Ashby deButts

Designer, Programmer, Digital Artist

 

About Me

I am a Junior at the University of Chicago studying mathematics, computer science, and visual art. I currently work in the Media Arts and Data Design Center at UChicago.
To learn more about me, keep exploring my site or reach out directly.

 

Experience

 

Media Arts Data & Design Center

Web & Game Designer

Summer 2019

  • Team member and module developer for alternate reality game for incoming students

  • Used HTML and other tools to design webpages and digital experiences on a weekly basis.

  • Created digital paintings of game archetypes

Media Arts Data & Design Center

Student Staff

January 2019 - Present

  • Member of team that opened and operates fabrication and game lab

  • Train students on Laser Cutter, 3D Printers, and other fabrication tools

  • Leading creation of digital arts group focused on digital painting and 3D modeling

Mathematics Research Experience

Apprentice

Summer 2018

  • Accepted into paid, competitive internship of intensive study and research in mathematics

  • Explored various fields through lectures, including intensive study of differential geometry

Traveling Players Ensemble

Counselor/Shop Assistant

Summer 2017

  • Built costumes, sets, and props for eight traveling shows in ten weeks

  • Oversaw 30 campers on overnight trips

Leadership

 

Le Vorris & Vox Circus, University of Chicago

Board Member: Recruitment & Web, Director

March 2019 - Present

  • Responsible for managing social media and web presence

  • Teach technique and safety for static trapeze, trained in CPR and first aid

University Theater, University of Chicago

Head Costume Designer

September 2017 - June 2019

  • Managed design, production, and costume budget for multiple productions

  • Responsibilities included: communicating with production team, budget, character design

Housing & Residence, University of Chicago

House Secretary, Orientation Aide

March 2018 - May 2019

  • Part of leadership team that organized activities for 80-person residence hall

  • Chosen to lead and organize orientation and teambuilding activities for 35 incoming students

Education

Expected June 2021

BS Mathematics
University of Chicago

Coursework Includes:

  • Honors Calculus (I-III)

  • Analysis (I-III)

  • Algebra (I-II)

Expected June 2021

Minor in Visual Arts
University of Chicago

Coursework Includes:

  • ARTGames

  • Computational Imaging

  • Figure Drawing

  • Alternate Reality Games


Honors & GPA

Dean's List (2017-2018)
GPA: 3.4/4.0


Coursework in Computer Science

  • Introduction to Human Computer Interaction

  • Introduction to Computer Systems

  • Introduction to Computer Science (I-II)

 

Skills

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Programming Languages

Working Knowledge

  • C

  • Python 

  • HTML

  • CSS

Basic Knowledge​

  • JavaScript

Software

Working Knowledge

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe CC

Basic Knowledge​

  • Blender 

  • Unity

Other

  • Customer Service

  • Project Management 

  • CPR & First Aid Certified

 

Let's Connect

Feel Free to Reach Our with Any Questions

 
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