Matthew Carver

About me

I draw, I create digital models, I write, I make music

My objective

I am passionate about helping people and organisations develop their digital brands. I seek to combine my experience in marketing and media research with design and technology competencies to deliver timely project excellence.

I offer thoughtful, responsive and carefully executed WordPress design, alongside associated graphic design, digital marketing, editing and copywriting services.

My employment history

The first part of my career centred around social housing refurbishments and urban regeneration. During this time, I embarked on a successful Masters degree in building surveying, which culminated in a thesis (awarded Merit) on the development of industrial real estate in southeast Europe. On moving to Brussels, I was engaged as Corporate Marketing Manager and later Head of Marketing by an industrial real estate developer. For several yeas, I was Head of Insight for a pan-European trade association representing media companies.

My media work focused on researching and writing high level reports designed to help senior industry executives assess and address the challenges facing their businesses, as well as conference speaking, event and project management.

Domains of expertise and competancy

Technical drawing and BIM

Technical drawing and BIM

Recently achieved Autodesk Certified User qualifications in AutoCAD and Revit. Masters degree in Surveying.

Construction and refurbishments

Website design & digital platforms

Developed websites for non-profit organisations, companies,individuals  and organisations; developed associated digital and social media assets.

Project management

Project management

Delivery of multiple successful projects, including media technology reports, industry conferences and research pieces.

Industry relationships

Industry relationships

Built a wide network of senior media, advertising and construction executives throughout Europe and the US; Conducted several successful negotiations with prospective clients.

Research and report writing

Research and report writing

Delivered several high-level media, advertising and technology reports; End-to-end management, including design, research, interviews, copywriting, editing and production.

Public speaking

Public speaking

Presented at several international media events; Moderated panels composed of senior media experts and executives.

Skills and competencies

What I'm good at

Drafting, modelling & design



Autodesk AutoCAD

Autodesk Revit

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign

Microsoft Office




Transferable skills

Written communication (EN)

Public presentation

Analytical problem solving

Project management

Team leadership

Collaborative teamwork



English (native)



Awards & qualifying institutions







15 years of experience in marketing and construction

Professional experience


Web designer


Thoughtful and creative website and graphic design services.

2009 – 2017

Head of Insight

egta (Brussels, BE)

Responsible for copywriting, research, report writing and conference management at an audiovisual advertising trade organisation.

2013 – 2016

Vice President Communications (voluntary)

Brussels Choral Society (Brussels, BE)

Responsible for all marketing and communication for a large symphonic choir, including concert promotion, sponsorship and internal communication.


Corporate Marketing Manager/Head of Marketing

Immo Industry Group (Aalst, BE)

Responsibility for various marketing and communications tasks (and, ultimately, for the whole marketing department) for an international industrial real estate developer, with projects throughout western, eastern Europe and Russia.

2004 – 2006

Tenant Liaison Officer

Cassidy & Ashton/Lovell Partnerships (Greater Manchester, UK)

Responsible for managing tenant relationships for a construction company refurbishing social housing in various parts of Greater Manchester.


Project Assistant

Halton Borough Council (Runcorn, UK)

Assistance in the administration of scheduled refurbishment and maintenance works in social housing.

2003 – 2004

Volunteer Project Assistant

Groundwork (Bury, UK)

Work with community groups and other stakeholders to execute environmental improvement works in a deprived part of Greater Manchester.




New York Institute of Art + Design

Technical course on 2D and 3D drawing, including isometric drafting


MSc. Surveying

University College of Estate Management/University of Reading

Masters degree covering various aspects of the construction profession, including: building technologies, construction law, project management, building pathology, maintenance and adaptations, etc. Third-year dissertation on industrial real estate markets in central and southeastern Europe.


BSc. (Hons) Psychology & Biology

Manchester Metropolitan University

Undergraduate degree, awarded 2:2.

Conducting experience

5 years experience with choirs and orchestras


March 2019

Messiah, G.F. Handel


A performance of Handel’s great oratorio, with period instruments.

June 2018

A Summer Garden Party


A collection of mainly a cappella choral music from the renaissance, classical and modern periods, including a new arrangement by Matthew Carver celebrating BachWerk’s first five years.

June 2017

O Magnum Mysterium


Music from the Renaissance: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Heinrich Schütz and Henry Purcell to contemporary classical music by John Tavener, Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen.

October 2016

Mass in B Minor, J.S. Bach


A performance of one of Bach’s greatest, and most challenging, works, given in support of the charity Les Projets d’Eléonore.

December 2015

Christmas Oratorio, J.S. Bach


As is traditional in Germany, this performance included cantatas 1, 2, 3 and 6. The 2015 concert marked BachWerk’s third annual performance of the Oratorio.

October 2015

European Alumnae in Leuven


BachWerk singers took part in an evening of celebration for past students of Mount Holyoke College.

June 2015

Water Music, G.F. Handel


BachWerk’s orchestra performed Peter Warlock’s Capriol Suite, a set of dances in renaissance style; and George Frideric Handel’s elegant Water Music, which was first performed at a concert on the river Thames in London for King George I.

October 2014

Petite messe solennelle, G.A. Rossini


A performance of Gioachino Rossini’s work for choir, soloists, piano and harmonium.


2014 – present

Assistant Choir Director

Brussels Carol Concert

An annual concert of traditional Christmas carols and other pieces for choir and orchestra, performed at the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles.

2013 – present

Musical advisor


Choir preparation and other musical assistance throughout the annual programme.

December 2014

Christmas Oratorio, J.S. Bach


Choir and orchestra rehearsals.

December 2013

Christmas Oratorio, J.S. Bach


Choir and orchestra rehearsals.


Examples of work




Brussels Choral Society

Brussels Choral Society


AutoCAD drawings

AutoCAD drawings


Ancient farm house in Burgundy

Ancient farm house in Burgundy


Advances in hybrid television audience measurement

Advances in hybrid television audience measurement


Making data work for radio

Making data work for radio


An egta overview of TV and radio promotion

An egta overview of TV and radio promotion


Automated & Programmatic Marketing

Automated & Programmatic Marketing



Get in Touch

+32 479 240 619


Contact Form

Website creation: Matthew Carver

Photo: Viktor Boiy