Who I am

I'm a level designer who loves urban planning and psychology. I worked on the GDC Best in Play winner Riverbond and placed 3rd Place at the Ubisoft NEXT competition for level design.

What I want

Create memorable experiences. 😇

Where I come from

I graduated Bachelor of Game Design at Sheridan College. Moved to Canada in 2013. Love the seasons!

What I really want

To control players using spatial design without them realizing. 😈

Photo of the Cococucmber team in 2017

I worked as a junior level designer on Riverbond by Cococucumber. It came out in June 2019 on PS4 and Xbox. We won Best in Play at GDC17.

Mindwax team in 2018 at Level Up showcase.

Also worked as producer and lead level designer at Mindwax Games, my capstone team. We showcased at EGLX 2018.

Photo of Falafel the cat

All while taking care of this mooch...

His name is Falafel.

Global Game Jam 2019 participants

I like to meet new people and learn new things.

Nawaf giving a talk at Game Curious by Hand Eye Society in 2019

And then talk about it

Photo of Nawaf at GDC 2018 with some friends

Sometimes I end up somewhere cool

Volunteers at Hand Eye Society Ball 2016

Me

Other times I sneak in and volunteer at

cool events run by cool people

Nawaf running coat check at Hand Eye Society Ball 2018

Hand Eye Society's Fancy Video Game party?
Coat check team forever <3.

Nawaf holdng first print of his book, 55 Things I learned In Game School

Currently I am working on publishing a book to help students get up to speed with game design concepts. You can find a copy at the top of the page!

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In May 2019, I won 3rd place at Ubisoft's NEXT competition in the level design category. I placed in the top 5 again in 2020.

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Did I mention that I love to read about

urban planning, psychology, and politics?

And finally...

Thank you for your time!