Play has a new place.

Hi! I’m Shaun Norton, from Melbourne, Australia. I believe that new forms of live, active entertainment – a blend of games, sport and theater – will improve the health and happiness of society. Let’s make the future of play; hire me.

Proficiency

To develop and promote the enjoyment of new social entertainment in live venues, I am seeking to join a marketing team or startup in which I can deliver:

  • Market Planning
  • Event Management
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Stakeholder Liaison
  • Social Media
  • Content Management

Passion

I believe in the power of play to build fun and welcoming communities. I am focused on virtual play in real venues, and intend to be at the forefront of new experiences. As such, I am interested in businesses in the following areas:

  • Virtual/Augmented Reality
  • Esports/Gaming
  • Festivals & Events
  • Entertainment
  • Technology
  • Venues
  • Recreation
  • Place activation
  • Experiential marketing

Past

After years in retail management, I realised in 2017: We’ve got enough stuff – and stuff can always get made cheaper – but experiences and the way we provide enjoyment is unique. So I returned to study, and now I’m diving in to industry head-first. My career comprises:

  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • Small business owner
  • Assistant Retail Manager
  • Marketing – Copywriting & Design
  • Web Developer
  • Customer Service
  • Office Manager

Present

I am seeking work within the marketing or operations team for video games, live experiences, sport, recreation, entertainment and community spaces.

In my spare time I am developing a competitive, arena-scale virtual reality game; targeting MVP beta in early 2019, live testing events in mid 2019, and Oculus Quest hardware compatibility in late 2019.