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									                                         DAVE THOMAS
5658 Fresh Water Drive                                                             647 225-1448
Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 7G1                               

A Highly motivated, results oriented front end developer of four years with a strong passion for
combining effective design with cross browser compatible, standards compliant code who is
capable of working independently or in a team environment with unique day to day challenges

Employment History

Torstar digital – Production Designer                                                      2007 - 2009
Responsible for developing and maintaining a set design standard across Torstar digital properties

         Created the xhtml/css templates for the Toronto Star Vancouver 2010 Olympics page
          which increased load times, cross browser compatibility, and code efficiency
         Created and launched new homepage, listing, and guide templates on using
          industry best practices and met search engine optimization goals
         Identified and solved cross browser compatibility issues across all Torstar digital properties

The officialCOMMUNITY – Web Designer / Front end production                                 2006 - 2007
Responsible for creating and implementing designs that meet the needs of both the company and
the client

         Created new site, store, and message board interfaces for the communities of Amici
          Forever, Nitin Sawhney, and The Old 97s which made the sites more effective marketing
          tools and met the needs of the client and community co-coordinators
         Maintained and increased the design standards for,, and
 to meet the needs of these growing communities

Sympatico/MSN - Web design Intern                                                                  2005
Responsible for creating design elements which met the needs of the Sympatico/MSN music hub

         Designed, built and deployed effective weekly newsletters which drew traffic to the music
          hub page
         Created dynamic featured artists pages which promoted CD sales on the music hub page

  Technical Skills                                     Software
  - Expert at creating XHTML/CSS templates             -   Abode Dreamweaver CS3
  - Expert at cross browser compatibility              -   Abode Flash MX & Up
  - Comfortable working in                     -   Adobe Photoshop CS
  - Working knowledge of Actionscript 2.0, and         -   Abobe Fireworks MX 2004 & up
  Javascript                                           -   Adobe Premiere 7 & Up
  -Familiar with common javascript libraries           -   Comfortable on PC and Mac platforms

         Humber College Multimedia Design and Production honors Graduate (Diploma)
         Streetsville Secondary School (Grade 9 to O.A.C.) (O.S.S.D)

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