Biography

From Hong Kong, I moved to Calgary in August 1990. Went to elementary and Jr. High at Father James Whelihan. For high school, I attended Bishop Carroll and worked part time at Humpty’s for some extra cash.

Right after graduation, I went straight to college. Lethbridge Community College is the one I choose. Living away from home was an experience in itself. Juggling my schedule with school and a part time job at Sven Erickson’s wasn’t bad…or so I though! Final semester (practical experience) I had three practicum’s (morning/afternoon/evenings) and working at Sven’s (nights) was a real killer. Finally, after a busy year, I graduated with the Multimedia Productions Diploma with Honors. I moved back to Calgary in search of employment in the Multimedia field.

After six long months on the job market while working part-time at Shopper’s while volunteering in Calgary Urban Vibe (youth association now called youthareawesome.com), I finally landed a part-time job as a Multimedia Assistant with Chinook Multimedia in Edmonton. Half a year later, I got turned into full time. Six months after that, I started doing more flash tween-ing and actionScript programming. Then Summer 2004 my project manager had lovely baby girl and went on maternity leave. Hence learning all about PHP programming and databases. I guess what happens, happens for a reason!

Four years of programming some pretty awesome projects for Chinook Multimedia; it was time to attend to some family matters. I took six months off and moved back to Calgary. From there; I got a job with RFID Journal; a New York based publishing company who promote RFID. I am their techie North of the border who manages their event Web sites and banners/newsletters for the marketing department. Hours are flexible enough for me to find freelance work; small sites for local companies.

In 2011, I took on a Web Developer position with a marketing firm called William Joseph Communications.  I am glad my career turned into this direction. Multimedia is such a broad term that to define yourself, one must see the signs coming their way.