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I am a Junior Web Developer, Harry Potter enthusiast and video game nerd living in the heart of Toronto.

I am a front-end developer with a background is design. During my spare time I can be found with power tools, a sewing machine or a camera in my midst, though I am never far away from my computer. I enjoy learning new things and pushing my boundaries, which is why I have a lot of weird hobbies, but thankfully this is considered an asset within the constantly changing world of web development.

My Work

Code on a computer

Web Development

A series of my web devlopment work.

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Other Work

A series of my past work.

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Companion Quest

Companion Quest is an online companion app for table-top roleplaying games, intended to simplify the gameplay and open up options that an online format can provide.

Technologies Used

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, AJAX, PHP and MySQL

Team Members

David Asher Wilson, Jessica Mount, Jessica Sawicz, Steve Djau

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Waves of Emotion

This game was created during the 2017 GameJam hosted by Humber College. The challenge was to take that years theme and create some sort of game, rither board game, card game or video game. This years theme was "Waves", so our team decided to explore waves of emotion.

Technologies Used

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Canvas

Team Members

Steve Djau

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The Mystery Mansion

For this assignment we were to create, in teams, a fictional restaurant website from the ground up. We decided to create a website for a murder mystery restaurant called The Mystery Mansion.

I was in charge of the overall design and layout of the website as well as the home page and contest page. The criteria for the contest was that it had to be rigged so that the player never won.

Technologies Used

HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery

Team Members

Pritpal Kaur, Rahul Malik, Sukhpreet Sahota and Siji Sukumaran

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Favourite Pokémon

For an assignment, we had to create a webpage using two APIs of our choice. Being the nerd that I am, I of course chose the Pokémon API, and to bring some interactivity to the page, I used the Giphy API.

Overall this was just a fun project to work on. Not only did I get to practice more JavaScript, but I had a great time doing it. I hope to expand on this page a little more or perhaps use the APIs in a different way later on.

Technologies Used

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and AJAX

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Handmade leadther pouch on the belt of a viking.

OCAD University Thesis

For my OCAD University Thesis I chose to create a line of leather products that helped disguise modern day items. The inspiration for these products came from the Medieval era, while the methods used to create them were rather modern.

I first began by listing what products I wanted to make. I then sketched them out on paper, later moving the designs to the computer. Finally, I had the designs laser cut into finished cow and bison hides.

Assembly of the products included hand sewing and riveting techniques.

Technologies Used

Adobe Photoshop & Illustator and a Canon T2Xi

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Live Action Role Playing

Live action role playing, or LARPing for short, is essentially a real-life video game. Players make a character, get dressed in leather and steel armour, head into the woods and live as that character all weekend.

I first began taking pictures of LARPing events back in 2010. It started out by helping a friend do his OCAD University Thesis (He coincidentally helped me on my mine two years later. See above), which then led to a six-year long obsession full of photography, leatherworking and costume making.

These photos are from Underworld LARP – Guild house Jericho.

Technologies Used

Various Canon bodies and lenses

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Will and Haylee's Wedding

Upon an old friend’s request, I shot my first wedding last fall. The weather was amazing, despite being in the middle of October, which led to some really great shots as well as very happy guests.

I chose a pastel rose filter for the final photographs to help bring out country chic vibe of the venue and decor.

Technologies Used

Canon T2Xi, Canon D7, Canon 24-70mm F/2.8 Lens, Canon 70-200MM F/2.8 Lens and Canon 50MM F1.2 Lens

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