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Darren

Hi. I'm a web developer; I created my first website in 1999. Since then I've created my own sites and also worked for companies like iFinance Canada, de Souza Institute, Mackenzie Investments, Toronto Star, and Blue Ant Media. See my portfolio below for some of my work.

My wonderful wife and I live in Toronto, ON. I enjoy gaming, reading, theology, music, and food. And also, apparently, writing self-lauditory text! Contact me if you'd like to chat.

Selected Portfolio

DOSGames.comDOSGAMES.COM

I recently redesigned my website DOSGames.com, which I have maintained since 1999. Built from scratch in PHP/MySQL. Over 600 games in a searchable and sortable database, custom non-WP blog, online games, and original content.

MedicardMEDICARD.COM

Medicard is the primary brand of iFinance Canada. The redesign was built from scratch in PHP/MySQL to make the site responsive and with a smoother faster than the previous design.

Ann Kaplan
Ann KaplanANNKAPLAN.COM

Ann Kaplan, CEO of iFinance Canada and star of Real Housewives of Toronto, needed a website that fit her upscale & fun brand. Built using heavily customized Divi theme in WordPress. (Developed, some design)

Cancer & Work
Cancer & WorkCANCERANDWORK.CA

Cancer & Work is a content-intensive bilingual site built in WordPress featuring both a built-from-scratch custom theme and several custom plugins to add specific functionality and interactive tools.

de Souza Institute
de Souza InstituteDESOUZAINSTITUTE.COM

The de Souza Institute's website is WordPress powered with a custom built-from-scratch theme, and custom built plugins like a custom search filtration system.

SCommAC
SCommACSCOMMAC.ORG

Scarborough Community Alliance Church's website is Wordpress-based and features a simple layout built using a customized theme utilizing Visual Composer.

IM Intranet
IM Intranet

IM Intranet is a built-from-scratch PHP based intranet developed for the investment management division of Mackenzie Investments. (Internal / private site.)

MI Port
MI Port

MI Port was built for the investment management division at Mackenzine Investments utilizing a clean WordPress theme and custom-built plugins. (Internal / private site.)

Scientist Christians
Scientist ChristiansSCIENTISTCHRISTIANS.COM

Powered by VueJS, this site's unique content is dynamically filtered. It demonstrates use of a popular Javascript framework and lightweight design with no CSS framework.

TCW2014
TCW2014DARRENHEWER.COM/TCW2014

The Toronto Cocktail Week 2014 event never actually occurred (the event was cancelled) but this is my idea of how it may have looked, based on the designer's wireframes.

Toronto Music Run
Toronto Music RunTORONTOMUSICRUN.CA

The Toronto Music Run website was built on an extremely tight timeframe with a fast-loading framework-free single-page design.

Play.vg
Play.vgPLAY.VG

Play.vg features over 100 free-to-play classic web games in a responsive and custom-built design utilizing the Bootstrap framework.

Partial Resume

iFinance Canada

Jan 2017 - Present Primary front and back end developer for iFinance Canada's websites. In charge of conversion of suite of websites such as Medicard.com from non-responsive designs to responsive, modern, professional websites.

de Souza Institute

May 2015 - Dec 2016 Lead designer and developer on CancerAndWork.ca, a bi-lingual WordPress website which provides hundreds of resources cancer survivors with returning to work after cancer. Also developer on deSouzaInstitute.com.

Mackenzie Investments

July 2014 - April 2015 Designed and developed internal blog for the investment management team with custom built WordPress plugins. Received Mackenzie Innovation Award 2014. Re-hired by Mackenzie to build a second internal site, an intranet document repository and employee calendar.

Previous experience and/or references, or full resume, available upon request.

 

Skills

HTML
CSS / SASS
PHP
WordPress
Photoshop
Javascript / jQuery
Bootstrap
gulp / Grunt
MySQL
Usability / UX
WHM / CPanel
Graph Making

Learning: React, VueJS

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