Welcome!

I'mErnie Avis,

ABOUT

How I became a freelancer:

I'm a freelance Web Designer & Front End Developer primarily using WordPress based in Brampton, Ontario.

At a young age, I was fortunate enough to have a Pentium 4 computer with 512MB of RAM thanks to my father. Although it wasn’t the greatest computer, it was good enough to browse the internet, and play flash games. From time to time, my computer would occasionally obtain a virus, and even freeze when trying to play games. As a frustrated kid who wanted to simply play games and have some fun, I diagnosed the issue, researched, and experimented until the issue was resolved.

Fast forward, here I am studying Computer Systems Technology specializing in Systems Administration at George Brown College. In 2nd year, I've learned web development fundamentals which consisted of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Ever since, I've taught myself how to code and design websites better through courses on Udemy, Lynda.com, and YouTube.

Below is a representation of my comfortability with certain languages & areas:

WordPress
HTML5
CSS3
PHP
SERVICES

What I do best:

I can assist with domain migration, choosing from a wide array of web hosting plans, or even graphic & print design — but here's 3 services where I'm most knowledgeable:

WordPress Customization

I'll do everything beyond requirements that will make your website look and feel unique. From detailed theme customization, to social media integration and plugin assistance - you can count on me as your shapeshifter.

Search Engine Optimization

With proper implementation of certain strategies, techniques, and tactics, your website will experience an increased amount of visitors by obtaining a high-ranking placement in the Google search engine results.

WordPress Maintenance & Support

Your website can be targeted by hackers looking for vulnerabilities to exploit. For a monthly rate, I'll perform core updates, theme updates, and plugin updates along with backups, virus scanning and uptime monitoring to provide you peace of mind.

01.

Define

I truly believe Augustine’s words are true and if you look at history you know it is true. There are many people in the world with amazing

02.

Design

We know this in our gut, but what can we do about it? How can we motivate ourselves? One of the most difficult aspects of achieving success.

03.

Develop

Positive pleasure-oriented goals are much more powerful motivators than negative fear-based ones. Although each is successful separately.

04.

Deploy

Positive pleasure-oriented goals are much more powerful motivators than negative fear-based ones. Although each is successful separately.

EXPERIENCE

Work & Education

I personally feel that I have quite a bit of experience working in the IT industry. Here's an overview of my work experience and education:

Experience:

Best Buy Canada
November 2016 - Present
Connected Solutions Specialist

My role consists of responding to customer concerns, while assisting in achieving the stores customer care and sales goals. To do so, I'm required to promote, emphasize, and demonstrate skills in selling services, accessories, and complete solutions as necessary. Above all, I provide product knowledge and educate items should there by any questions.

Tsunami Technology Group Inc.
October 2013 - September 2015
Junior IT Technician

Acting as the first point of contact to support IT operations, I've played a key role of ensuring the quality of service provided while improving efficiencies and fostering growth. I've received and responded to requests, prioritized, monitored, and resolved issues from various clients as necessary. I've performed maintenance office PCs, and IT related equipment such as VoIP phones, printers, and routers.

Education:

George Brown College

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

September 2015 - Present (Expected graduation in April, 2018)
Computer Systems Technology (Systems Specialization)

This program focuses on mail server administration, content management systems (Collaboration), database administration,computer security, infrastructure virtualization (through the VMWare IT Academy) and cloud computing — along with best practices in IT.

St. Augustine Secondary School

Ontario Secondary School Diploma

September 2010 - June 2014
Student

St. Augustine Catholic Secondary School is a Catholic high school in Brampton, Ontario and part of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. St. Augustine has established program initiatives to assist in the development of skills for all students. Their academic programs have a wide range of subjects that are offered at appropriate levels of difficulty to each student.

Currently unavailable for hire.

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