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davidicus schacher

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

Engagement Strategy & Design UXecutive.com. Previously Vice President, User Experience, Zya. Musician, Philosopher, Patron Saint of Process

Engagement Strategy & Design UXecutive.com. Previously Vice President, User Experience, Zya. Musician, Philosopher, Patron Saint of Process

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Involved In

Advisor

Fancy Turnip

Positions

Experience Design NextVR April 2016 - present
Engagement | Usability | Strategy | Execution UXecutive.com September 2014 - present
Vice President, User Experience Music Mastermind, Inc April 2012 - September 2014
Art Director Music Mastermind, Inc 2010 - April 2012
User Interface Design Neversoft/Activision May 2004 - September 2010
Independent Marketing Design Expert Self Employed Contractor 2001 - 2004
Manager, Marketing DiscoverWare 1999 - 2001
Art Director DiscoverWare 1995 - 1999
pre-press, typesetting, and graphic design positions various companies and self-employed 1987 - 1991

Education

Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) Bachelor of Design with Distinction, Visual Communications.
University of Alberta BFA program
Various colleges, classes writing, photography, technology, psychology, management and leadership courses

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Early stage
  • • Databases
  • • Video Games
  • • Scriptwriting
  • • Fiction Author
  • • Storytelling
  • • Mobile app development
  • • Content Marketing Towards RPG And JRPG Fans
  • • Startup advising
  • • Collectible Card Game Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Games
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Edutainment
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Branding • Engagement • Visual design • Usability testing • Creative Direction • Design Strategy • User Experience Design • User Interface Design

Key Accomplishments

I moved to Los Angeles to work on the Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero video game franchises, then joined a $36 million startup to bring music creation to the masses. Check out my LinkedIn profile for awards and education.

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I'm open to phone discussions, chats and emails. I ask a lot of questions and love research.

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Jonathan S. Ross
We worked together  •  Writer, Project Manager / Producer & Business Strategist. Interdisciplinary "creative alchemist" with proven troubleshooting capability.
Davidicus is a highly creative individual who also possesses a keen analytical mind, and is always willing to look at facts and objective re ... ality and not just rely on intuition or fall back on "artistic integrity" if his vision is challenged. He understands the dynamics of communication and is very good at interfacing not only with other creatives, but with those who come from other disciplines. I believe Davidicus is an asset to anyone he collaborates with and I continue to work with him and consult him for side ventures myself.
Christopher Kao
We worked together  •  Senior Producer / Game Designer, Section Studios and Founder & Game Designer, Always Player 2.
Davidicus has the great combination of being creative and analytical. He's got a wealth of experience, and knows how to communicate well vi ... sually and verbally. He also has a strong work ethic to match. He has all the right makings of a great entrepreneur.
Daniel McLaren
We worked together  •  Strategic Game Development Consultant, Self-Employed. Previously Chief Creative Officer, SongHi Entertainment.
Davidicus is on an incredibly short list of individuals that I would trust to co-found a studio with. Over the years, his insight, reliabili ... ty, design focus, resourcefulness, and analytical eye has been a guiding light to many (both above and below him). Most people have "great ideas", but Davidicus' specialty is his ability to visualize those ideas as a real product and to create a user experience around that product where users genuinely feel delighted to engage with. Furthermore, Davidicus is a voice of reason and maturity in the face of pressure. When hotter heads being to prevail, Davidicus has a gift for bringing the focus back to the essentials, and getting everyone back on track. His holistic look at development and the user experience gives him the ability to guide even the most stubborn individuals towards the products ultimate vision. Davidicus is indispensable.
Dana MacKenzie
We worked together  •  Senior Studio Graphic Designer - User Interface Designer / UIX Concept Artist / Senior Artist, Sony.
Absolutely! Davidicus is incredibly passionate and driven in his pursuits. I've known him for over 20 years, and Dave has continually impr ... essed me with his ability to keep pushing the envelope of creativity, while revolutionizing on a continuous basis. Dave is thorough in his pursuits, and his ability to communicate ideas is top-notch.
Kevin Lew
They're my advisor  •  Director, Startup Development Program (Technology SBDC), Bixel Exchange / LA Area Chamber of Commerce.
Davidicus took initiative joining the Bixel Exchange as an aspiring entrepreneur after having worked as an experienced animator in the enter ... tainment industry. Although a first time entrepreneur, he has the analytical and critical mindset to continue searching for the right opportunities to impact the high growth technology sector. I see him making great impact with the right team.
Kevin Lew
They're my advisor  •  Director, Startup Development Program (Technology SBDC), Bixel Exchange / LA Area Chamber of Commerce.
Davidicus took initiative joining the Bixel Exchange as an aspiring entrepreneur after having worked as an experienced animator in the enter ... tainment industry. Although a first time entrepreneur, he has the analytical and critical mindset to continue searching for the right opportunities to impact the high growth technology sector. I see him making great impact with the right team.
Kevin Lew
They're my advisor  •  Director, Startup Development Program (Technology SBDC), Bixel Exchange / LA Area Chamber of Commerce.
Davidicus took initiative joining the Bixel Exchange as an aspiring entrepreneur after having worked as an experienced animator in the enter ... tainment industry. Although a first time entrepreneur, he has the analytical and critical mindset to continue searching for the right opportunities to impact the high growth technology sector. I see him making great impact with the right team.
Kurt Gutierrez
We worked together  •  CEO + Creative Director, Fancy Turnip. Previously Project Manager + Game Designer (contract), Kiloo.
Davidicus is a perfectionist and a great leader. He has a personality that I think fits well with being an entrepreneur. His eye for design ... and management skills are a great combination for a successful start-up and company leader.

Christopher Kao
We worked together  •  Senior Producer / Game Designer, Section Studios and Founder & Game Designer, Always Player 2.
Chris is a persuasive communicator. He sees strategically, formulates plans unafraid of challenging status quo, and gathers consensus behind ... them--all great qualities in a startup environment!

Jonathan S. Ross
We worked together  •  Writer, Project Manager / Producer & Business Strategist. Interdisciplinary "creative alchemist" with proven troubleshooting capability.
Jonathan is a smart, skilled communicator capable of considerable strategic insight. I've admired his work ethic, dedication to research and ... process, and ability to laugh under pressure. One of the most capable and diligent people I've worked with. You can only benefit from his experience.

Andy Lee
We worked together  •  Concept Artist, Magic Pixel Games.
Andy is a highly talented artist, and one of the sweetest guys I've known.