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Skills

HTML
Expert in proper use of semantics, including maximizing HTML output for accessibility and SEO. Currently in the process of upgrading skills to include HTML 5 chops.
CSS
Expert with CSS, very comfortable with CSS 3 and emerging tools like @font-face
Drupal Theming & Development
Proficient in all aspects of Drupal theming, including working with template suggestions (tpl.php) and preprocess functions. Current maintainer of the LayoutStudio starter theme for Drupal 6 and 7.   Also very knowledgeable and proficient setting up complex sites with popular modules such as views, cck, imagecache, etc.   Knowledgeable with Drupal 5, 6 and 7.
Digital Photography
Familiar with all areas of photography and digital photography in particular. Familiar with dSLR, lenses and flash technology and shooting landscapes or studio.
Adobe Lightroom
Familiar with all five modules: library, develop, print, web and slideshow. Particularly adept at color correction and photo management in Lightroom.
Quark XPress
Adobe Acrobat
Specialize in the prepress areas and review/commenting. Some experience and knowledge of PDF forms.
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Specialized in prepress and color correction in particular. Also some proficiency in web design.
Adobe InDesign
Loads of experience with InDesign in a production environment. Experience includes teaching at vsbt.ca for several years.

Work History

Instructor

VSBT & School Victoria

Specialize in teaching the following courses:

  • Drupal Content Management System
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Adobe Photoshop (primarily for print)
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Acrobat
Jan 2000Present

Desktop Publisher & Drupal Themer

northStudio
Jul 2005Dec 2007

Web Publishing & Desktop Publishing

Frontrunners
Jul 1999Jul 2000

Desktop Publisher

NBA Communications

Education

Sep 1998May 1999

Jin Shin Do Practitioner

Canadian Acupressure Institute
Apr 1994Sep 1998

Centre en Soi

Took a variety of courses in massage, acupressure, Jin Shi Do, Shiatsu, holistic medicine and anatomy.

Sep 1990Apr 1993

Universtiy of Ottawa
Sep 1985Jun 1990

High School Diploma

Ecole Aux Quatre Vents

Interest

  • Digital Photography
  • Meditation & spirituality
  • Cooking
  • Exercise and health