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Grant Sanger

Grant.Sanger@gmail.com
Toronto, Ontario

Objective

Obtain a position at a progressive company that shares my passion for the web and design. I am focused on web standards, and using the most up-to-date techniques and processes for front-end development. I am committed to providing quality work in a timely manner while constantly improving performance and workflow.

Capabilities

  • Extensive experience with HTML and CSS.
  • Experience with WordPress, Community Server, Vignette and WEM content management systems.
  • Expert in the use of Photoshop for slicing mocks and photo manipulation.
  • Experience with Java Script, jQuery and PHP.
  • All coding according to web standards and current best practices.
  • Working knowledge of design and UX best practices.
  • Cross-browser compatibility.
  • Multi-platform compatible email marketing.
  • 8+ years experience in front-end web development.
  • Up to date knowledge of web accessibility standards.

Experience

storefrontlife.com
Editor / Author / Web Developer

July 2012 ~ Present

DIY and Home Decor website with a monthly traffic of 45,000+ pageviews and 25,000+ unique monthly views.

  • Running on wordpress with fully responsive design.
  • Advanced knowledge of Google analytics and SEO for wordpress.
  • Social media management, writing, editing, reviewing products.
  • Pitching brand sponsorship opportunities.

BMO
Front-End Web Developer
August 2010 ~ Present

Responsible for creating and/or implementing various web and email solutions for a wide variety of BMO Financial Group projects spanning online, mobile, social and other digital touch points. All work adhering to brand, technical and accessibility guidelines and standards.

  • Production of microsites on and off of the Vignette and WEM platforms.
  • Extensive work with development of email templates.
  • Assisted in the transition to new content management system (WEM) and the production of a fully responsive bmo.com
  • Headed development of targeted marketing to Online Banking customers from the front-end.
  • Extensive work with BMO social networking platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

officialCOMMUNITY
Front-End Web Producer
February 2007 ~ June 2010

officialCOMMUNITY supplies e-commerce solutions to established musical artists from around the globe. While there, I worked as a web designer and as a front-end developer. Highlights include designing sites, upgrading the company content management framework and skinning Community Server and it’s built in message boards, news feeds and in-house developed store.

  • Design and production from start to finish including maintenance of functional web standards compliant sites for customers.
  • Translation of mock ups provided by designers into pixel perfect working websites.
  • Migration of existing sites into the company platform resulting in improved functionality while preserving the integrity of existing designs within the new framework.
  • Advanced skinning and integration of blogs and message boards on the Community Server platform.
  • Integrating social networking such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.
  • Skinning of clients MySpace music profiles to match customer sites.
  • Managing and coding clients e-newsletters to work across all major email clients, services and browsers.

Freelance
Front-End Web Developer
April 2005 ~ Present

Design and development for various clients including not for profit organizations.

  • Advanced custom skinning of WordPress blogs.
  • Search engine optimization.
  • Installation and setup of Google analytics.
  • Documentation of day to day activities for customers using wordpress to update their sites themselves.

Education

Sheridan College – Oakville

Applied Photography
Graduated April 2005
Graduated with a diploma in Applied Photography. Courses included but not limited to: Studio Lighting, Portraiture, Advanced Darkroom Techniques, Digital Studio, Digital Imaging, Digital Post-Production, and Concept and Design.

Loyalist College – Belleville

Photojournalism
Graduated April 2003
Finished with a diploma in photojournalism. Courses included but not limited to: Photography, Writing, and Page Layout and Design.