My name is Matthew Peter Montanez.

I find elegance in `if` statements:

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Actionscript, adobe creative suite, ajax, affiliate marketing, apache,, branding, c++, cms (content management systems), css, database design, flash, graphic design, html, java, javascript, jquery, linux, mac os, mvc (model-view-controller) architecture, mysql, object oriented programming, online marketing, php, seo (search engine optimization), software development, social networking, sql, svn, uml, visual studio, w3c standards, web accessibility, web development, windows os, and xml.

Professional Experience

Web Developer / Partner November 2005 Present

Big Smile Magazine: Southern California's Favorite Independent, Online Music Magazine Los Alamitos, CA
Independently conceptualize, develop, and maintain platform for community based, music focused, discussions. Website is search engine optimized (SEO) and includes social networking and affiliate marketing integration. Big Smile receives over 2,500 unique visitors per month with nearly 60% entering via organic searches and over 25% entering via social networking referrals. Revenue is generated via Google Adsense and an iTunes affiliate program.

Web Developer / Consultant June 2005 Present

International House of Graphics: Graphic Design, Web Design and Website Development, Los Angeles La Verne, CA
Consult small business owners seeking development of a web presence in order to brand and market their business online. Provide branding, marketing, graphic design, web design, web development, and search engine optimization (SEO) services. I have constructed over 50 custom designed websites including,, and

Information Technology Student Assistant October 2010 June 2011

Cal State University Los Angeles, College of ECST Los Angeles, CA
Developed an SEO strategy, integrated social networking, established Section 508 accessibility compliance, and implemented web traffic analysis for CSULA's College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology department website. Also managed, repaired, and troubleshot computers and other electronic equipment throughout department laboratories.

Web Developer December 2009 March 2010

EcoAlliance: Artificial Grass Resource and Distributor Ontario, CA
Independently conducted a three month case study focusing on company brand, marketing material, and website development. Ultimately produced a complete, branded online presence that resulted in EcoAlliance achieving top Google search ranking for several keyword phrases within the environmental landscaping industry.

Application Developer October 2009 December 2009

No Division: Screen Printing, Stickers, Buttons, and Graphic Design, Los Alamitos Los Alamitos, CA
Developed a back-end customer management program and a highly effective 'Quick Quote Generator' application available for online visitors. The 'QQG' application reduced screen print quoting time from 20 minutes to less than one minute. Also, created screen print ready custom graphics for clients seeking specialized t-shirt and garment prints.

Application Developer October 2008 April 2009

Hippo Charging, Inc, Pasadena, CA
Developed an in-house web application: the 'Hippopedia'. This application included tools for financial analysis, in-house communication, and project tracking allowing the company CEO to effectively manage his business from a mobile device. Also, conducted over-the-phone and on-location training for credit card processing devices.


Bachelor of Science in Computer Science June 2011

California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Courses include Computer Ethics in the Information Age, Data Structure and Algorithms, Web and Internet Programming, Software Design, Software Engineering, and Computer Architecture.

CSULA Senior Design Project: Collaborated with the Naval Surface Warfare

Center of Corona, CA to develop a large scale report querying system to be utilized by personnel on base and onboard naval submarines. The development process required thorough documentation including a Software Requirements Specification, a Software Design Document, and rigorous testing documents. The application platform included .NET scripting and an Oracle 10G database. SVN used for source code version control.

High School Graduate with Focus in Computer Science 2005

Don Bosco Technical Institute, Rosemead, CA
Awarded 'Excellence in Technology'


My hobbies include running, hiking, tai chi, jujitsu, skateboarding, playing guitar, playing basketball, writing computer programs, watching TV, exploring, hanging out with friends, watching movies, and playing video games.

I write for Big Smile Magazine: Southern California's Favorite Online Music Magazine.