Who We Are

Joe Pagano

Creative Director

Since starting Pagano Media in his Assumption College dorm room over thirty years ago, Joe has spent his career synthesizing ideas, conceptualizing creative approaches, writing, producing and directing. In the age of outsourcing, Joe believes in the value of nurturing in-house design and production talent to foster higher levels of creativity, produce superior work and ensure flexibility and timeliness in meeting clients’ needs. One of his proudest accomplishments is being self-employed for over thirty years in a rapidly changing industry. Joe holds a bachelor’s degree from Assumption College, and has done graduate work at Boston University’s College of Communication.

Kathleen Pagano

Strategic Director

Kathleen serves as the bridge between Pagano Media’s designers and clients to ensure that projects stay on message, on time, and on budget. She is a multi-pronged strategic thinker with extensive expertise in business, communications, SEO, digital marketing and corporate culture. Kathleen’s keen eye for emerging technologies (the same one that made Pagano Media one of the earliest website creators) is what keeps our team at the forefront of messaging, design and technological advances. Kathleen has a BA in Economics from Bates College, General Course degree from The London School of Economics & Political Science and an MBA from the University of Chicago with specialization in Marketing and Finance.

Jae Hahn

Design Director

Jae brings a multifaceted perspective to his design approach, possessing in-depth knowledge of user experience, user interface and user interaction for website development. He has a strong sense of new and unique design. He is skilled in Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Media Encoder), Solidworks, 3D Studio Max, AutoCAD, Web Content Management Systems, Microsoft Office, Windows, OSX and Linux. The son of a diplomat, Jae has lived all over the world, including France, South Korea, Nigeria and Austria. He speaks English, Korean and some German. Jae has a BFA in Industrial Design from Rhode Island School of Design and completed a semester program at MIT Sloan School of Management.

Jason Hughes

Creative Designer

Jason has a trained eye for graphic design, and is a talented motion graphics artist, illustrator and watercolor painter. His professional-yet-captivating artistic style can be seen in any of the numerous brand logos and graphics he has designed at Pagano. In his free time, he enjoys flying drones, going on bike rides and running marathons. Jason has a BA in Communications Media from Syracuse University.

Mike Duong

Full Stack Developer

Mike is an experienced web developer with advanced programming and development experience. He is an expert in PHP, HTML5, CSS3, mySQL Database, Javascript and jQuery, and has extensive understanding of web standards, responsive web design, cross-browser compatibility and database management. On top of all this, he is a cross-country traveler; he spent several months driving all over the country!

Leo Pagano

Associate

Leo leads our new augmented reality (AR) department at Pagano Media. He has experience in iOS/Android app design and development with a focus in augmented reality. He is skilled in Xcode, ARkit, Unity, Vuforia, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Leo’s passions include famous quotes and Duke basketball. He graduated from Duke University with a major in biology and minor in economics.

Noah Goldfarb

Associate

Noah writes. Like, a lot. He has experience writing everything ranging from video scripts to website copy to five-hundred page novels. He has a passion for concise, impactful messaging, and understands that the strongest brands are the ones that tell the strongest stories. Noah also curates social media content, films and edits video, and has a talent for catchy one-liners. He graduated from Worcester State University with a communication major and writing minor.

Zach Fask

Video Shooter & Editor

Zach, part of our in-house video crew, is a personable and creative leader on every set he steps foot on. With an innate eye for cinematic composition and feel for rhythm in video editing, he specializes in cinematic videography, narrative storytelling and editing. He is an expert in the Adobe Creative Cloud, with particular emphasis on Premiere Pro, Lightroom, After Effects, Photoshop and InDesign. He is also comfortable with a variety of other software, such as Final Cut Pro, Celtx, Microsoft Office Suite and Avid Media Composer. He is confident working with Canon cinema cameras, Sony cinema cameras, Ronin/MOVI stabilizers, analog film development, digitization and digital restoration. Zach studied visual media arts with a focus in cinematography and photography at Emerson College.

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