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Cohen Matthew ResumeAug09 by We3r4h66

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									 2436 Palazzo Ct.
 Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
                                                         Matthew Cohen                                            Matthew.Cohen6@gmail.com
                                                                                                                               847.420.4230
                                                                         www.gomattcohen.com

EDUCATION
   The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg
      Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Art & Design                                                                                   Schaumburg, IL
      Cumulative GPA: 3.4                                                                                                               June 2009

WORK HISTORY
     The Imagination House (www.theimaginationhouse.com)
             Orlando, FL
     Graphic Design Intern
                  Jun - Aug 2009
          • Created 3d models and environments for use in client's advertisements
          • Assisted in the design of corporate logos

      Griot Enterprises                                                                                                                          Ch
      Digital Painting Intern                                                                                                     April – Jun 2008
               Developed a concept that integrated original with existing characters in “The Horsemen” comic book series
               Illustrated concept as a digital painting that will be featured in the upcoming 2009 issue of “The Horsemen”

               EVSolution (www.evsolution.net)                                                                                        Deerfield, IL
      Freelance Graphic Designer                                                                                                         Jan 2008
             Strategized logo design to reflect client’s vision for an innovative symbol that embodied expertise and good
            value
           Designed company logo and tagline that appear on all promotional materials and website

      Buffalo Grove Fitness Center                                                                                                Buffalo Grove, IL
      Kids’ Club Associate                                                                                                      Aug 2004 – Present
               Managed up to 40 children ages 3 months to 12 years, facilitating a positive and welcoming atmosphere
               Led individual and group activities, promoting children’s participation and cooperation
               Developed original games that merged surroundings with imagination to entertain children

RELATED EXPERIENCE
      “Price of the Piper” Project                                                                                                 Lincolnshire, IL
      Winner of The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg 2006 Senior Scholarship Competition                                          June 2006
       for Game Art and Design
               Created an original, hypothetical video game layout including concept art, game specs, character designs,
                 cover artwork, sample level description, storyline, controller scheme, and professional grade packaging
               Awarded second place out of approximately 150 applicants

TECHNICAL DESIGN SKILLS
               Expert in 3ds Max, Photoshop, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint
               Proficient in Zbrush, Audition, Premiere
               Experience with Illustrator, Flash, After Effects, Blender, Unreal 3

								
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