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Matt Surka

Software engineering student with a background in game development, sound design, writing, editing, and project management. Pursuing Master’s degrees in Computer and Information Technology and Computer Graphics and Game Technology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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C#, C, Java, Unity, Reaper, FMOD, Blender, GIMP, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator

Software Development

Project Lead – HEARtREAD (Jun. 2015 – Feb. 2016)

An audio-only adventure through a lightless world. Recipient of the 2016 Figgie Award for Accessibility and Inclusion (Digital Showcase) at the Boston Festival of Indie Games.

Developer – LiquidMaps (Dec. 2017)

A Java application that creates an animation of a city’s roads. Final project for Intro to Software Development at Penn.

Small games and works in process


University of Pennsylvania (Aug. 2017 – Present)

Dual Degree (in progress): Computer and Information Technology (MCIT), Computer Graphics and Game Technology (CGGT)

Brown University (Sept. 2007 – May 2011)

Double Concentration: English (Nonfiction) and Political Science (American Politics), AB; GPA: 3.72

Thesis Topic: “How Videogame Reviews Shape the Way We Talk About Games”

Employment Experience

Multimedia Artist – Self-Employed (Oct. 2016 – Present)

Program Assistant – Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities (Apr. 2017 – Jul. 2017)

Program Manager – National Fund for Workforce Solutions (Sept. 2013 – Sept. 2016)

Associate Director of Research – CFO Publishing LLC (Mar. 2013 – Sept. 2013)

Research Editor – CFO Publishing LLC (Jul. 2011 – Feb. 2013)