Colin Fearing                  CV                  Last Updated: July 2, 2021

Colin Fearing - CV/Achievements

colinfearing@gmail.com       403-688-6969       Canmore, Alberta

Awards & Experience 

  • Selected as a Global Finalist for the Schmidt Futures/Rhodes Trust 2021 Worldwide Rise Challenge "Rise is a global talent program that finds extraordinary young people who need opportunity"

  • MindFuel 2021 Tech Futures Challenge - “Using AI Generative Design to Optimize Material Usage and Strength in Metal Fasteners” 

    • Best Project Overall - $3.5k prize (competitors included several university-level projects) 

    • Best Prototype- $1k prize

    • Best Project Pitch - $2k prize

  • MindFuel 2021 - ~$2k in seed funding, separate from the MF award

  • 2021 Skills Canada Nationals - (solo team, Grade 10) 3D Character Animation - Gold    

  • 2021 Skills Alberta Provincials - (solo team, Grade 10) 3D Character Animation - Gold

  • 2021 Skills Alberta Provincials - (solo team, Grade 10) Video Production - Silver

  • 2021 Skills Alberta Regionals - (solo team, Grade 10) Video Production - Silver (Edmonton region) 

  • Jan 2020 - Work Study at McElhenney Engineering, quote from supervisor: "I would hire you if I could". 

  • June 2020 -  attended University of Calgary Hunter Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation - Entrepreneurial Thinking in Action online summer camp

  • April 2020 - helped 3d print 166 face masks for first responders. (See article)

  • Aug 2019 - selected to attend 2019 Rotary Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp. Learned about entrepreneurship, completed a full business startup cycle in 5 days, resulting in actual product

  • Makerspace 8 - special teacher's assistant helping students learn about new technologies

2D/3D Model/Rendering

Proficient in Blender 3D, Unity 2D/3D, Agisoft Metashape, Sketchup, Fusion 360 Generative Design

  • Won a Provincial Gold medal in 2D/3D animation from Alberta Skills 2020, as a Grade 9 student. Competition judges:“This is industry quality work"

  • Digital renders sold worldwide more than 1,200 times

  • Produced a medical visualization prototype for local knee implant startup Dynagenium (2019

  • Have used - World Creator, Gaea, Sculptris, Sketchup, Magicavoxel

App Development

Proficient in app dev and the creation of Augmented Reality (AR) mobile applications using Unity 2D/3D & Google AR Kit

  • Created and coded an AR app with photogrammetrized historical artifacts from the Canmore Museum. (July - Sept 2020), experience with publishing to Google Play Store.

  • Proficient in Unity 3D/2D, Google AR kit, familiar with C# programming & UI/UX design. 

  • Developed several desktop games with Unity (shown on projects page)

Design

Adept in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, Premiere Pro & After Effects

  • As a 14y/o, scored in the top 5% of all 2020 Junior Breakthrough Challenge video & animation entries, from a world-wide group of self-selecting, highly motivated teens as old as 18. 

  • Won Grand Prize in the 2019 New Zealand Trails photo competition, approximate value of $8000 CAD (May 2019)

  • At the 2019 district-wide school maker faire, I was involved in 34 of the 94 total projects displayed, and 29 of the 45 video projects. 

  • Photography - Silver Key, Honorable Mention -  2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, International Region (Canada, US Intl) 

Education

  • Currently in Grade 10 Vista Virtual School (VVS), attended Canmore Collegiate High School (CCHS)

  • Won a $5000 post-secondary scholarship to Pixel Blue College (as a Grade 9, 2020)

  • Grade 9 First Place - Highest Academic Achievement Award - CCHS ($100 Academic Scholarship) & Grade 9 Honors Standing

  • Canmore Lions Club Scholarship ($250), for overall achievement in citizenship, service and personal growth (2020)

  • Grade 10 - VVS High School - current average = 99.7%

  • Grade 9  - Top Student - Course average 99.9% (official credit courses) 

  • Grade 8 - Academic Excellence Medal

 “It is rare to see a design project that is so well executed AND is delivered in an engaging presentation!” “I am baffled by the quality of your work at just 15 years of age. Your video captures the essence of the engineering spirit, based on curiosity and a drive to improve society.” 

 - Anam Rizvi, Engineer - Exergy Solutions