Freelance Web Designer and SEO Consultant
May 2005 to present
There's nothing more creative and productive than being 'out there' while doing a web project. As a freelance web designer and SEO consultant, I develop websites from a mountain summit, an outdoor café or a beach. My best works were done outside an office cubicle.
University of the Philippines
June 2004 to April 2005
Lecturer, Web Design
Teaching web design to graduating fine arts students empowers them to put their portfolio online and command a global audience - not just gallery walk-ins. This venture was as much a learning experience for me as it is for them.
17th Parallel Consulting
December 2003 to April 2004
Webmaster and Front-end Web Designer
This is an online casino and sportsbook with 3 flagship sites. As webmaster, I took care of front-end changes to content. As web designer, I redesigned the homepage to enhance user experience, make navigation intuitive, increase consistency and provide a professional look and feel to the sites.
AIM Funds Management
May 2001 to November 2003
Front-end Web Design
This is a fast-paced web development environment with multiple projects
all with tight deadlines. I do page designs and photoshop/html mocks, quick fixes and scheduled
updates on our intranet and retail sites. We work in a JSP and Cold Fusion environment, so I am proficient in working with .cfm and .jsp files (even though I don't program them).
September 1999 to January 2001
User Interface Design/Development
I helped design and develop the user interface of the bookstore,
incorporating a firm understanding of web production, file size
optimization, load times, site construction, architecture and navigation
issues together with cross-browser compatibility issues. The job was also
a good exercise in developing people skills while working as a team in
meeting tight deadlines.
CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)
April to June
Special Projects Manager
The project I managed was the Internet Café, a web-based training
program enabling branch staff to explain Internet banking to CIBC
customers. I helped launch a pilot program in 3 branches to identify
potential problems before launch is made nationally across all branches. I
also created the certification exam questions and helped prepare training
modules to all participants.
February to March 1999
Immediately after graduating from an intensive Web-Content course from
Seneca College, I was hired by the same school to be the webmaster for the
Center for New Technologies in Teaching and Learning in developing the
student intranet. I redesigned content layout and enhanced user
developed the html pages.