Contact

512-971-2566

rerodger@andrew.cmu.edu

About Me

I am a producer and experience designer with a passion for story. I love seeking out engaging mechanics and finding creative ways to use new technologies. I am particularly interested in the magic that happens when the real world and virtual world overlap. I am currently pursuing a Master of Entertainment Technology at Carnegie Mellon University. 

Advanced Technology & Interactives Intern | Universal Creative |  Aug - Dec 2018

  • ​Tracked progress of vendors and internal teams on a daily basis 

  • Coordinated production of digital and physical mock-ups that were used to vet upcoming attractions

  • Wrote technical installation guides for all interactives planned for a new land

  • Prototyped experiences in Unity and iterated on game design features

Project Manager | Carnegie Mellon University + Verizon |  May - Sep 2018

  • Currently acting as project manager for a Verizon VR research initiative

  • Leading a team of 7 research assistants through design, prototyping, and testing activities

  • Exploring use of real world props, depth sensing cameras, and wearables in location based VR

Producer & Designer | Carnegie Mellon University | Aug 2017 - May 2018

  • Prototyped performative musical interfaces utilizing full-body tracking in VR

  • Designed, procured, and constructed a 12 speaker surround-sound installation for pairing ambisonics with VR; supplemented with a DMX light show

  • Drafted and iterated level design in Unity and worked along-side team programmers to refine interactions

Senior Technology Consultant | Capgemini U.S.  | Mar 2014 - Aug 2017

UX Analyst: Rapid Design and Visualization | Projects and Sales Pursuits

  • Led design and requirements sessions, created personas, user stories, and journey maps

  • Produced mock-ups for a peer-to-peer recognition application with social and competitive components; pitched to a major federal organization

  • Trained incoming new hires on rapid design and agile methodologies

Project Management Analyst | The States of NV and SC (100+ resources)

  • Led deliverable reviews and project management activities with client executives on a weekly basis

  • Drove creation and acceptance of $8 million in project deliverables

  • Organized onboarding, client change-management, and training activities

  • Coordinator and intermediary for team of 10-15 testing leads; helped to build a relationship between our leads and the client

Graphic Designer | KLRN: PBS Station | Mar - Aug 2013

  • Developed station branding across print, web, and broadcast

  • Wrote promos and stroyboarded tv spots; designed billboards, ads, and web content

Set Designer & Assistant Art Director | Freelance | May 2011- Dec 2012

  • Crafted props, built sets, and scouted locations for prisons, hospitals and ranches with a focus on Sci-Fi themes

  • Worked in reality TV, including a home design show for HGTV, as well as film and commercial productions