You know those little dogs that hang on to your trouser leg and just wont let go? That's me! I hate being beaten by a problem and will work relentlessly until I solve it.
During the first day at a previous role (Woolworths), I solved a problem they had been struggling with for months, and solved two other problems by the end of the week. All of this while working in a custom CMS that I was previously unfamiliar with.
How much do I love what I do? On average I spend over 8 hours a week just keeping up with all the latest trends in web design and development. I am currently teaching myself Angular.js. I do sometimes forget to eat when working on a project, but is it really working when you love what you do?
I love working in a team and sharing what I have learned with others. I "fell" into teaching during my Graduate studies at CPIT after regularly helping my fellow students with their work. That lead to peer support tutoring and assistant tutoring. Then, when I graduated, CPIT asked me to stay on as a teacher. I enjoyed it so much I have been teaching part-time every since. Over the years I have also spent 1000's of hours working by myself so I'm quite comfortable taking responsibility for my productivity.
Need someone that can handle every part of a project:
Over the last 14 years I have become extremely proficient in:
Web DesignDesigning a wide range of websites using HTML5, CSS3 and frameworks like jQuery and Bootstrap to add functionality, responsiveness and advanced UX features.
Web DevelopmentMy advanced skills in WordPress and knowledge of PHP/MySQL allow me to create customised CMS (WordPress/Joomla), eCommerce and online booking solutions for clients.
Graphic designUsing Illustrator, Photoshop and my design training to create posters, brochures, business cards and other print media, or wireframes and prototypes for cutting edge web sites.
Search Engine OptimisationI take great pride in getting clients to the top of the first page in Google. After all, what’s the point of building a great site if no-one will ever get to see it.
Web HostingMy familiarity with cPanel, WHM, WHMCS, Domain management and Apache means I can competently handle clients hosting needs, providing a completely integrated outcome for them.
EverythingOK - I can’t do everything - yet. But my love for problem solving and learning new things means I will learn whatever I need to in order to get the job done.
Bachelor of Training (in progress)
2015Started this degree to improve my teaching skills. Hard work and not nearly as fun as a multimedia degree but still worth it.
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
2005Needed to upgrade to this qualification if I still wanted to continue teaching after I moved to Australia. A good refresher course.
Graduate Diploma in Design (Digital)
2001This course covered a wide range of practical and theory subjects including Web Design, 2D Animation, Pre-press, Art History, Advertising and Professional Practice.
Bachelor of Arts: Multimedia Design & Appl.
1995Multimedia was a different world in 1995. Photoshop and HTML were still in their infancy, but it was a time of fantastic new developments and exciting new horizons.
UX/UI Design 100%
Video Editing 80%
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