I’m a passionate web developer with over 6 years of freelance experience with clients throughout Canada and the United States. My focus is website design, e-commerce, and application development for small to medium sized businesses.

I believe in writing great code, healthy relationships, disruptive and challenging methodologies, and an environment that is sensitive and respectful of creative energy, inspiration and health.

Development

I’ve explored various languages throughout my career and I have a voracious appetite for learning new things to help drive business results.

I excel in writing Javascript, jQuery, AJAX, Bootstrap, PHP, OOP PHP, SQL/mySQL, JSON, XML/XSL, API’s, Website Creation, Wordpress, Themes/Child-Themes, eCommerce, Object Oriented, Programming, PhoneGap, Apache Cordova, SaaS, and SOAP

Working with large existing codebase, Project Management, Problem Solving, Multitasking, Under Pressure, Communications, Independant, Interface Design, Web Standards, Eagerness to Learn, Attention to Detail, Fast Paced Environment, Command Line - Linux, Linux, Apache

Experience

Zero Value - html, css, javascript, ajax, php, sql, json api’s, cron jobs, appPresser

Zero Value, a company I co-founded with two other partners, was a unique subscription-based service model where our team was able to provide trading advice for cryptocurrencies and in the Forex market, in real-time to our clients. My role was partial ownership and developer for the website, web app, and mobile app.

I created a custom plug-in that allowed our team to create 'signals', advising when/what to buy/sell in cryptocurrencies and the Forex market. Depending on the user’s subscription level, they would receive these signals were via email, tweet, and/or real-time notification on the mobile app. Users were able to customize their account notifications by turning off specific coins or entire exchanges. The values of the coins were updated every 30 seconds to 1 minute, depending on the api's limits for each exchange. We also partnered with Coinigy so we could accept a json string of all the markets and coin data from a single point. When the coins’ buy/sell limits were hit or their fail point, the system automatically updated the status of the call. The mobile app was built using AppPresser for WordPress, and was available for both iPhone and Android. I built a custom theme for the mobile app, using mobile jquery and ajax to pull in data.

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twistMeToned

Twist Me Toned - html, css, javascript, ajax, php, sql, eCommerce

Tannis and Ainsley own and lead Twist Me Toned, a virtual health and fitness program for women.  They wanted a custom web app built to connect with and support their members.

I built a 20-page eCommerce website with recurring subscriptions and a “members only” area.  Once signed up through the main page of the site, each member would have an interactive account where she could view her current fitness routine, track progress online, and interact with trainers in real-time, who would provide feedback, information, and adjust her routine.

To help the trainers keep in touch with their members and in control of updates to their website at all times, I developed a custom plug-in to function as their web app.  This included backend pages so the trainers could review member progress, displaying workouts and diets on an easy-to-view calendar.  They were able to easily edit member meal plans by toggling specific foods on/off with a checkbox, upload exercise lists in various file formats, and message users directly.

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html, css, wordpress

Len French Law

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Len French, a seasoned lawyer, launched an independent practice in Winnipeg. He wanted a simple, clean website where he could share information about his practice areas, professional activities, and community involvement, and that would allow him to make content updates as needed.

This was a fairly straightforward project, until I ran into an issue with the pre-existing email provider not aligning with php's email function. To address this, I set up a google SMTP server to process the email and bypass the problem, ensuring that Len’s site and email function conveniently and reliably.  

html, css, php, sql, wordpress

Wild Winter Canoe Race

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The Wild Winter Canoe Race is a charitable event in support of Inclusion Winnipeg, a not-for-profit organization committed to enhancing the lives of people living with an intellectual disability, supporting families, and advancing their human rights and inclusion in the community.  With little time available, the organizers wanted a website live for the inaugural event, and a way for both teams and volunteers to register.

I created a website to provide event information applicable to various target audiences, including working organizers on content development that would work well for this site and its purpose. Using the information that the client wanted to collect, I built a custom sign-up form for teams to register and edit their team information, as well as a volunteer sign-up form.  Passwords are hashed before saving, and admins were able to review team and volunteer information in the back end of the site.

html, css, wordpress

Novaturi Group

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Novaturi Group is a consulting agency.  They wanted a new website to align with their branding, to communicate their values and services, and to incorporate a corporate blog.  

This site was rapidly developed over one week to meet the company launch date. I collaborated with the owners to build and refine content and design elements. I modified the organization’s MailChimp account to match the theme, and designed an email template for their newsletter.

html, css, wordpress, php, eCommerce

Expand Your Roots

Expand Your Roots (what tense should I use? past? it's gone) was an online workout supplement store. A brilliant concept where users would make purchases and product would be shipped from the supplier.

A simple eCommerce store using wooCommerce to manage the products and stripe as the payment gateway. The website went through 3 theme changes during it's lifetime.

html, css, wordpress

Louis Fisette

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Louis Fisette is a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter who wanted a website built and launched before appearing on The Ultimate Fighter (UFC).  Mike G Solutions was a sponsor of Louis for this event.

I built a site for Louis that showcased his fights, incorporating many images and selecting design elements that made users feel like they were watching from just outside the ring.  The site was easy to manage, so he could update it himself with images and stats.

html, css, wordpress

Exact Extract

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Exact Extract was a small carpet cleaning company run by Diana. She wanted a website built so that potential new clients could find them, and to manage communications with clients.

