Creativity Meets Functionality Web Design, Graphic Design, Web Development

At 21 years old, over ten years of experience.

Dedicated to learning and passionate about design.

Welcome to the personal portfolio of Lesley Chard. I am a 21-year-old freelance graphic designer, web designer, and web developer living in St. John's, Newfoundland and attending Memorial University. Everything web design has been a passion of mine from a very early age. I made my first web page in 2001, and have been hooked on translating my designs to the World Wide Web ever since.

I started freelancing when I was 13 through online channels, and branched out to local individuals and companies during high school. Although web design will always be my main squeeze, I also have had extensive experience in designing layouts, newspapers, documents, logos, and advertisements. I was production manager at the Muse student newspaper for a year, where I personally designed 24 issues of the publication. I have also worked for other branches of Memorial University through grants, MUCEPs, and other student positions where I have helped design and web develop for the school.

Having felt that graphic and web design was a skill I would rather expand on independently, I am currently pursuing becoming a stronger developer, studying computer science and geography. Now in my third year of studies, and just a few semesters away from a Bachelor of Science, I am developing most of the websites I would only previously be able to design. I love to see a website all the way through, from design to function, so it is a true pleasure to be able to offer this to most clients.

1992

Born in St. John's, Newfoundland

2003

Introduced to creating websites and graphics

2006

Started freelance web and graphic design

2010

Graduated high school with honours status, enrolled in Memorial University

2013

Forth year of study at Memorial, majoring in computer science & geography

Knowledge and experience make it possible.

With skill sets expanding everyday.

Education

September 2010 - Present

Bachelor of Science (Computer Science & Geography)
Memorial University, St. Johnís, NL

September 2007 - June 2010

High School Diploma (Honours)
Prince of Wales Collegiate, St. John's, NL


Technologies

Adobe Photoshop • Adobe Illustrator • Adobe InDesign • Esri ArcGIS • Idrisi Taiga • CakePHP • Eclipse IDE • Git/SVN • MySQL/phpMyAdmin • Twitter Bootstrap • jQuery Mobile

Expert Intermediate Novice
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Java
  • jQuery
  • PHP

Work Experience

April 2013 - Present

Software Development Intern
Computer Systems Group (MUN), St. John's, NL

  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Web Development

January 2006 - Present

Web Designer
Freelance (Self-Employed), St. John's, NL

  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Web Development

September 2012 - April 2013

Webmaster/Systems Administrator
The Muse, St. John's, NL

  • Content Management
  • Graphic Design
  • IT
  • Systems Administration
  • Web Design

February 2012 - August 2012

Graphic and Web Designer
Computer Systems Group (MUN), St. John's, NL

  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Web Development

September 2011 - April 2012

Production Manager
The Muse, St. John's, NL

  • Graphic Design
  • Layout Design
  • Typography

June 2011 - December 2012

Student Web/Graphic Designer
Memorial University (MUCEP/Grant), St. John's, NL

  • Graphic Design
  • Layout Design
  • Typography
  • Web Design

June 2011 - August 2011

Research Assistant
Community Sector Council NL, St. John's, NL

  • Graphic Design
  • Database Management
  • Web Design
  • Web Development

September 2010 - July 2011

Technology Director
Judy Knee Dance Studio, St. John's, NL

  • Content Management
  • Graphic Design
  • IT
  • Systems Administration

June 2010 - August 2010

Technology Assistant
Independent Living Resource Centre, St. John's, NL

  • Adaptive Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • IT
  • Systems Administration
  • Web Design

Let's create something great together.

Get in touch with your questions, inquiries or proposals.

For any inquires, or to request a copy of my resume, please use the form to the right. You can also get in contact with me by sending a message to lesley.chard@mun.ca.