Matthew Russo

Application & Software Development


About Me

Howdy! Thanks for checking out my work!

I'm a recent graduate of New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. At Gallatin, I curated my major -- Design and Entrepreneurship -- which consisted mainly of game and fashion design, studio art, and business courses. The open-ended nature of my degree has allowed me to constantly push my academic boundaries and think about each of the areas I've focused on in an interdisciplinary method. My studies and curiosities have extended beyond the classroom and I love taking on new projects that force me to think critically and creatively.

In my free time I love biking through the labyrinth of New York's streets, exploring new creative applications of technology, and reading.

Professional Experience


Full Stack Developer

Heat.wav // New York, New York (June 2017 - present)

Heat.wav takes a locational and spatial approach to helping early-to-mid stage artists discover new opportunities.

As a developer at Heat.wav, I work closely with the founder to ensure his creative vision is translated to the technical implementation of the platform. In this position, I am responsible for modeling the platform structure, developing key features using external API's and services, and implementing the UI.


Full Stack Developer Intern

Endorsify // New York, New York (May 2017 - July 2017)

Endorsify is applying image recognition and machine learning models to the influencer marketing industry

I integrated Stripe's services into the platform to enable subscriptions to Endorsify and allow users to hire and pay other users. I developed a real-time messaging system using Pusher’s API. Additionally, I helped maintain the codebase on the server.


Lead Intern

Findings New York // New York, New York (December 2015 - August 2016)

Findings New York is a wholesale showroom for upscale women’s clothing

I helped improve the workflow of the office by supervising and training new interns, assisting the Logistics Manager, and ensuring that all appointments and tasks were efficiently and effectively addressed. In this position, I began to learn management skills and how to balance the many interests of different people within the company.



Bachelor of Arts // Design & Entrepreneurship // May, 2017

New York University, New York, New York

Minor: Game Design

Magna Cum Laude, Cumulative GPA: 3.854;