Alan Rawkins

I have been working as a web designer and developer since 2001. I’ve had the chance to work on a wide variety of different projects. Below you can find my chronological work history, with some work samples and brief descriptions of where I've worked and what I did.

Spark Design Co. (2008-2018)

The bulk of my most recent work was done for the company Spark Design Co., a web design and marketing firm based in Smithers, BC, Canada. On most of these projects, I was responsible for front end and back end coding, building css and html templates and integrating them with customized CMS installations, primarily using Expression Engine CMS. I also did mobile development, responsive design, member management systems with private/protected content, multi-page secure forms, e-commerce, and much more.

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University of Guelph (2006-2007)

I served as a staff Web Designer at the University of Guelph, where I worked on a variety of internal website projects, including a historical walking tour, fundraising initiatives, and updates to the University homepage. Web standards and accessibility were a must. I was also responsible for general maintenance of the website homepage, and supporting staff throughtout the university with their website initiatives.

Netfirms Inc. (2006)

I worked at the web hosting company Netfirms in early 2006. I had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects, including company websites, marketing materials, print and web advertisements, and training publications.

Best Buy Canada (2005)

As a contract employee at Best Buy Canada, I was initially hired to assist with a full website translation of, from English to French. I did not actually have to translate the language; only to take the translated text, and use it recreate the many, many, many images and graphics on the site. Once the translation project was finished, I stayed on a continued to work on a variety of company projects, including maintenance of the website homepage, and special promotional sites for specific products.

BC Web (2001-2004)

My first web job was at a company called BC Web, based in Smithers, BC, Canada. I had the chance to work on a wide variety of projects here, including brochures, posters, websites, business cards, and more. There was also an in-house internet cafe that we ran, and apple computer sales. We did projects for a variety of organizations across Northern BC, including tourism, local governments, community organizations and more.