Matt Birken

  • Hollywood US-FL

Work History

Work History
Jul 2009 - Nov 2011

Game/Software Project Manager

Codebell LLC

Key Player in the Creation of A New Intellectual Property

Assessed and Mitigated Undisclosed Project's Risks Based on Priority

3DAsset Manager for Facebook’s FarmTown, Island Town (not released), Happy City andAnimal Island

Utilized MS Project to Input Resources, Deliverables, Dependencies, and Produce the GANT Chart

Scheduled, Updated, and Maintained Project Deliverables With Project Management Software: Fog Bugz

Utilized MS Excel Daily for the Development of New Game Ideas and Project Spec Information

Organized Project Asset Lists, Weekly Goals, and Outstanding Project Needs Using Google Wiki

Organized and Participated in TeamProgress and Design Meetings

Instituted and ReviewedTeam’s Weekly Progress Reports to Manage Team Efficiency

Hands On With Tringy's Vision Game Engine

Feb 2008 - Sep 2009

Game Manager

Trilight Studios

Trilight Studios, formerly Stratogon Entertainment, was involved in the development of numerous iPhone games. As well, we developed much software for the Georgia based Digital Blue. At Trilight, I managed a team of artists and programmers. I drew up RFPs, Design notes, hosted meetings, and more.


Apr 2011 - Jun 2011

Hand on Project Managment Certificate of Completion

Broward College

In the Hands On class, we as students, were required to develop and present a project plan. The details of which include, budget, tracking resources, risk management, and scheduling. All of this was tracked and presented using MS Excel.

Aug 2004 - Dec 2007

Bachelor of Science

Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale



3D Animation

I am able to use 3DS Max and Maya for animation. I am capable of creating simple rigs in both Max and Maya.                 -Biped and custom rigs Good Sense of Timing and Motion

Level Design/Commercial Engine Work

I have experience in many commercial game engines and proprietary engines like: Unreal 2 and 3 Trinigy Vision Engine Unity Big World Gamebryo Proprietary Engines

MS Project

Able to produce GANT Charts, track and input resources, schedule and budget in the program.

MS Excel

I have used Excel for creating project plans, tracking budgets, identifying and creating a risk plan, scheduling, and game design spreadsheets

Risk Management

Assessing, Identifying, and Mitigating Risks