My CV

Summary

I am a front-end developer with a passion for creating beautiful, customized web media to best promote my clients and facilitate a positive user experience. I have worked with a variety of organizations from small business, education and governmental departments, to non-profit agencies. Using my strong coding skills along with my solid design aesthetic, my goal is to become an integral part of your web development team, and an asset to your organization.

Computer Skills

  • Web Skills
  • Ability to go from concept design development deployment
  • Hand coding HTML5, CSS3, Sass
  • CSS Frameworks: Bootstrap, Foundation
  • Use of JavaScript and jQuery library
  • Wordpress customization and theming
  • Responsive design and mobile-friendly UI/UX
  • Customization of digital photography, stock photography, and graphics
  • Tools
  • Coding software Dreamweaver, NuSphere IDE, Beyond Compare
  • Image software Fireworks, Illustrator, Photoshop, Monosnap, GIMP
  • Subversioning TortoiseSVN, Git, JIRA
  • Project & time management Trello, OfficeTime, iDoneThat
  • Communication: Zendesk, Flowdock, Google tools
  • Platforms: Mac and Windows

Experience

Web Designer & Developer 09/2008 — current

  • Helios Gallery & Helios Horse Transport
  • Design and develop web site for local artisan and commercial transportation company
  • Design of print materials to match web presence (business cards, brochures, other advertising media)
  • Badger Excavating Ltd.
  • Design, development and maintenance of web site for local company
  • Upper Canada Textiles
  • Design and developed of (WooThemes) e-commerce web site for artisan
  • Maintenance of site and WP core
  • St. Lawrence Chiropractic Clinic
  • Design and developed of web site for local health care clinic
  • Maintenance of site and WP core
  • Design of MailChimp newsletters, business print materials

Other past clients: Bear Matters Ltd., Gina Allan, Red Cod Forge, Bouncin' Around, Westman Dressage, Nice Racks, Julia's Ladies Clothing, Rosewood Foundation, Keddy's K9 Kamp, New Beginnings Intimate Apparel

Head of Support (Remote) 03/2015 — 01/2017

  • IgnitionDeck
  • Primary responsibility is day to day technical support of customers via email and forums
  • Assist with guidance and troubleshooting set up, design, functionality of WordPress crowdfunding plugin
  • Creation and maintenance of support documentation and training materials
  • Training of support staff
  • Troubleshoot and test plugins and themes, and provide feedback to developers

Support Guru (Remote) 03/2014 — 08/2014

  • Shopify
  • Primary responsibility is day to day assistance to Shopify's customers through email and chat
  • Assist with guidance and troubleshooting set up, design, functionality of shop

Front-End Developer 05/2012 — 11/2013

  • Liberal Party of Canada
  • Primary responsibility is the design and development of mobile responsive WP child theme (site redesign), styling plugins to maintain cohesive appearance
  • Design and coding of email templates, and splash pages
  • Collaborate with other departments on promotional media and design concepts

Graphic Designer | Technical Writer 05/2007 — 09/2008

  • Brandon University | Manitoba Agriculture, Food, and Rural Initiatives
  • Design and development of website for Manitoba Weed Supervisor's Association on behalf of MAFRI
  • Assisted with development of website and database application for Invasive Species Council of Manitoba/Manitoba Forage Council
  • Write technical manuals for Rural Development Institute, Brandon University

Volunteer Work 1997 — 2007

  • Design and development of web sites, graphics, digital photography, and newsletters for a variety of equestrian sports organizations in Calgary, AB and Brandon, MB
  • Design and development of web sites and graphics for personal and small businesses

Education

Vancouver Island University 2008 — 2010

Nanaimo, British Columbia
Internet Production Diploma

University of Saskatchewan 1991 — 1995

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Food Science Major