MY EARLY CAREER

I began my career in sales.  Working my way up the ranks as a commission sales person, department manager and later a retail store manager.  Seeking a career change, I later worked in Financial Services for 3 years and finally retrained in 2003 into Web Development.

EDUCATION

Grade 12 Advanced High School Diploma/A levels

Foundation Degree – English/Psychology

Diploma – Website Design & Desktop Publishing

EXPERIENCE

Alpha One Design was started in 2003.   I worked as a freelance UX website designer, tirelessly creating websites in Dreamweaver using HTML & JavaScript. Later I progressed to creating Flash websites, linking lines of code and creating animation movies.

By 2010, I discovered WordPress.  It seemed far to easy to use at first but the software has grown to be the worlds most popular and user friendly with thousands of plugins and software integration options that are ideal for any size of business.

Of course I have also used custom CMS systems, Joomla and Drupal but WordPress is my preferred platform.

SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE

I’ve used alot of software over the years but some of the tools I use the most include:

WordPress

Cpanel

FTP Pro

Photoshop

Mailchimp

Publisher

Twitter/Facebook/Linked In

Woo Commerce (some Magento)