Mark Plewis Resume 2011 by 9DvZVQ

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									                                                Mark Plewis
                            647.861.2031            contact@markplewis.com              www.markplewis.com


Summary of Qualifications:
Motivated professional with over 7 years of experience in web development and graphic design. Proficient in XHTML, CSS, Javas cript,
PHP, MySQL and Actionscript (versions 2 and 3). Highly experienced in working with popular frameworks, libraries and API’s includi ng
Drupal, Wordpress, Jquery and various Google applications. Has worked extensively with e -commerce systems including Ubercart, 3D
Cart and Monster Commerce. Possesses a solid understanding of modern web standards, accessibility, search engine optimization ,
cross-browser compatibility and progressive enhancement. Knows how to circumvent rendering/display problems in older web
browsers such as Internet Explorer 6. Understands both procedural and object-oriented programming paradigms. Takes pride in writing
clean, standards-compliant code. Accustomed to working with the LAMP technology stack, but is also capable of working with other
types of servers and databases. Preferred development environment is Mac OS/X.

   XHTML         Javascript         Actionscript (2 and 3)    Drupal             Web standards        Cross-browser compatibility
   XML           PHP                Jquery                    Ubercart           Accessibility        Progressive enhancement
   CSS           MySQL              Wordpress                 Google apps        SEO                  OOP



Work Experience:

2007 - Current   Rhubarb Media Inc.                          Website Developer

                 • Actively involved in every phase of the systems development life cycle, from start to finish.
                 • Works closely with the Creative Director and Production Manager to determine the most effective technologies and
                   architectures for each project.
                 • Advises the visual design team on potential implementation challenges that may arise from their designs .
                 • Transforms Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator layouts into standards -compliant XHTML and CSS.
                 • Implements technical solutions using a variety of programming languages, frameworks and authoring tools.
                 • Administers domains, hosting accounts, databases, web servers and email for various clients.
                 • Responsible for accessibility testing and cross-platform consistency.
                 • Routinely mentors junior developers, helping them to learn new technologies and overcome technical challenges.

Technologies:    HTML 5, XHTML, XML, CSS, Javascript, Jquery, PHP, MySQL, Actionscript, Wordpress, Drupal, Ubercart, Apache,
                 Linux, Google Apps, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Flash, Microsoft Office



2006 - 2007      Wolf Steel Ltd.                             Graphic Designer
                 (Napoleon Fireplaces and Grills)

                 •   Created an interactive, Adobe Flash-based CD-ROM for Napoleon Fireplaces (my own initiative).
                 •   Designed product packaging, magazine advertisements, banners, brochures and marketing materials.
                 •   Responsible for pre-flight file preparation, revisions and corrections.
                 •   Communicated with various printers, advertising agencies and publication companies.

Technologies:    Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Flash, Actionscript, Quark Xpress, M icrosoft Office



2003 - 2007      Insomniac Design Group                      Owner, Operator, Graphic Designer, Website Developer
                 (Full-time January 2005 to January 2006)

                 • Full-time owner and operator of Insomniac Design Group (an independent web/design studio).
                 • Responsible for web development and graphic design work, sales, advertising, marketing, accounting,
                   business management and account management.
                 • Some of my clients included:
                        - Canplas Duraflo                    - Door Knob Ads        - Kindred Sinkware
                        - Canadian Authors Association       - Frito-Lay Canada     - Kutting Edge Promotional Materials
                        - Council on World Affairs Canada    - Graphic Evolution    - RGA/Royce

Technologies:    Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Flash, Actionscript, Quark Xpress, Microsoft Office,
                 XHTML, XML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, MySQL



Formal Education:                 Georgian College, Graphic Design Diploma (3-year program - Graduated in 2003)

								
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