I am a web developer, mobile app programmer, and maybe even part graphic designer based in beautiful British Columbia. I was first introduced to web design at the age of 12, and have always enjoyed working with computers. As a child I spent my time viewing web page source code trying to decrypt how it all worked.
With the industry being so dynamic, being able to keep up to date with the latest technology is what makes what I do so interesting.
Front-End Developer • Current
Currently working as a Front-End Developer helping build and maintain the content management system for a digital sports marketing agency in downtown Vancouver. Utilizing the docker workflow to streamline the full LAMP stack development process.
Mobile Application Developer • December 2017
Although my time at GetintheLoop was brief I learned so much. Working with such a great group of people was a wonderful experience. I joined the team to help with the continued development of the mobile applications and specifically focused on iOS. Jumping into such a large codebase was a challenge, but I learned something new every single day. MVVM design patterns, tweaking customized layouts, working with GPS, and hunting down bugs.
Interactive Media Web and Mobile Application Development Diploma • April 2017
Dogwood Diploma • 2012
Thought I'd put this in here to fill up some space. Although there weren't any coding classes available at my high school, graphic design was offered which was probably my favorite course. I got the highest mark in the class and ended up landing a paid side job for one of the janitors who saw my work hanging in the school hallway.
I'm experienced in programming for mobile platforms including both iOS and Android as well as Front-End development. Some other web technologies I know are SASS, version control with Git, WordPress, PHP, Ruby On Rails, time management and collaboration platforms including Asana and Jira, as well as general project management paradigms.
A nice Hacker News reader application that pulls data from the API. Users can then jump to an individual article. Learned a lot about asynchronous calls to the network and designing custom views.Personal, iOS, Swift
A bit of a side web project I did up to help me tackle some coding questions that a potential employer might ask. I utilized Materialize.css overtop of the RubyOnRails framework. Not for public use yet ;)Personal, Rails, Educational, Web
I got sick of not being able to quickly browse the Castanet classifieds on my mobile device, so I decided to make a native app. I also did a web version. Just for my personal use.iOS, Redesign, Personal
I was working for a pest control company while I was going through college and thought it would be a great idea to redesign the website. I gained experience working with a client and had something to add to my portfolio.Website, Redesign, Responsive
As a final term project at North Island College, a classmate and I worked on what we call a "social media aggregate". I was in charge of all front-end design work. The project is still undergoing active maintenance.UI Design, Front End Development
The Prevailing Wins Dragonboat team website was another North Island College project. 6 of us worked in a team to produce a WordPress website. I was in charge of Logo design and overseeing all general front-end designs.WordPress, Branding, Project Managment
I found an interesting article on the web covering basic CPS concepts and thought it would be interesting to display them in a more fun and interactive way. Utilizing Swiper and Materialize.cssjQuery, Fun, Educational
This was a side project I did while in high school. One of the janitors noticed some of my work in the hallway and approached me with a request. I transformed an old photo he had taken into a vector piece so his memory could live on through this digital illustration.Game, HTML, Animation
My very first iOS application so nothing fancy here. I hooked up Apple's MapKit and dropped a bunch of pins at great swimming locations in the Comox Valley and surrounding areas. Users can also view a table view of the data, and select a location that directs to a details page with additional information.iOS, Swift 3
Working with Taylor was a joy, he knows what he's doing and he's committed to doing it well. He is open to taking criticisms and gives valuable feedback. He knows when to speak his mind to better a project, and knows when to trust the process.Ian McKenzie
Taylor is always up for a challenge. He knows his limits, but he is constantly pushing to break those limits and widen his horizon. Moreover, he is a great friend and a nice human being (computer nerd) who always gave me ride to the college.Sid Parmar
Taylor is a hard-working, reliable employee who is loyal and always on time.Dave Dumesnil