Name: Kim Nehzaty
DOB: October 8, 1994
Current location: Sweden, Stockholm
Languages: Swedish (native), English (expert), Persian
Education: Digital Design at IT-Gymnasiet in Stockholm, Sweden.
Source engine, Valve Hammer Editor (8 years)
CryEngine Sandbox (3 year)
Adobe Photoshop (8 years)
Adobe Premiere (7 years)
Adobe Flash (3 years)
Basic Web Language (HTML, CSS, 4 years)
Maxon Cinema 4D (4 years)
Currently working on: Personal projects
Status: Available for freelance or contract work
July 15, 2013 - Full-time job as Photographer, photo-artist/editor at photo studio.
January 2, 2013 - Full-time job as IT-consultant, web designer, troubleshooter and assistant at photo/film studio.
September 10, 2012 - Started major Left 4 Dead 2 project, involving level design and modelling.
August 18, 2012 - Third year studying Digital Design at It-Gymnasiet.
Febuary 13, 2012 - Part-time job as IT-consultant and web designer at photo/film studio.
August 18, 2011 - Second year studying Digital Design at It-Gymnasiet
August 18, 2010 - Started studying Digital Design at It-Gymnasiet.
My name is Kim Nehzaty and my great passion is game development. Since the age of 10 I have been working with different types of media. That is really where this whole interest I have started. Creating.
From there it only went downhill and my passion became stronger.
While I've always been interested in all types of media, level design is what I enjoyed the most of all. I started off by creating really imaginative and enjoyable maps for Counter-Strike: Source, and then went onto Team Fortress 2. I created single maps for about 3 years, then I moved onto bigger personal projects.
One worth mentioning was a personal mod for the game Portal which I was really excited about. I made two episodes for this mod all by myself. It was quite challenging since I did the work of a whole development team, including marketing the modification.
So, while level design is what I enjoy the most in game development, I also enjoy all aspects of making a game.
Whilst game development is the biggest passion of mine, photography and 2D art follows very close behind. My parents work as professional photographers, so I grew up with that. Around age 12-15 I did my own illustrations and images. I also designed different blogs and websites with simple style codes and images I created. When got older I started taking photos myself and started to learn how the camera really works. So my knowledge of cameras and photgraphy is increasing all the time.
I started reading digital design when I turned 16. I felt that is the area which I want to grow stronger in, and I am.