Graphic Design, Photoshop, Photography
WebGL self portrait
This video features projects produced by Peter J Shand during 2012 and were created in collaboration with RESN, Circul8 and Imagination. The projects all use Flash 11 stage3d technology, enabling full 1080p 60fps rendering. A big thank you goes to the many contributors of the Away3d and Starling frameworks.
Work History 2006-2017
Gun For Hire
Grumpy Sailor is an agile, creative laboratory experimenting with digital technology and storytelling.
Imagination is an independent, creative communications agency that transforms business through creativity.
Technical Director (2014-2017)
After working a string of mind-blowing projects at Imagination as a contractor I decided to join the company on a permanent basis and built the development team around the Imagination’s unique experiential business requirements. During this time we have built numerous experiential activations ranging from touch screen applications, mobile applications, ticketing systems, digital signage platforms and VR/MR applications. Imagination’s clients include: CBA, Telstra, GE, Ford, Samsung, Lendlease
Senior Flash Designer/Developer (2010-2011)
Pete’s core responsibilities at Razorfish involved the design and development of online advertising campaigns. A large proportion of these campaigns where centered around rich and standard banners, but also frequently involved microsites, motion graphics and games. Working at Razorfish was a great experience and offered a great opportunity to work with high profile brands.
Razorfish clients included: Mcdonalds, Audi, Blackberry, Microsoft, EDF Energy, Lastminute.com and NSPCC.
Pete began working at I.D.Studios as a graphic designer. His core responsibilities involved the designing or enhancement of existing Micro-sites, Banner adds and Mail-out campaigns. However he quickly became the flash go to guy after demonstrating his versatile & conversant skill-set (design, animation and development). His core responsibilities shifted to developing, deploying, delegating and testing new and existing micro-sites, video players and other campaign content.
Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design
Pete obtained this degree from the University of Waikato in 2005. This degree is a specialist three-year degree which combines visual art, creativity, lateral thinking, problem solving and has a focus on new technology.
The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship
This Programme includes a full tuition waiver and aims to enable the achievement of all-round excellence. Above all, it recognizes the importance of balance in fostering the development of future leaders and successful careers.Golden Key International Honour
An international organization, committed to recognizing academic achievement (membership extended to top 15%).
Don't Be Shy. Get In Touch.
If you are interested in working together, send me an inquiry and I will get back to you as soon as I can!