I build a new site for them, incorporating Flamingo in the backend to save and manage all contact form messages.

html, css, wordpress

Dead Fish Cafe

deadfishCafe

I worked with Robin, the owner and head chef of Deadfish Café & Lounge, to create a website to tempt new and existing clients with the uniqueness of the menu and the environment.

For this site, I used beautiful, full screen images of the restaurant and freshly prepared meals as the background images.  The online menu was easily updated and customized by Robin.  He was also able to write real-time blog posts about his creations and promote them on social media, using his phone to snap a photo and uploading a small write up alongside it.

html, css, wordpress, javascript, jQuery

Marijosee

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Marijosee is a French-Canadian singer/songwriter who travels and performs across Canada and Europe. I was contacted by a design company that had created a custom .psd mockup for her new album, and asked me to create a WordPress theme and website to house promotion of her new album.  I used a skeleton theme, and jQuery to replicate their design. A few years after the initial launch of the website, Marijosee contacted me again so we could work on another version. She wanted to be able to promote her music on her site as well as link to her music on iTunes.

html, css, wordpress

Marijosee New

marijoseeNew

With the success of her first site, Marijosee asked me to build a new site for her, targeted to her younger audience - a site just for kids. Her idea was to have the site be a coloring book, with her poster being the background to color in.

I used a full size html canvas to produce the background poster, and added crayons of various colors for the children to select, with different sizes. Kids were able to also print out their coloring design, once they were done.  After a while of having a black and white website, I made another kids site for Marijosee that only had the coloring book on a single page. This drastically improved the look of the site, especially when changing pages.

html, css, canvas, javascript, jQuery, sql

Marijo

With the success of her first site, Marijosee asked me to help her work on a site just for kids. Her idea was to have the site be a coloring book, with her poster being the background to color in.

I used a full size html canvas to produce the background poster, and added crayons of various colors for the children to select, with different sizes. They children could also print out their coloring.

html, css, canvas

Marijo New

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After a while of having a black and white website that required coloring, I made another kids site for Marijosee that only had the coloring book on a single page. This drastically improved the look of the site, especially when changing pages.

html, css, wordpress

Tiny Tots Photography

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Shannon is a freelance photographer, focusing on newborn and family photos. I created a portfolio website to showcase her work.

I provided Shannon with training and a step-by-step guide to ensure she was comfortable with maintain and updating her website, including adding new galleries and creating blog posts.

html, css, wordpress

Chris Savoie Photography

chrisSavoiePhotography

Chris Savoie is a designer and photographer.  He wanted a portfolio site to showcase his skills and his work.

I wanted his work to be the main focus of the user’s experience, so I chose to use a very minimalist WordPress theme, which displayed his images full screen.

html, css, javascript

Titan Marketing Solutions

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Working with a designer, I developed a theme for Titan - an outsource sales and marketing firm serving the electrical industry in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Using the custom design from the designer, I created a custom WordPress theme.  I modified both the MailChimp plug-in and used image sprites for rollover images to match the design. I created short codes for the editors to easily add new lighting or electrical services without having to know anything about programming.

html, css, wordpress

340 Provencher

340Provencher

340 Provencher is the home of the Centre culturel franco-manitobain (CCFM) and approximately ten resident cultural groups, dedicated to presenting, promoting fostering and sponsoring cultural and artistic activities in the French language for all Manitobans.

340 Provencher had an existing website, and wanted to maintain the look and layout of the site, but were not able to make modifications to the site themselves.  

I built a new site using the existing content, but used WordPress as the content management system, to allow for easy updates.  I also incorporated wooCommerce, so they could securely and easily process online sales such as for event tickets, and added an event calendar.  I provided basic training to empower them to update the site themselves.

html, css, wordpress

Zealous MediSpa

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Zealous MediSpa combines a spa and medical approach to provide non-invasive skin procedures, inspired by well-being practices from around the world, and focused on results and service.

This client had hired a company to build a new website, but the client was abandoned when the  developer was not able to fix a number of significant errors.  I worked on all 52 pages of the site, identifying and fixing coding errors and redesigning the content.  When the site was complete and met the standards and objectives the client had originally hoped for, I met with the client several times to provide coaching on updating website content and making sure that she was comfortable and confident in doing this on her own.

html, css, wordpress

MB Parent Child

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Manitoba Parent Child provides an ongoing structure for the sharing of information and best practices among Parent Child Centred Coalitions, and serving as an advisory group to Healthy Child Manitoba with respect to issues involving the regional coalitions.

I located and recommended a WordPress theme that would suit most of their needs, and then added a “members only” area so that their staff could upload and download documents in various formats.  Documents are displayed via an icon and the filename for download.

html, css, wordpress

Prairie Network

PrairieImprovementNetwork

The Prairie Improvement Network believes the long-term health and prosperity of our grandchildren, both urban and rural, depends on the sustainable stewardship of our food-growing resources.

This organization needed their existing website to be updated, but using existing content. I transferred 45 pages of content to their new WordPress site.