Since then, I have returned to my day job of managing a hardware company, and have been working on several coding projects on the side.
I'm passionate about learning new skills and knowledge, improving the way Canadians connect with each other, and canoeing.
I'm currently looking to transition into a role of a front-end web developer or product manager, while I work to improve both my back- and front-end skills.
Web Developer • August 2015- Present
Consult clients regarding their web needs. Create wireframes with Balsamiq, Illustrator, or good old-fashioned pen and paper. Code sites and provide ongoing support to clients. Ensure usage of semantic HTML, proper accessibility standards, and clean code. Preserve mantra of "Work smarter, not harder".
Operations Manager • August 2010 - Present
Ensure smooth daily operations of a growing busy window and door hardware wholesaler. Manage employees, delegate responsibilities while keeping a hands-on management approach concerning provision of services and long-term planning.
Plan effective strategies for the financial well being of the company, including controlling expenses and sales promotions. Plan and support sales and marketing activities, including designing and coding new website and managing all online presence. Extensive use of Microsoft office and Adobe CS, email, coding software, inventory control and financial software.
Administrative Support and Jr. Consultant • March 2009 - August 2010
Prepare notes and output documentation from various high-level meetings from different management and executive teams. Facilitate discussion between management, board of directors, and employees of multiple telecom companies. Extensive use of Microsoft office and Adobe CS, email.
Digital Garage Certificate of Online Proficiency • November 2017
Making use of the entirety of Google's tools to improve business search ranking, SEO optimization, and effective marketing strategies.
Learn the ins and outs of Google Analytics, Google for business, e-commerce tools, global and local business listings, AdWords, and more.
Tracking user habits using analytics, A/B testing for optimal results, and engaging with customers on social media.
Web Development Immersive • Summer 2015
Project-based learning. Code a new project every day, and a major assignment weekly. Gained confidence in my coding ability, problem-solving skills, and google/stackoverflow troubleshooting.
International Development Studies • 2005-2008
B.A. Program in International Development Studies.
Focus on development economics, democratic involvement, and refugee camp design and prefabrication.
These are just a few of my technical skills, with my estimates of my proficiency.
I'm also resourceful, a team player, and happy to ask for help when I encounter a problem I cannot solve on my own.
I am very pleased with Joe's ongoing work for our company. Thanks to his revamping of our site, we have seen an increase in business directly correlating from our new web presence.M. Cooper
We have been collaborating for a few years now, and I love Joe's input- he's creative, insightful, and makes helpful suggestions.M. Star, WeRevolve
Give me a shout if you are interested in collaborating on a project,
need a new website, or just to say hi!