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Andrea Acosta-Duarte

Freelance Website Designer, Website Programmer, & More

Location:Montreal, Ontario, Canada
12 Skills
I'm Andrea and I'm from Colombia but I am currently living in Montreal, Canada and I lived in Toronto for seven years. I've been in the business for more than 6 years which have helped me get a better understating of design and development concepts. I love what I do and I'm always looking to learn new things and get better at what I do.

I like to offer my services as a freelancer in Web Design and Front-End Development
with growing, creative and respected web marketing companies, and also to any interesting projects for individuals.


Summary Of Qualifications

• Creative and detail-oriented with a valuable experience in Web Design.
• Great skills in XHTML/CSS, Javascript and Open Source CMS.
• Able to locate, gather, and organize information using appropriate technology.
• An excellent leader and tolerant with team members.
• Fluent in English and Spanish.


Professional Experience

Position: Freelance Web Designer and Front-End Developer
Company: Geminare, Toronto, Ontario
When: March 2012 – April 2012
• Creating wireframes using Axure for a web portal to work as an Email Archiving solution based on the client's overview document.
• Designing a series of 7 templates to cover all the sections of the application.
• Developing the templates into HTML/CSS and integrating them into .NET pages with calls provided by client to connect to an SQL Azure Database.

Position: Freelance Web Designer and Front-End Developer
Company: casaGuru, Toronto, Ontario
When: 2010 - Present
• Working on projects for clients such us LG, HunterDouglas and Steve Maxwell.
• Designing a broad range of designs following client guidelines and branding.
• Developing HTML/CSS templates to be implemented on casaGuru's platform.

Position: Interface Developer
Company: Publicis, Toronto, Ontario
When: 2009 - Present || 3 month contract ( 2009) || Freelancer (Present)
• Developing HTML/CSS templates and Emails for various clients like Rogers, Purina and Paypal.
• Production of templates for a Facebook Application called BeerFridge.

Position: Freelance Front-End Developer
Company: Non-Linear Creations, Toronto, Ontario
When: 2009-2010
• Developing HTML/CSS templates for National Wildlife Federation Website.
• Validating all templates and follow company guidelines for proper production.
• Creating online campaigns that involved banner design, flash and HTML.

Position: Full-time Interactive Developer
Company: Sonic Boom Creative Media Inc, Toronto, Ontario
When: 2006 - 2008 || 2 month contract ( 2009)
• Developing interactive projects using appropriate production techniques.
• Developing strong working relationships to ensure effective use of all resources.

Position: Internship - Multi-Media Editor
Company: CanWest Interactive, Toronto, Ontario
When: 2006
• Editing video content using Final Cut Pro.
• Developing online content from video clips.
• Collaborating with Multi-Media Producer in other related tasks.



Fundamentals of Project Management
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
Training in: Role of the project manager and the project management team in
implementing and controlling a project; Concepts of the Project Management Body
of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)

New Media Design Certificate with Honours
Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario
Training in: Principals of Design, Sound and Interface Design, Interactive Design

B. Eng in Electronics Engineering
Bolivian Papal University, Medellin, Colombia (evaluated by WES Canada)
Training in: Programming and Operating Systems, Network and Communications


Special Skills

• Graphics: Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, InDesign
• Programming: HTML, CSS, ASP.Net, PHP, ASP, Javascript, Actionscript, MySQL, C++
• JavaScript libraries: jQuery
• Web: Dreamweaver
• Animation: Flash
• CMS: Wordpress
• Project Management: Microsoft Project 2003, Microsoft Office 2003
• Video: Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro
• Sound: Garage Band, Soundtrack


Activities And Interests

• Painting
• Drawing
• Writing
• Hand made accessories
• Hot Yoga
• Squash