José Rafael Striedinger

ARKDE platform

An award-winning eLearning platform for future Latino and Hispanic game developers, designers, and digital artists with more than 900 students and multiple instructors. Born out of my own frustrations by the lack of education alternatives in Colombia and Latin America.
Jose Striedinger portfolio ARKDE platform

As a solo entrepreneur, my role has expanded to not just design and development, but also producing, directing, marketing, and much more. Here is a list of the biggest accomplishments:

Web Platform Development

  • UI and UX design on Figma, resulting in a smooth and mobile-responsive experience
  • Full-stack development with tools PHP, Composer, Javascript, GSAP for animation, HTML+CSS, and more, creating a fast, reliable and performant website
  • DevOps using professional tools and platforms like Amazon Web Services and Kinsta, creating a platform that can sustain hundreds of users at the same time
  • I also designed, recorded and edited a Unity game programming and design course with 11+ hours of content. Subjects included OOP programming with C#, 2D development with Tile rules and other Unity 2D tools, Unity events, basic AI , audio and UI.

Community Building & Direction

  • Winner of a $25k Epic Games MegaGrant funding at the end of 2021 to continue educating people in Latam
  • Directed, Produced, and Edited a total 8 online courses with 7 different instructors culminating in more than 115+ hours of content on the site
  • Supported multiple initiatives around Latam with Scholarships like the Women Game Jam, LatinxInGaming, and more
  • Run multiple online events with Hispanic guest speakers from companies like Electronic Art, ThatGameCompany and Unity

The following is the 11-second intro that plays at the beginning of most of our online lectures. Directed by my very good friend Nilsson Cajamarca, Animation MFA at SCAD. Very proud of how it turned out!