Welcome to my Blog / Portfolio

Me

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I am 31 years of age and am a web designer and developer from Melbourne. I attended RMIT University and completed a Bachelor of Design (Multimedia Systems) Tertiary Qualification, specialising in Computer Science.

I am very proficient in dealing with web technologies from inception, design, to final development including complex business and database driving web application solutions. I like to specialise in custom built web application solutions using ASP.NET & MVC in C#, T-SQL, HTML5, jQuery, etc. I have also built scalable web applications on the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud platform and Amazon Web Services.

Have also dabbled in iOS development. My first iPhone app is iCCPay and now iPinPay. 

I love keeping in touch with the latest technologies and trends. My portfolio goes beyond the projects linked here, for a more a complete list and a chat please contact me.

 

 

 

Intermediate Skills

  • iPhone App Development (Objective-C)
  • Adobe Illustrator

Highly Proficient Skills

  • Web UI Design in Photoshop
  • ASP.NET 4.5 (C#) Webforms & MVC - Visual Studio 2012
  • T-SQL & Stored Procedures in SQL 2012)
  • ASP.Net AJAX & Telerik RadControls
  • Telerik KendoUI
  • HTML5, CSS & Javascript
  • Accessibility & Standards
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver
  • Computer Maintenance & Networking
  • Windows Server + SQL Server 2012
  • Windows 7, 8, Apple Macintosh
 
Many people with jobs have a fantasy about all the amazing things they would do if they didn’t need to work. In reality, if they had the drive and commitment to do actually do those things, they wouldn’t let a job get in the way.
— Paul Buchheit
 

Experience

Freelancer / Contractor

Web Designer / Web Developer ; 2001 onwards, Melb ourne, VIC

  • Freelance Web Designer & Developer
  • Designing great looking and eye catching original websites.
  • Developing complicated yet highly usable custom built web application solutions tailored to the needs of my client.

South Melbourne FC

Volunteer ; 1998 - currently, South Melbourne, VIC

  • I have been volunteering at South Melbourne FC since 1998. I am an integral member of the club helping design marketing campaigns including promotional and membership graphics, ground signage, their web design and development, event audio/visual presentations, and much more. 

Roadhouse Digital

Web Developer ; 2011 - 2012, Melbourne, VIC

  • Casual / Contract Web Designer & Developer

Classified Ad Venture

Web Developer ; 2011 - 2012, Melbourne, VIC

      • Started off on hippo.com.au in a senior asp.net web developer role, and now working with CAV on some of their projects.

      Simple Net

      2009 - 2011, Melbourne, VIC

      • Casual / Contract Web Designer & Developer

      Imagineering Technology Melbourne

      2003, Melbourne, VIC

      • Web developer on a casual basis developing web sites using javascript, ASP, SQL, flash etc during the summer school holidays.
      • My duties included slicing web sites and making them work and function using html, Javascript, ASP, SQL, and also designing additional graphics for existing web site mock-ups and designs.

      Tax Talk

      2001 - 2003, Sunshine, VIC

      • IT Administrator, Looked after 13 workstation computers, 3 servers, 5 networked printers, and designed the company’s web site.
      • I learnt how to deal with and be in charge of an important aspect to a company’s success, their IT solutions. I learnt many problem solving techniques and have had a great deal of experience in taking care and implementing a whole IT solution for a large Tax/Accounting firm, from their hardware, backup solutions, to their software requirements right down to their web site.

      Mazenod College

      2002- 2003, Mulgrave, VIC

      • Graphics Tutor - Tutoring years 9 to years 12 in Graphics communication. Using software packages like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and Macromedia Flash
      • I learnt how to teach my skills to others which improved my communication and verbal skills.
       
      Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.
      — Victoria Holt
       

      Education

      RMIT University (Tertiary)

      2002–2007, Melbourne - City, VIC

      • Completed Bachelor of Design (Multimedia Systems) specialising in Computer Science.
      • Course subjects included Design, Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Business Entrepreneurial Subjects.

      Mazenod College (Secondary)

      1994 - 1999, Mulgrave, VIC

      • Completed Year 12 VCE.
      • Studied English, Maths Methods, Specialist Maths, Graphics Communication, Physics, and Modern Greek.
       
      Success is moving from one venture failure to another one without losing enthusiasm.
      — Sir Winston Churchill
       

      Extra Curricular Activities

      Memberships & Organisations (ongoing)

      • 1998 - South Melbourne FC Volunteer - Significant Member
      • 2002 - Indoor Futsal Soccer Team - Captain of the team

      Awards Received:

      • "Best eCommerce site" for the 2012 SmartCompany Web Awards
      • Awwwards Site of the Day for AÃRK Collective
      • 2010 South Melbourne FC Papasavas Award, presented to a member who has made a long-term and significant contribution to the club, was awarded for the integral, significant and successful part I have achieved in the multimedia portfolio.
      • Accepted into the Golden Key Society with my high University Grades. Golden Key is invitation only to the top 15% University Students.
      • First Prize in the Dandenong Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc. show for exhibit Article of Plastic Work
      • 2002 Soccer Web Site Champion - The most prestigious soccer web site award on the Internet (apparently... back then...). fourdiegos.com

      Interests

      • Sport - Play Club Soccer from U13, also captain of an indoor futsal soccer team, and love playing tennis.
      • Design / Computers - Graphic Design, Web Design and Development, Software Development
      • Extra - Going out with friends, going out to café’s and dining at restaurants, beach, mountain bike riding, gym, + more. Also like going to soccer and AFL matches, and the Tennis.