Web IT Media Companies
DIGITAL GUI WEB DESIGNER
In 2007, I started working once as an Inhouse Web Designer for Cornerstone Web Design. Alongside FrontEnd and BackEnd Developers, I’d often produce Photoshop layouts for the FrontEnd Developer. My main role was in creating layouts or concepts to fit a custom made CMS Template although there were times when we’d build non-template, static sites which allowed more layout flexibility. At times there would be a call for Flash banners which was a good break from the template realm and allowed some creativity.
Towards the end of my tenure with CST, I had the opportunity to work in Graphical User Interface (GUI) Design which can be quite interesting. I found it abit of a grind as I had been use to much more variety within my typical work days. In general, templates can be rather stock whereas hand crafted sites tend to have layouts which are better thought out, unique with more character.
SENIOR DIGITAL DESIGNER
Web Design and Build, FrontEnd Dev, Flash Timeline Animation.
Introduced by a mutual friend, I began working with Netmastery in 2006-07. As a business, they offer hosting & design services, web design & build along with technical support. While starting off as Frontend Developer, I did alot of editing, updating, building, some designing aswell as Flash editing and animations. Some of NM’s clients had unique & interesting interesting projects which allowed for interesting designs and builds. I worked on mainly on web projects for Netmastery.
It was during this time, as more functional sites were required, rather than continueing on with hand coding sites, I decided that I should learn to use CMS platforms such as WordPress, Joomla & Drupal, where clients could also learn to add or edit their sites if they chose to.
Web Design, Frontend and Flash Development, Flash Presentations, Flash & After FX Commercials, Document editing.
In 2005-2006, I worked with Cyrius Media Group on many different projects. CMG is a diverse group of people who service small to large companies media needs, as such, I worked on a great variety of projects.
My main tasks included: design concepts, Html/Css Frontend web dev; Flash projects including web banners, navigational menus, web updates and editing, along with print projects (dls, flyers, etc.), and logo design. My build responsibilities declined as sites began to require more functionality; search, php generated pages, etc.
My tasks shifted from web build to web design and to interactive – creating & editing Flash Training Promotional CDs. For GSK – layouts, imaging, Flash banners, editing and duplicating training CDs (Cartia, Panadol, Nicabate, Beconase, AIM, etc ). While for Esker – layouts, imaging, creating a Flash SAP Paperless Promotional CD. We then expanded into creating a few subway commercials for the company Streetwise, utilising Adobe Flash (Lipeze animation) and After Effects. CMG was a family team. It was an enjoyable and spun fast.