Matthew Fass

Senior full stack developer with 20+ years of experience focused on building beautiful websites and applications.

Senior Full-Stack Developer & Communications Specialist with 25+ years of experience focused on helping businesses, educational institutions and non-profit organizations achieve their goals.

App Developer
Web Developer
Lead Developer
Social Media & Music Director
Music Coordinator & Technical Consultant
Creative Director & Festival Producer
Volunteer
Musician/Dreamer

Recent Work & Creative Highlights

November 2023
Website Launch
Hudson Valley Current
Just launched a new website for an exchange currency in the Hudson Valley - https://hudsonvalleycurrent.org/
October 2023
Website Launch
Tilda's Kitchen and Market

Just launched a new website for a a cafe Kingston, NY - https://tildaskitchenandmarket.com/

March 2023 - December 2023
Marist Poll Database Dashboard
Dashboard
I developed a very cool dashboard for the Marist Poll in Retool
  • React components
  • Custom Javascript queries
  • 100K + records
  • MongoDB
  • NoSQL database.
May 2023
Website Launch
Steven Demby PhD

Just launched a new website for a psychotherapist in Brooklyn, NY - https://stevendembyphd.com/

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

View on Vimeo

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

Visit Parade Website

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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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Collaborations

A Frog House

Environmental Non-Profit

designer, developer, email marketing, technical assistance

Amy Benedict

New Paltz Therapist

designer, developer

Arm of the Sea Theater

Non-Profit Puppet Company

videographer

Artist Derby

Annual Art Event in Kingston NY

volunteer, developer, technical assistance

Brazzamatazz

Brass Festival

creative director, senior producer, social media, developer, email marketing, designer

Cait Johnson

Writer

developer, technical assistance

Car Pal

Car Concierge

designer, developer, email marketing, technical assistance

Centre Helios

Renewable Energy Think Tank

developer, technical assistance

Chamber Music on the Hudson

Non-Profit Musical Organization

publicity, social media, email marketing

CFS - Contemporary Freudian Society

Psychological Training Institute

designer, developer, technical assistance

Continuum

Non-Profit Musical Organization

designer, developer

CPR Dave

CPR Classes

developer, technical assistance

Don Pollard Photo

Photographer

designer, developer

EEFC

Balkan Music and Dance Non-Profit

developer, technical assistance

Elizabeth Cunningham Writes

Writer

technical assistance

Gabrielle Garland

Artist

designer, developer, technical assistance

Golden Festival

Annual Balkan Music Festival

designer, developer, technical assistance, volunteer

Hangtime Gear

E-Commerce Business

developer, technical assistance

Hendl H Mirra

Artist

developer, technical assistance

Horses for a Change

Non-Profit Camp for Disabled Riders

developer, technical assistance

Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail

Non-Profit Musical Organization

developer, technical assistance

Hudson River Watershed Alliance

Environmental Non-Profit

developer, technical assistance

Hudson Valley Current

Local Currency Exchange

designer, developer, social media

International Riding Camp

Horseback Riding Camp

designer, developer, technical assistance

Jessica Lurie

Musician

developer, technical assistance

Jewish Heritage Travel

Non-Profit Travel Company

developer, technical assistance

Julia Haines

Musician

technical assistance

Kathrine Switzer

Marathon Runner, Writer & Speaker

developer, technical assistance

Kef Times

Newsletter

developer, technical assistance

Kingston Artist Soapbox Derby

Annual Community Event in Kingston NY

developer, technical assistance

Kingston Farmers Market

Local Farmers Market

developer, technical assistance

Kingston Food Coop

Non-Profit

developer, technical assistance

Laura Ljungkvist

NYC-Based Illustrator

developer, technical assistance

Marist Poll

Internationally Recognized Polling Organization

app designer, developer, technical assistance

Massive Clouds

Video Color Correction

developer, technical assistance

Max's New Hat

Musical Group

designer, developer, technical assistance

Midtown Lively

News Publication

designer, developer, social media

Mind Bombs

Alternative Think Tank

designer, developer, technical assistance

ML Fass MD

Psychiatrist

designer, developer, technical assistance

VHP Village Halloween Parade

Annual Community Event

developer, technical assistance, email marketing, social media, music coordinator

