Matthew Fass

Website designer and engineer with 20+ years of experience focused on building beautiful WordPress sites.

Lead Developer ~ ThinkingPartners
Music Director ~ NY Halloween Parade
Creative Director ~ Brazzamatazz Festival
Dreamer/Visionary ~ @matthewfass

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Recent Work & Creative Highlights

Fall 2022
Music Video
Creative Director, Videographer and Editor ~ Lara Hope & the Arktones
  • Concept development
  • Videography
  • Editing and color grading in Davinci Resolve

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2004 - Present
Event Production
Music Director and Social Media Director ~ NYC Village Halloween Parade
  • 15th year as music director
  • 30+ bands of all varieties
  • Increased Instagram following by 5K in 2 years
  • Airtable based-instructions and permits

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2021-2022
Consultant
In Park Digital Engagement Consultant ~ Scenic Hudson
  • Conducted needs assessment and created strategy documents for the Communications team at Scenic Hudson
  • Lead the development of a WordPress based microsite utilizing 360° VR photography
  • Developed all virtual kiosk technology and user engagement tracking
  • Conducted user focus group sessions to assess results

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2016 - Present
Retreat Center Website
Lead Developer ~ Sivananda Ashram Bahamas
  • Fully responsive
  • 200K annual visitors
  • Lead generation
  • Direct connection to lodging booking service using API calls

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Resume

Matthew Fass

Web Content Specialist

Contact

Email: matthewfass@gmail.com

Phone: (917) 497-7852

Address: Kingston, NY, 12401

Career Objective

Website designer and developer with 20+ years of experience focused on building beautiful HTML and WordPress sites with proven knowledge of leadership, problem-solving, and workflow prioritization. Aiming to leverage my abilities to successfully fill the Web Content Specialist role at your company.

Experience

Freelance Web Developer

Matthew Fass | WP Consultant, Kingston, New York / Jan 1997 – Present

  • Develop custom websites to meet individual client needs.
  • Leverage mastery of HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript and WordPress to build top-quality code for diverse projects.
  • Maintain updated knowledge of industry techniques and technologies related to digital communication.
  • Collaborate with web content editors to facilitate website maintenance.
  • Coordinate workflows to optimize resources and prioritize high-volume workloads.
  • Verify front-end code functionality across browsers and platforms.

Lead Developer

ThinkingPartners, Red Hook, NY / June 1994 – March 2020

  • Developed custom websites to meet individual client needs.
  • Collaborated with web content editors to facilitate website maintenance.
  • Completed programming projects that complied with existing coding standards and design styles.
  • Maintained updated knowledge of industry techniques and technologies related to digital communication.
  • Leveraged mastery of HTML, CSS and JavaScript to build top-quality code for diverse projects.

Social Media Manager

NYC Village Halloween Parade, New York, NY / Jun 2018 – Present

  • Maintain social media calendar and support brand identity by creating engaging social media content.
  • Plan and execute social media vision, driving brand discovery and participant engagement.
  • Develop social media strategy by measuring and reporting on key metrics.

Music Director

NYC Village Halloween Parade, New York, NY / Apr 2004 – Present

  • Hire 30+ marching bands, steel pan bands, samba bands and other musical groups for the annual parade in NYC.
  • Created and improve custom internal systems for parade staff using Airtable to coordinate over 250 groups of performers.
  • Developed a credentialing system to allow 2000+ people access to the lineup area.
  • Maintain a ticketing system using EventBrite in order to raise money for the event.
  • Act as technical liaison to the artistic director and solve technical problems as they arise.

Videographer & Video Editor

KNY Productions / Jan 2022 – Present

  • Capture visual content and edited general assignment stories for multiple platforms.
  • Research and implement various editing techniques to enhance video stabilization, color correction and graphics
  • Trim video segments to specified lengths, and reassemble segments in sequences that present performances with maximum effect.
  • Edit audio to remove voiceover mistakes and verify consistent volume levels
  • Manipulate and edit videos to upload and post to social media platforms and websites.

Skills

  • Design Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Sketch, Figma, Canva
  • Front-End Skills: HTML, CSS, Javscript
  • Non-linear Editing Software: Davinci Resolve
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Scripting Languages: PHP and JavaScript
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Version Control Systems: Git, GitHub
  • Web Analytics Tools
  • Web Development Projects
  • Website Best Practices

Education

Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH

  • BA Communications

Volunteer Experience

Founder & Producer

Brazzamatazz Brass Band Festival @ Seed Song Farm, Kingston, New York / Feb 2018 – Present

  • Created event with co-producer and curated programming
  • Designed and implemented efforts to publicize events and promote sponsorships.
  • Organized registration of event participants.
  • Hired, train and supervised volunteers and support staff required for events.
  • Coordinated services for events, such as accommodation and transportation for participants, facilities, catering, signage, displays, special needs requirements, printing – and event security.
  • Directed administrative details, such as financial operations, dissemination of promotional materials, and responses to inquiries.