About Me

A designer and developer with a passion for games

Matthew Kirchoff
This is me! 
I'm a designer and developer, often in tandem.
Over years of experience on many different projects, I have immersed myself in the field of design and development to become an expert in my field. I am constantly growing and improving my skills, and passions. 
When I'm not developing or playing games or software, or learning sign language, you might find me enjoying one of my two other main hobbies, photography and fishing. 
​​​​​​​Current Location: Lombard, IL
Email: mekirchoff@mail.bradley.edu
Recipient of  Innovation of the Year Award 2021 Turner School & SBDC 
Winner of Bradley University's Social Impact Challenge in 2020 
Winner of Bradley University's Big Idea Competition in 2020
Graduate: Bradley University - 2022
Masters: Masters of Science in Game Design and Development
Undergrad: Bradley University Class of 2021
Major: Bachelor of Science in Game Design 
Computer Science
User Experience Design
Entrepreneurship and innovation 
Tools & Software:
Coding Languages: 
C++ | C# 
Java | Python 
Game Engines:
Unity & Unity 3D
Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator | XD | Dreamweaver | Photoshop | Lightroom | Indesign | Acrobat | Premier Pro | Audition
GSuite | Microsoft Office
Figma | Invision
Slack | Jira | Trello | Monday.com
Microsoft Visual Studio
Technical Skills
Game Design and Development | Tech Design
User Experience Design Visual & Digital Design 
Sound Design | Level & Environmental Design
AI Design and Development | Systems Design and Development
Full-Stack and Lifecycle Development | Agile Development | Scrum 
Object-Oriented Programming & 3D Math
Rapid Prototyping | Paper Prototyping | Iterative Design
Gray Box & Adhoc Testing | Research & Analytics | Operationalization
Video Production | Photography 
Web & Mobile Development
Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality Design and Development
Soft Skills
Creativity | Passion | Curiosity | Positivity
Problem-Solving | Critical Thinking | Time management
Adaptability | Flexibity | Communication | collaboration
Wireframing | Storytelling | User Empathy 
Work Experience:
We Hear You, LLC: Chief Design Officer (September 2019 - Present)
Manage marketing, website content, and company image.
Head of product design.
Bradley University: Graduate Game Design Teaching Assistant (August 2021 - May 2022)
Teaching Assistant programming liaison for senior game design capstone project
Teaching Assistant for freshmen starting design and development courses
Taught programming and reviewed codebase and projects in Unity Engine 
Gone In 60 Escape Games: Intern - Game Master (May 2018 - June 2019)
Assisted with the development of escape rooms props and graphics.
Fixed bugs for the company’s event managing software.
Crafted gameplay experience as game master and storyteller.
Trained new employees.
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