Welcome to my portfolio website, and thanks for checking it out!
(As a brief note, I used to be known as Tyler Howard; old work and documentation of mine may still reference be by that name.)
I studied at Southern Methodist University and received my Bachelor of Science with a major in Computer Science in 2011, and I continued my studies at The Guildhall at SMU with a Master of Interactive Technology degree with a specialization in Software Development in 2013. I currently work at Unity as a Software Engineer, and prior to that I worked at Synacor from August 2015 to June 2021 and 5th Planet Games from June 2013 to January 2015.
You know your Bartle-Crouch archetypes, right? I’m an Explorer, and it shows. In games, I’m usually the person that researches the mechanics in-depth to help out my friends optimize their builds, and outside of them, I have a continual love of learning. Programming is my main skill of trade, but on the side, I also enjoy painting in watercolor and reading up on fictional writing and cognitive psychology. I’m not just satisfied with functionality alone, I like understanding why something works and what the underlying implications are. I like being able to understand the nitty-gritty details of a complex topic enough to translate them to a higher-level five-minute version. I like making someone else’s job easier.