Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details
NameJoris Dormans
Date of BirthFebruary 20, 1975
Place of BirthGeleen, The Netherlands
2008-2012Game Design (PhD), University of Amsterdam. Dissertation Engineering Emergence: Applied Theory for Game Design succesfully defended on January 13, 2012. Supervisor: Prof. dr. ir. R.J.H. Scha. Co-supervisor: dr. ir. J.J. Brunekreef
1997-2004Cultural Studies (MA), Free University Amsterdam. Graduated in February on the thesis Visual Grammar, Constructing a Grammar of Visual Design. Supervisors: prof. dr. L.H. Hoek and prof. dr. D.H. Schram, grade: 9 out of 10.
1993-1996Architecture, Technical University Eindhoven. No diploma.
1986-1993Dutch pre-university education (VWO) Sint Bonifatius College, Utrecht. Subjects: Dutch, English, Mathematics ('A' and 'B'), Science, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and History
Professional Experience
2007-presentFreelance Game Designer for small games and gameplay consultancy
2005-presentLecturer of game design, human centered design and interactive narrative. Hogeschool van Amsterdam.
2005-2006Lecturer of new media theory and game design. Avans College, Breda.
2005Lecturer in the course Theory of Representation: Information Design, Free University Amsterdam.
2004-2005Application administrator for the Educational Faculty Amsterdam
2002, 2003 & 2004Student-assistant Free University Amsterdam, assistant lecturer in the course Theory of Representation: Information Design. In 2002 together with professor E.S.H. Tan. In 2004 together with associate professor J.I.L. Veugen.
2002Student-assistant Free University Amsterdam, research assistant for professor E.S.H Tan for a study of the visual material of the Dutch eight o'clock news concerning the Attacks on the World Trade Centre and the War in Afghanistan.
2001Internship at the Free University Amsterdam to compile a reader, prepare and evaluate complementary material for the course Text, Image, Representation for students of Cultural Studies.
2000, 2001Student-assistant Free University Amsterdam to teach practical classes for the course Text, Image, Representation for students of Computer Science and Cultural Studies.
1998-2004Database administrator / programmer for various Dutch youth care institutions.
1997-1998Operator Group Delft (OGD), helpdesk employee and system operator.
Extra Curricular Activities
2001-2003Chairman of the foundation 'Het Gespuis', which supports political, social or cultural orientated youth organisations in Amsterdam by providing them with a location to organise meetings and activities on the Spuistraat.
1998-2002Student-member of the 'education committee' of Cultural Studies.
1998-2000Student-member of the 'evaluation committee' of Cultural Studies.
1997-2006Member of 'Loesje' Amsterdam
1996-1997Chairman of the 'Virus' foundation, which organized a cultural festival in Eindhoven that welcomed 6000 visitors and programmed 90 acts in the disciplines of fine arts, theatre, music, dance, cinema and literature.
Skills & Languages
LanguagesDutch (native speaker)
English (good passive and active skills)
German (average passive, basic active skills)
Computer SkillsGood command of all standard applications (Windows, Office, Corel Draw, Pagemaker, etc.)
Internet languages: HTML, PHP and JavaScript.
Programming languages: C#, C++, Delphi, AS3 and Java.
Databases: Oracle, MySQL, SQLServer and Access (including associated query and programming languages)