building multivoice oscillators workshop illustration by erica jewell

During the spring/summer of 2013, I needed a hobby. At the time, I was working a contract for UNISYS and their ACOL services, and wanted to learn something new and challenging to offset the continued time in front of a computer screen hammering out designs for web page layouts, reading and writing emails, and attending skype meetings. My ex-partner had an obsession with old moog analog synthesizers which I caught a small cause of. I had the

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ACOL, or Atlantic Canada Online is an online service provided by the provincial governments and maintained by UNISYS Inc. I was contracted by the Halifax office of UNISYS Inc. to bring the design of the ACOL systems up to current-day standards -- quite an undertaking as the size and the extent of the sites and services had grown substantially since it was first implemented in the late 1990s. The organization of the content and user interface

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In 2011, I was contracted by the New Brunswick Nurses Union to set up and manage social media channels, maintain the website, and provide graphic design services as needed.  The goal set out before me was to foster member engagement social media channels while maintaining NBNU's online reputation with the general public, provincial government and other organizations. I set up Google Analytics to measure website traffic and Sprout Social to measure engagement on social media channels. I prepared monthly reports

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I returned to Nova Scotia from Ottawa in 2004, freelanced for a few months, then in 2005, at the age of 25, I started my own business with the help of the government and Dalhousie via their Self-Employment Program. I was freelancing for Eric Beal of Spire Design who was planning to move to British Columbia and had asked if I would like half of his clients. It was the perfect opportunity to set up my

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In 2002, I was hired as a Multimedia Specialist by Fugro Airborne Surveys Ltd., a multinational geophysics exploration company. I worked out of the head office in Ottawa under the supervision of the Marketing and Business Manager. The company was owned by Fugro N.V., a parent geophysical survey service company based in the Netherlands. The Ottawa office specialized in fixed-wing airborne surveys. Other Canadian offices in Toronto (helicopter), Montreal (cessna), Calgary (GIS data). My role was to maintain

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In 2002, I was 24 years old. I was contracted by the Government Online Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade to design a set of templates for use by all of Canada's Embassies and Consulates abroad. The position required me to contact and discuss the project with various stakeholders, research the Treasury Board's Common Look and Feel design standards, and develop templates for each embassy or consulate which reflected the country

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website development for rcmp headquarters in ottawa

In 2001, I was contracted by the RCMP Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario to redesign intranet web pages for several of their departments. I used Macromedia (now owned by Adobe) Dreamweaver to create the new templates which followed the branding design standards of their public websites. I migrated the old content to the new sites, wrote technical documents on updating and maintaining the websites, as well as provided staff with one-on-one training on how to use

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