Tim Lai


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Hi there!

My name is Tim Lai and I’m a full stack web developer, web designer, graphic designer, illustrator and cartoonist living in Ontario, Canada.

Technical Skills

You want a website that works so that you don't have to. With my knowledge and experience with HTML, CSS, LESS, SASS, Javascript, jQuery, PHP and Wordpress, I can ensure that your website looks and functions the way you want it to, even across a variety of screen sizes and devices.

HTML 5, CSS 3, Javascript, JSON, Actionscript, PHP 5
Frameworks & Preprocessors:
LESS, SASS, Bootstrap, jQuery, Angular, Laravel, Ruby on Rails, Django, Electron
Content Management Systems:
Wordpress, ExpressionEngine, Fork CMS, Monstra, Grawlix CMS
Web Development Software:
Dreamweaver, Atom, Brackets, Notepad++, Filezilla, WinSCP
Design & Illustration Software:
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash/Animate, After Effects, Clip Studio Paint EX, CorelDraw, Corel Painter


Recognition of Achievement - IT Accelerator

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

Sept 2016 – January 2017

Certificate - Web Master Program

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

May 2016 – August 2016

Diploma – Independent Illustration

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

September 2013 – April 2015

Certificate - Art Fundamentals

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

September 2012 – April 2013

Work Experience

Hogtown Horror (Contract)

Graphic Designer & Colourist

August 2016 – October 2016

  • Designed and compiled interior layout of horror themed anthology comic book using InDesign to create final print file for book
  • Coloured black and white lineart for the story, “Home Sweet Home,” using Photoshop to enhance appeal and contribute to storytelling
  • Promoted the book on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr to drive traffic to the book’s Kickstarter campaign

York Medical (Contract)

Web Designer & Administrative Assistant

July 2015 – October 2015

  • Designed and developed websites for York Medical Health Centre and Newmarket Foot Clinic using HTML, PHP, CSS, Wordpress and Wix to promote the services of the clinic
  • Tested, debugged and performed troubleshooting on Wordpress themes and plugins to meet business needs
  • Created editable HTML e-forms based on paper medical forms for use in the clinic’s electronic medical records

Joel Figueroa (Contract)

Graphic & Web Designer

October 2010 - January 2011

  • Designed website layout and graphics for www.justjoelcomics.com (now defunct) using Photoshop and CorelDraw to create a functional and appealing design
  • Edited, tested, debugged and performed troubleshooting on Wordpress theme and plugins using HTML, PHP and CSS to meet the client’s needs

Volunteer Experience

Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI)

Graphic Designer & Event Planner

September 2015 – April 2016

  • Communicated with a large team of event planners and volunteers to organize an art book and independent artist market for a non-profit animation festival
  • Organized, promoted, designed and compiled TAAFI 2016 Art Book to create a final product
  • Communicated with artists, exhibitors, guests, sponsors and festival attendees to ensure that they had a positive festival experience
  • Wrote regular detailed reports to a Board of Directors to keep them informed