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 im not developing or playing games, or learning sign language, you might find me enjoying one of my two other main hobbies, photography and fishing. 
Current Occupation: Undergrad Student
Current Location: Peoria, IL
Email: mekirchoff@mail.bradley.edu
Tools & Software:
Coding Languages: 
C++ | C# 
Java | Python 
HTML | CSS
PHP | MySQL
Game Engines:
Unity & Unity 3D
Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator | XD | Dreamweaver | Photoshop | Lightroom | Indesign | Acrobat | Premier Pro | Audition
Github
GSuite | Microsoft Office
Figma | Invision
Slack | Jira | Trello | Monday.com
Microsoft Visual Studio
Technical Skills
User Experience Design | Graphic 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 
Education:
Graduate: Bradley University - 2022
Masters: Masters of Science in Game Design and Development with Programming Concentration
Undergrad: Bradley University Class of 2021
Major: Bachelor of Science in Game Design 
Minors: 
Computer Science
User Experience Design
Entrepreneurship and innovation 
​​​​​​​Leadership:
RockPocalypse: Team Lead (2019)
Cattlepult: Game Design Lead (2017)
Spell Scribe: UI / UX Design Lead (2018)
Awards:
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
Work Experience:
We Hear You, LLC: Chief Design Officer, Co-Founder (September 2019 - Present)
Manage marketing, website content, and company image.
Head of product design.
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.
Mt. Hawley Country Club: Club Attendant (March 2017 - August 2019)
Provided premium membership service.
Management of driving range and cart barns.
Trained new employees.

Pat Clark Productions: Production Assistant (July 2019 - March 2020)
Assisted in filming and editing client videos.
Business consultant to improve company workflow.
Half-completed drone school.
Bradley University: Graduate Game Design Teaching Assistant (August 2021 - Present)
Teaching Assistant programming liaison for senior game design capstone project
Teaching Assistant for freshman starting design courses
Taught programming and reviewed codebase and projects in Unity Engine 
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