About Me

Hi! My name is Mike and this is what I love to do. It all started in high school with a co-op placement. I was a graphic designer in training at Key Industries. If you're not familiar with them, they mainly do screen printing. I've always had a thing for art and computers - I knew instantly this profession was for me!

Education

There I was, addicted to graphic design, now what? Headed to Holland College on a teeny-weeny island known as PEI. It was a 2 year program with the 1st year focusing strictly on theory and fine arts, while the 2nd year was technology (computer and software) based.

Experience

While studying at Holland College, Key Industries hired me for the summer months. Upon graduating, I got a job straight out of school with Yellow Pages where I spent the next 12+ years. Company-wide layoffs sent me back to the classroom where I picked up web design know-how. I did my work practicum at iNk and have been there ever since.

Skills

I compare myself to a ginormous swiss army knife. I never say "I can't", which translates to invaluable knowledge. From screen printing to multitouch interactive displays, print to rich media advertising, web design to video editing, social media and so much more, I jump at the opportunity to learn.

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Standard Machinery & Equipment

Standard Machinery & Equipment Website

February 24, 2014

A website designed for Standard Machinery & Equipment. It is done from scratch, no templates or prebuilt framework here folks! I really think I’m starting to get the hang of this. It could probably still use a couple media queries though. It is a w3c compliant HTML5 website which contains css3 transitions, form with validation, modernizr, polyfiller, Google Analytics and map. I even incorporated Twitter Cards and Facebook Open Graph meta information for enhanced social sharing. www.standardmachinery.ca

Lily's Bistro Menu

Lily’s Bistro Menu

February 24, 2014

This was a menu redesign for Lily’s Bistro (formerly Lily’s Café). You can check out the entire menu here .

Brunswick Square Website

BSQ WordPress Website

August 12, 2015

As one of iNk’s long time clients, Brunswick Square Shopping Centre approached us for a new website. It had to be relatively simple to update and include a number of features, including a dynamic cruise ship schedule (to be pulled from another website and presented in a responsive table) as well as an event calendar and wayfinding feature to name a few. www.brunswicksquare.ca is a WordPress website full of custom fields, custom post types and custom page templates for easy editing. It’s been a labour of love and great learning opportunity to take my WordPress and web development knowledge to the next level! I’m a huge advocate of WordPress and throw myself at any opportunity that comes up to further challenge my skills. In my spare time, you’ll likely find me on Lynda.com, Treehouse.com or reading through the codex in an attempt to soak it all in.