Applicable Skills

  • Competitive game systems design
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 and previous
  • Adobe Flash CS4 and previous
  • HTML 5, CSS 3, XML, XSLT
  • Adobe InDesign CS5 and previous
  • Adobe Illustrator CS5 and previous
  • SC2 Galaxy Editor - RTS level design
  • COH2 World Builder - RTS level design
  • Unity3D
  • Visual Studio
  • Excel, Visio - game balance tracking/tweaking, unit/object interaction sheets
  • Unreal Engine


Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design (Magna Cum Laude), Marymount University, May 2007


  • COMPTIA A+ IT Technician
  • COMPTIA Network+
  • COMPTIA Security+
  • Certified Knowledge Manager


Brandon Casteel was a staff writer for while that site was active, and is the proprietor of His writing has appeared in, and, as well.

Career Highlights

Wayward Strategist

Writer, Proprietor, Game Design Consultant


  • Started a blog to discuss my favorite game genre – real time strategy games. I write game reviews and RTS theory
  • Developers have approached me to talk about the overarching design of their RTS + tower defense games
  • Game concept design consulting on unannounced Animus Interactive RTS
  • Practical game flow/usability consulting on unannounced independent tower defense game

Dream Harvest Games

Game Designer


  • Game designer with Dream Harvest Games on their upcoming Arena RTS Failure: NeroSlicers
  • Created and help maintain a balance and interactions sheet for unts and abilities
  • Propose and implement new features, mechanics, systems, units, and abilities
  • Assisted the art team with UIX wireframes and drafting
  • Have helped clarify the game's core design philosophy and re-form some of its core systems

  • Supported a variety of government clients, creating workflows and custom-scripted applications to meet mission critical needs for the automation of business processes
  • Created interactive, functional dashboards that combined data from multiple custom SharePoint lists in a seamless interface using Data View Web Parts and Javascript
  • Troubleshooting and management of server and Central Administration
  • User and administrator training
  • SharePoint and website branding using Boostrap 3, custom HTML and Javascript
  • Building SharePoint applications 
  • Website and custom application design logic, wireframing, comprehensive drafts, scripting

MD Tech Solutions

Creative Director

Aug 2015-Oct 2017