CV

Dorian Scheidt

DIY Polymath – Montréal, QC

Since the age of 11, Dorian has been inventing, organizing and promoting independent creative projects. He’s booked successful Cross-Canada tours, performed hundreds of concerts, released numerous records and recorded dozens more, built stacks of websites, used all sorts of social networking and promotional tools, written countless blog posts, and sent literally zillions of emails. He’s a scheduling ninja, stats junkie, tech wizard, and is often described as “a pretty alright dude, if occasionally a tad hyperbolic.”

He learns fast, communicates clearly, and tries to do “good things.”

Selected Experience:

Web Development

  • Modern Single Page App development using Javascript MVC frameworks like Backbone, Ember and Angular
  • Full stack app development from concept to deployment and national traction (ChartZapp!)
  • Developed multiple WordPress based websites, building custom themes (with custom post types, fields and taxonomies), using child themes, plugins, and more to maximize audience engagement
  • Experience with multiple Multilingual frameworks for WordPress
  • In depth knowledge of SEO best practices for websites, as well as use of analytical tools to measure performance and aid decision making.
  • Over a decade of experience with HTML and CSS in multiple development contexts
  • Strong foundation in mobile-first responsive design
  • Experience using SASS and Compass to streamline front-end development
  • Experience implementing Javascript and jQuery for interactivity and animation
  • Experience using Coffeescript to make coding JS a breeze
  • Comfortable with multiple front end frameworks including Foundation, Bootstrap, and Gumby

Coordination

  • Promoted numerous concerts in both Montréal and Calgary, working with local and touring acts (such as Cousins, Man Your Horse, Jon McKiel, Saxsyndrum and more)
  • Comfortable communicating with venues, technical staff, musicians and journalists about all aspects of concert production and promotion
  • Successfully booked and promoted concerts in every province with over 120 shows since December 2009
  • Experienced in economical routing, budgeting, and maintaining an effective schedule
  • Coordinated and designed 10+ physical releases since 2005
  • Concerts and releases featured in magazine listings, blog posts, radio shows, podcasts, and across various social media platforms

Sound Recording

  • Freelance mobile recording engineer, worked with many fantastic musicians from across the country including Chad Van Gaalen, Ruff Talons, Duzheknew, The Famines, and many others
  • Wealth of experience communicating with musicians and industry professionals about tone, song structure and other technical aspects of music production
  • Production volunteer at CKUT and CJLO, with experience in studio set up, broadcasting and mixing live in-studio and remote sessions

Radio

  • CKUT FM Interim Production Coordinator (October – December 2012) – Ad Production, Volunteer training, Sound Recording
  • Member: CKUT Steering Committee (June 2012 – Present)
  • Co-Host/Co-Producer: New Shit (August 2012 – October 2013)
  • Member: Hiring Committee (Music Librarian Workstudy Position – August 2012)
  • Fill-in Host: Aaack!, Cabelli Presente, Underground Sounds, Total Eclipse of the Charts, Kitchen Bang Bang Law
  • Active Campus Community Radio Volunteer since Fall 2011

Digital Outreach

  • Active using social networks to promote creative projects since the days of mp3.com and Myspace
  • Email newsletter writing, design, delivery and tracking using Mailchimp, Mad Mimi, PHPlist
  • Comfortable using design tools such as Adobe Illustrator and the GIMP to make clear and effective promotional materials, posters, etc.

Tools of the Trade

HTML/CSS/SASS/PHP/Javascript/jQuery/Coffeescript
Google Analytics + Webmaster Tools
Wordpress/Drupal
GIMP/Photoshop/Illustrator
Pro Tools/Logic/Audition
Bandcamp/Soundcloud
Facebook/Twitter/Buffer/Hootsuite/Etc.
Mailchimp/Mad Mimi/PHPlist
Google Calendar/Docs/Maps/Etc.
Office Suite

Education

Concordia University – Electroacoustics (2009-2011)
McGill University – Music & Music Technology (2007-2009)

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