Who I Am

I am a graphic artist, web designer, and front-end developer. Combining creative visual design with solid front-end development skills to create effective, usable, and compelling marketing communications across the web, mobile, and print platforms.

I studied Psychology at Concordia University and graduated from John Abbott College’s Graphic and Web Design Program.

Skills and Tools

Using industry standard tools like Adobe Creative Suite, Sublime Text, Atom.io, and Git, I create the following marketing materials:

Web Sites. In addition to the visual design, I attend to site accessibility, usability, SEO, and speed. I code in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and build with content management systems like WordPress and Drupal. I use responsive design to create mobile-friendly sites that look good on smartphones, tablets, and desktops.

Other Digital Materials. eNewsletters or eBlasts in HTML and eBooks in ePubs format.

Graphics. Illustrations and logos produced in Adobe Illustrator, or Photoshop, or Sketch.

Print. Identity packages including business cards and letterhead, plus posters and books.

Portfolio Examples

How I Can Help

I am passionate about design and highly motivated:

For agencies and brands, I’ll work hard in a junior position and support your team’s productivity and creativity.

For small businesses, I can produce cost-effective impactful marketing materials to promote your brand and attract new business.

Check out my Testimonals here.

Resume

Objective

A position where I can use my technical knowhow, design skills, and enthusiasm for work to support the delivery of innovative digital design products.

Expertise

Tools

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Access
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Digital Publishing Suite (DPS)
  • JIRA
  • MailChimp
  • Git (Source Tree)

Design

  • Responsive
  • Typographic
  • Clean
  • Minimalist

Content Management

  • WordPress
  • WooCommerce

Front-End Development

  • HTML5
  • CSS 3
  • Javascript/jQuery
  • Node.js
  • React.js
  • AngularJS

Experience

Designer/Developer (Freelance) 2011 ‑ present
aaronkiewe.com

  • UI design and front-end development of web sites
  • Create media for print and web

Web Master (Contract) Dec 2015 ‑ Apr 2016
CanCam Machines Inc

  • Migrated website to new, more stable server
  • Created a new User Interface
  • Implemented WooCommerce to turn the site into an eCommerce website
  • Setup online shipping and payment gateways

Front-End Developer Nov 2013 ‑ Apr 2013
Pheromone Interactive

  • Enhanced and modified pre-existing designs with more current designs supplied by the User Interface team using HTML5, CSS, jQuery and a small amount of PHP coding
  • Implemented designs of eNewsletters for the Virtual League of Hockey
  • Manipulated images and graphics in Photoshop

Front-End Developer (Freelance) 2012 ‑ 2013
Code Crew

  • Implemented a responsive WordPress web site, including CSS and JavaScript coding
  • Designing and developing iPad apps and magazine content in Digital Publishing Suite (DPS)
  • Designing and deployed eBlasts and ePubs
  • Manipulated images and graphics in Photoshop

User Interface Design Intern 2013
JK Communications

  • Advertisement layout
  • User interface design
  • Photo editing
  • QR code design and manipulation

Design Intern Summer 2012
Analyst Bay

  • Implemented a responsive WordPress website
  • Changed the CSS of websites as required
  • Manipulated images in Photoshop for website content as needed

Education

John Abbott College 2009 – April 2013
Publication Design and Hypermedia Technology

  • Diplôme d’études collégiales in Graphic Design and Web Development

Concordia University 2007 – 2009

  • Worked towards a BA in psychology before switching to design and hypermedia
  • Completed Intensive Web Design Course
  • Completed MySQL Essentials Course

Dawson College Graduated 2007

  • Diplôme d’études collégiales in Social Science (Psychology)
  • Wrote for the school newspaper and was student council representative