Paru K.


Utilitarian design for regular & power users.

Hello, I am Paru. I live in Sweden but also Online.

I work efficiently and prefer ambitious and goal-based workflow.
I think methodically; from the overarching impressions to the finer details.
I enjoy working and accomplishing new things together.

I have been learning independently (programming, drawing, publishing, ...) since 2011.
In 2018, I began academic education at University of Skövde with UX design, then game development.
In 2021, during year two of college, I started my own development studio "Kemze".

My favored styles are: geometric abstraction, digital degradation, strong silhouette and characterization.

Main projects.

Kemoverse Online - 2018-

Unity, Godot, Krita, Blender

Independently developed social-roleplaying game with original worldbuilding. Game and idea crafted over years; learning game engines (Unity, later converted to Godot), programming internal functionality (asset loading, navigation, various systems), implementing and modelling unique areas and customizable characters, conceptual sketching and planning of systems and content, storyboarding and editing for cutscenes and video editing, designing user interface and implementing server-based network functionality.

VRChat projects - 2021 - 2022

Unity, Blender

VRChat Mutebook: virtual dictionary book for mute communication. Designed and organized 6 pages of commonly used phrases and words in a virtual interactive book. Researched existing solutions for in-game communication such as sign language, text-to-speech but also real-life solutions. Tested the book extensively in-game with other players and collected feedback for improvement.

Character modeling: Optimized/Low-poly character modeling.

Bard Music Player - 2017 - 2018

C#/Windows programming, Reverse engineering, Community management

C# program to automatically play MIDI files in Final Fantasy XIV. Reverse engineered memory addresses, designed user interface and functionality. Created large community and Discord bot for writing and sharing user-submitted music files. Released program as open source and later transferred ownership.

Source code

Commercial and personal book projects - 2015-2018

InDesign, Book printing, Drafting, Packaging/Shipping to international customers

Kemotek/Kemoners: Book collaborations with other artists (10~20) recruited through Internet. Planning, organizing and designing book content, assigning work and deadines, managing prints and shipping to worldwide customers.

Personal books: Experimental art books focusing on artistic expression of personal thoughts and feelings.

Parupaint - 2012, 2016

C++/Tools programming, User interface, Networking

Personal tool for drawing and animating artworks over the Internet. Designed and implemented user interface and various internal systems, featuring multi-frame and multi-layer drawing with network synchronization. Rewritten in 2016 using Qt framework and added many features.

Source code (Qt rewrite)

Smaller projects...