Novopower

Renewable Energy Non-Profit

developer, technical assistance

NY Jung Center

Non-Profit Educational Agency

developer, technical assistance

O+ Festival

Non-Profit Health & Wellness Festival

volunteer, videographer, technical assistance, sound support

Oasis Pages

Girl's Journaling Book

developer, technical assistance

Steven Drachman

Writer

developer, technical assistance

Peter Rizzolo

Author

designer, developer, technical assistance

Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

Rabbi, Teacher and Singer

developer, technical assistance

Rail Trail Cafe

Beloved Outdoor Cafe in Rosendale, NY

designer, developer, technical assistance

Raya Brass Band

Annual Art Event in Kingston NY

designer, developer, technical assistance

Reher Center

Non-Profit History Center

photographer

Rima Fand

Musician

designer, developer, technical assistance

Sarah Alden

Musician

developer, technical assistance

Scenic Hudson

Environmental Non-Profit

developer, technical assistance, digital asset management consultant

Sinterklaas

Annual Art & Music Event in Rhinebeck, NY

developer, technical assistance, social media, email marketing

SAYR General

Non-Profit Yoga Retreat Center

developer, technical assistance

Matt Moran

Annual Art Event in Kingston NY

designer, developer, technical assistance

Steven Demby

Clinical Psychologist-Psychoanalyst Based In Brooklyn, NY

designer, developer, technical assistance

Steven Michael Pague

Musician

developer, technical assistance

The Wolpe Society

Archive

designer, developer, technical assistance

ThinkingPartners

Design Agency

developer, technical assistance

Tilda's Kitchen and Market

Community Restaurant and Performance Space

designer, developer, technical assistance, social media, email marketing

Tiptons Saxophone Quartet

Musical Group

designer, developer, technical assistance

Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis

Professional Organization

developer, technical assistance

Waterfall Qigong

Qigong Teacher

developer, technical assistance

Watt O’hugh

Book

designer, developer, technical assistance

Winchester Dental

Dental Practice

designer, developer, technical assistance

Women Together

Eileen Fisher's Non-Profit Initiative For Women And Mindfulness

developer, technical assistance

Woodstock Jewish Congregation

Religious Institution

developer, technical assistance

WP Consultant

Developer Website

designer, developer, technical assistance

Resumé

MATTHEW FASS

Full-Stack Developer & Communications Specialist

matthewfass@gmail.com
(917) 497-7852
Kingston, NY, 12401

Overview

A seasoned Full-Stack Developer & Communications Specialist with over 30 years of combined experience in web development, social media management, event coordination, and music direction. Proven expertise in crafting compelling narratives, building community engagement through innovative digital strategies, and leading diverse creative projects. Committed to leveraging artistic expression and technology to foster inclusive, wellness-focused communities.

Experience

Communications Consultant & Full-Stack Developer

Freelance, 1997 – Present

  • Developed and executed comprehensive digital communication strategies for clients like Marist Poll and Scenic Hudson, enhancing community engagement and online presence.
  • Specialized in creating responsive, aesthetically pleasing websites and applications that streamline user experience and elevate brand identity.
  • Coordinated cross-functional teams to ensure cohesive messaging and visual branding across all digital platforms.

Senior Full-Stack Developer

Thinkingpartners, June 1994 – March 2020

  • Led the design and development of custom websites, focusing on functionality, user flow, and aesthetic appeal.
  • Collaborated closely with content teams to ensure consistent and effective messaging aligned with clients’ communication strategies.
  • Stayed at the forefront of digital communication trends, integrating the latest technologies to enhance project outcomes.

Digital Asset Management Consultant

Scenic Hudson, 2020 – 2021

  • Managed and optimized a large-scale digital asset library, ensuring efficient access and distribution of multimedia content.
  • Developed and implemented asset management policies and procedures to enhance workflow and content security.
  • Collaborated with cross-disciplinary teams to integrate asset management systems into the broader organizational infrastructure.
  • Trained staff on best practices for asset creation, storage, and retrieval, fostering a culture of efficiency and accountability.

Social Media Director & Music Coordinator

NYC Village Halloween Parade, 2004 – Present

  • Orchestrated comprehensive social media campaigns, significantly increasing engagement and brand visibility.
  • Curated diverse musical line-ups and coordinated large-scale performances, demonstrating exceptional leadership and organizational skills.
  • Developed innovative internal systems and credentialing processes to streamline event planning and execution.

Creative Director & Videographer

KNY Productions, January 2022 – Present

  • Produced and edited compelling video content for various platforms, enhancing storytelling through visual media.
  • Implemented advanced techniques in video stabilization, color correction, and graphics to produce high-quality, engaging content.
  • Managed multiple projects simultaneously, maintaining a high standard of creativity and technical excellence.

Co-Founder, Co-Producer & Creative Director

Brassroots/Brazzamatazz Brass Band Festival, 2018 – Present

  • Conceptualized and launched a community-focused music festival, overseeing all aspects from curation to execution.
  • Implemented innovative promotional strategies to maximize attendance and engagement, ensuring a successful and memorable event.

Skills

  • STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION: Crafting and executing effective communication strategies to engage diverse audiences.
  • DIGITAL CREATIVITY: Utilizing design software like Canva, Davinci Resolve, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Sketch to create visually captivating content.
  • WEB DEVELOPMENT: Proficient in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP, with a strong understanding of responsive design and SEO best practices.
  • LEADERSHIP & COLLABORATION: Leading cross-functional teams and collaborating within shared leadership structures.
  • EVENT PLANNING & MUSIC DIRECTION: Coordinating large-scale events and directing musical performances, with a focus on community engagement and artistic expression.

Volunteer Experience

Videographer, Stage Manager & MC

O+ FESTIVAL, 2019 – PRESENT

  • Captured key moments and stories, contributing to the festival’s promotional and archival material.
  • Acted as stage manager, sound tech and MC
  • Coordinated parade route with O+ staff

Assistant Producer

KINGSTON ARTIST SOAPBOX DERBY, 2016 – PRESENT

  • Assisted in event production, coordinating logistics and contributing to the creative direction of the event.

Parade Marshal

THE MERMAID PARADE, 2022

  • Ensured the parade ran smoothly by managing participants and assisting with event coordination.

Tech Support & Event Logistics

NYC GOLDEN FESTIVAL, 2010 – PRESENT

  • Provided technical support and coordination

Education

Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH

  • BA in Communications