Matthew Allen Designs

About

I graduated from Kent State University with Bachelors of Science in Technology and a concentration in Game Design. My passion for technology goes beyond game design. In my free time I continue to teach myself programming, modeling and design.

Work

NEO Launch Net

LaunchNET - Kent State Director of Technology (Aug 2013 - Dec 2015)

Helped guide students and Alumni starting a business. Utilized Design-Thinking and Lean Startup knowledge to refine business ideas into a MVP. 3D Designed and printed prototypes of products for use during investor meetings and pitch competitions.

iD Tech Camps

iD Tech Camps Instructor (Summers 2012 - 2014)

Taught students how to make games in various game engines, from Concept to Implementation. Organized and ran various activities for different age groups. Created individual learning experiences for students, including: milestones, troubleshooting, and accomplishments. Presented personal diplomas at closing ceremony with students and guardians.

Skills


Autodesk

3DS Max, Matchmover, 123D Design, Inventor, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD Civil


Adobe

Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign


Programming

HTML & CSS, MDL, Bootstrap, Foundation. Learning: jQuery, Java, JavaScript, AJAX, PHP, MySQL

Activities

Competitions
Entreprenuership Immersion Week
Entreprenuership Immersion Week

Fall 2014 (Representing Kent State)

Blackstone LaunchPad Film Fest
Blackstone LaunchPad Film Fest

Fall 2014 (2nd Place Winner)

TechPint Pitch Night
TechPint Pitch Night

Fall 2014 (2nd Place Winner)

Idea Olympics
Idea Olympics

Spring 2015

Pitch U
Pitch U

Fall 2015 (Finalist)

Blackstone LaunchPad Elevator Pitch
Blackstone LaunchPad Elevator Pitch

Fall 2015 (Organizer, Pitched)

University Innovation Fellow
University Innovation Fellow

Google Annual Meetup Spring 2015

Hackathons
Kent Hack Enough
Kent Hack Enough

Fall 2014 (Organizer, Best LEAP Motion Hack)

Fall 2015 (Organizer)

Fashion / Tech Hackathon
Fashion / Tech Hackathon

Spring 2014

Spring 2015 (Organizer)

MHacks
MHacks

Spring 2014

Fall 2014 (Top 10 Nominee)

Spring 2015

CWRU Hackathon
CWRU Hackathon

Spring 2014

Spring 2015 (Best Mobile App Winner)

Hack Illinois
Hack Illinois

Spring 2014

Spring 2015

Penn Apps
Penn Apps

Fall 2014

Fall 2015

Cal Hacks
Cal Hacks

Fall 2014

BitCamp
BitCamp

Spring 2015

Brick Hacks
Brick Hacks

Spring 2015 (Volunteer)

Hack The Planet
Hack The Planet

Fall 2015

Hackathon Games // Created in 36 hours

LEAP VR DJ

LEAP VRDJ MHacks IV Fall 2014 (Top 10 Nominee)

LEAP VRDJ was born out of wanting to use an Oculus Rift. MHacks IV was the first hackathon my team had been to that rented out Oculus Rifts through MLH. Alfred Shaker, the programmer, and I walked around trying to figure out what to make. No matter what we wanted to use the Oculus Rift and we already had experience using a LEAP motion controller. I came up with the idea of combing the Oculus Rift and LEAP to make an interactive DJ game like DJ Hero. Luckily for us we had a music designer, Jack Kenyon, from hacKSU with us who created the music in the game.

Oculus Podracer

Oculus Podracer Bitcamp 2015

Oculus Podracer was born out of the anticipation for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I also wanted Alfred Shaker to get familiar with Unreal Engine 4 now that is was free. I wanted to be able to spend time modeling and making Phyisically Based Rendering textures using Quixel. I learned a lot about Quixel, it was my first time using it, and I continue to learn more each time I open it.

3D

Island House South West Angle
Island House North East Angle
Island House Back Deck
3D Modeled Room
3D Modeled Shield
3D Modeled Architecture Visualization
3D Modeled High Poly Axe
3D Modeled Bomb Bot
3D Modeled LEAP Motion Shooting Gallery
3D Modeled LEAP Motion Shooting Gallery in Unity Engine

2D

Kent Hack Enough SnapChat Filters

Logo designs done by Robin Bonatesta. Layout and idea done by me.

Kent Hack Enough Snapchat Filter #1 Kent Hack Enough Snapchat Filter #2 Kent Hack Enough Snapchat Filter #3 Kent Hack Enough Snapchat Filter #4

2D


Kent Hack Enough Logo

Animation for Kent Hack Enough that was used during opening and closing ceremony

Logo designs done by Robin Bonatesta. Animation and idea done by me.

VFX

Apps

OH Menu OH Screen

OH [On My Way, Here] CWRU Hackathon Spring 2015 Best Mobile App

OH is an app that tries to help prevent texting and driving. I came up with the idea and the design for the app and worked with a team of programmers to complete it. The goal was to allow users a simple way of letting their contacts know they were "On My Way" or "Here" when visiting or picking someone up. This works but allowing simple button presses from the lock screen widget.

The user can add, remove, and rearrange contacts on their OH list. This list will then be displayed on the screen and the lock screen if they choose to add those widgets. While we can't prevent everyone from texting and driving we hope OH will allow people to respond simply without needing to open their messagining app and physically text and send a message.

Click here to download OH for Android