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Matt McLean is Production Director at Kiosk, a full service marketing agency.
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Matt has contributed to technology projects in the video game and web development industries since 2008. He cut his teeth as a manager and content creator at Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center and nearby Schell Games. Today, he continues to manage technology projects professionally for many different clients as Production Director at Kiosk. In addition, Matt takes on web design and development work on an independent basis, which keeps his skills sharp and gives him insight into other roles of the industry.

Education

Carnegie Mellon University

Master of Entertainment Technology

Pittsburgh, PA — 2010

Central Michigan University

B.S. Mechanical Engineering Technology, cum laude

Mt. Pleasant, MI — 2006

Experience

Kiosk

Production Director

Novato, CA — Nov 2016 – Present

Project Manager

Novato, CA — Nov 2014 – Nov 2016

  • Estimates projects, builds schedules, negotiates development resources and project priorities with production staff
  • Manages small interdisciplinary teams in agency environment to deliver web development projects
  • Standardizes pipeline processes, improving product quality and ensuring smooth deployments
  • Implements Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager setups
  • Trains clients and writes documentation on administrating their sites

Projects

PopCap Games

Associate Producer

San Francisco, CA — Oct 2012 – Oct 2013

  • Implemented, supervised, and optimized agile processes and workflows for the team
  • Collaborated with stakeholders, production, creative, and QA staff to prioritize and deliver features
  • Tracked and updated status of internal requests, tasks, bugs, and feedback

Projects

Electrified Games

Associate Producer

San Rafael, CA — Oct 2010 – Oct 2012

  • Developed task lists, monthly milestone roadmaps, and launch schedules
  • Built and maintained positive relationships with external clients via calls, visits, and transparency
  • Managed localization requests and timelines, performed string file updates

Projects

Schell Games

Intern Producer

Pittsburgh, PA — Jan 2010 – May 2010

  • Organized tasks and bugs, interacted with external clients, and assisted production staff
  • Introduced digital status board giving employees information about ongoing company projects

Projects

EA Pandemic Studios

Intern Producer

Los Angeles, CA — May 2009 – Aug 2009

  • Contacted writer talent and reviewed submissions for game narrative
  • Edited, compiled, and collated studio Agile resources for inclusion in EA knowledgebase

Projects

  • Mercenaries 3

Toyota Technical Center

CAD Technician

Ann Arbor, MI — Jul 2006 – Jul 2008

  • Prepared 3D surfaces and volumes for manufacturing and CAE analysis

Projects

  • 2009 Toyota Venza

Projects

Mt. Tam Astronomy Programs

Designer

Jul 2016 – Present

  • Designed a new logo for Mt. Tam Astronomy
  • Designed and prepared for print a half-fold 2017 program brochure and accompanying schedule inserts

Depero Futuristi

Modeler, Animator, Producer

Aug 2009 – Dec 2009

CPeLevated: Chicago Public Library YouMedia Space

Designer, Engineer

Jan 2009 – May 2009

  • Designed after-school learning and hang-out space in conjunction with YouMedia program

Interests and Skills

Web Technologies

  • HTML5, CSS3
  • Javascript, jQuery
  • php
  • Google Analytics (certified)
  • Google Tag Manager

Content Management

  • WordPress
  • HubSpot
  • Shopify
  • BigCommerce

Productivity Software

  • Perforce
  • Harvest, Harvest Forecast
  • Hansoft, JIRA, Fogbugz
  • Teamweek
  • FreeAgent
  • Microsoft Office
  • Google Apps

Creative Software

  • 3D Studio Max
  • Solidworks
  • Catia v5
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Premiere

Activities

  • 3D Modeling
  • Photography
  • Web Design and Development
  • Writing
  • Hiking

Organizations

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