Curriculum Vitae

Recent history and professional skills

I spent seven years as an independent contractor helping various organizations reach their goals with effective technology and communications. Working with companies large and small has helped me develop a diverse skill set in graphic design, application development, marketing, writing, and advertising. I bring an integrated understanding of user experience, software architecture, business technology, content, operations, and promotions.

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Work


2017

Front End Developer - BitCine Technologies

Building modular, reactive Javascript components for proprietary applications.

Developing new user-facing features; Building reusable, testable code and libraries for future use; Optimizing applications for maximum speed and scalability; Offering production support, including assistance and troubleshooting; Working with external vendors and APIs that integrate with current applications.

2016

Cofounder and Tech Lead - Spacefil

Developed a prototype for an early-stage startup with two other founders. Produced design assets, implemented operations workflows, marketing automations, analytics and reporting tools. Developed channels for lead generation and established the core message and tone for the brand.

Worked closely with MaRS in Toronto to refine the model, pitch, and deck in preparation for talks with investors and incubators (including Y Combinator, TechStars, Brandery, and others).

Since 2012

Independent Consultant

Working with small and medium-sized enterprises on projects in web application development, process automation, graphic design, content marketing, online advertising, sales strategies, and social media engagement. Focusing on web technologies and software development to drive sales and user experience.

You can take a look at some of these projects.

2010-2012

Public Relations and Marketing - Several internships and entry-level roles

Education


Formal

2012-2016

Cognitive Science, BA
- University of Toronto

Combining the fields of psychology, linguistics, computer science, philosophy and Buddhism to study intelligence in animals and machines. Double minor in English and Psychology. Focusing primarily on the application of language in motivation, learning and memory.

2011-2012

Web Design and Development, Certificate *
- Humber College

Completed two courses in the program before discovering the abundance of independent learning resources online. The program was certainly a catalyst and an inspiration, but online content provides a significant advantage for learning programming over conventional means.

2008-2011

Public Relations, Advanced Diploma
- Humber College

Developed strong writing skills and understanding of the dynamics in different media landscapes. Instilled a sensitivity to politics at various levels of business and government.


Independent

Since 2011

Javascript Programming
- Pluralsight, Egghead, codecademy, and Google

Since 2007

Graphic Design
- Tuts+, Lynda, CtrlPaint, and Google

Skills


Web Programming

Client 0.97
HTML (Pug, Handlebars, Liquid) 0.99
CSS (Sass, Stylus, Postcss) 0.95
ES7/8 (React, Vue, Angular) 0.98
Server 0.89
NodeJS, PHP, Python 0.92
APIs (Express, Laravel, Django) 0.88
Database (MongoDB, ReQL, SQL) 0.86
Build Tools 0.88
Packaging (git, npm, yarn, jspm, bower) 0.92
Automation (Gulp, Grunt, Docker) 0.89
Bundlers (Webpack, Browserify) 0.85
Testing 0.83
Client (Jasmine, Karma) 0.86
Server (Mocha, Chai) 0.92
E2E (Protractor, Nightwatch) 0.72
Infrastructure 0.74
AWS (EC2, S3, DynamoDB) 0.78
Google (App & Container Engines) 0.72
Other (Heroku, Bluemix) 0.72

Graphic Design

Photoshop 0.81
Component Mockups 0.9
Photo Manipulation & Digital Painting 0.68
Illustrator 0.76
Icons & Infographs 0.85
Vector Illustrations 0.64
After Effects 0.68
Motion Graphics 0.62
Tracking & Stabilization 0.72
Premiere Pro 0.71
Editing & Production 0.72
Color Grading & Audio Mixing 0.68

Communication

Written 0.9
Technical & SEO Content 0.83
Promotional & Sales 0.93
Presentation 0.85
Design & Content 0.88
Delivery & Training 0.83
Visual 0.83
Graphic Design 0.85
Photo & Video Editing 0.81

Tools


Hardware

Computation Creative
Laptop Dell XPS 13 - Linux Wacom Tablet
Desktop PC - Dual Win+Linux Canon 70D
Raspberry Pi 2 + 3 GoPro Hero 4


Software

One or more of these programs is open on my laptop or desktop right now.

Development (Linux) Design (Windows)
Atom Photoshop
ohmyzsh Illustrator
Chrome Lightroom
GitKraken Premiere Pro
Postman After Effects
Docker Blender


Services

Online services I rely on for some of my day-to-day and project-specific tasks.

Productivity Management Cloud APIs
G Suite Slack Amazon AWS Webtask
GitHub Trello Google Cloud Mailgun/SparkPost
Toggle Asana Firebase Google Analytics
Zapier Invision Cloudflare Dark Sky


Information

There is a good chance that I currently have a tab open from one of these sources.

Industry News Newsletters Design Fun
Hacker News Inside Dribbble Reddit
Smashing Mag Quora Behance Medium
Product Hunt Seth Godin Pinterest Sumbleupon
Codrops Brain Pickings    
Lobsters Wait But Why    

Work with me


If you can use some of my skills or you think we might work well together,
I’d love to hear from you ッ

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