About Pencils, Pixels and Me

My name is Craig Clark

Pencil & Pixel is the moniker I conduct most of my creative activities under. I like the notion of the analog world and the digital world working together to make new things.

I enjoy making things people love. I specialize in web development, design, illustration, motion graphics and art.

Clients I’ve worked with appreciate that I put a lot of effort into understanding their needs, identifying what will work best for them. Particularly in web, clients have been pleased about how I teach them to use their websites and Social Media in a way that is easy to understand and implement.

Being close to nature is important to me. I spend a lot of time with my family exploring the outdoors. I like gardening, painting and cycling. I’m active in my local community, volunteering my time and skills.

Profile

Ambitious problem solver with a passion for making quality products that are easy to use. Enjoys working with clients to ensure that products meet and exceed expectations. Over fifteen years of experience working in information management, web development and creative services in both the nonprofit and education sectors.

Experience

Illustrator, Animator and Project lead

March 2017 | Voicefound, Ottawa

  • Worked on production team for motion and info graphics
  • Developed concepts and storyboard

Web Developer and Strategist

December 2016 | Nunavut Sivuniksavut, Ottawa

  • Content Analysis & Information Architecture
  • Developed content strategy
  • Responsive re-design using Drupal 8
  • Client training

Web Developer and Strategist

December 2016 | Heroxx Logistix, Ottawa

  • Designed responsive bilingual site
  • Developed site architecture
  • Re-wrote content

Web Developer

January 2016 | Crannóg Ales and Left Fields

  • Researched and implemented e-commerce solution
  • Designed site using Shopify platform

Web Developer / Graphic Designer

April 2015 | NS@30, Ottawa

  • Developed branding Package
  • Developed website using Drupal 7
  • Provided training

Senior IM/IT Advisor

2000 – 2014 | Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Ottawa

  • Developed several websites, primarily using Drupal
  • Designed and illustrated reports and posters
  • Coordinated with external developers
  • Authoring of analysis and evaluation documents
  • Assisted in development and deployment of strategic communication plans

Education

  • 2017 Interactive Media Management, Algonquin College, Ottawa (currently enrolled)
  • 2010 Managers Certificate in Information Management, University of Toronto

Technical Skills

Content Management

  • Drupal 7,8 / Drush
  • WordPress
  • SharePoint

Languages

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • SASS/LESS
  • JavaScript
  • Liquid
  • PHP

Software

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Office 365
  • LAMP

Metadata/ Standards

  • WCAG 2.0
  • Open Graph
  • Dublin Core

Professional Development

  • 2015 Introduction to Java, Algonquin College
  • 2014 Copyright Law for Images, University of Toronto
  • 2013 Social Media for Nonprofit Organisations
  • 2012 Google Analytics, University of Toronto
  • 2008 McGovern Master Class for Customer-centric Websites
  • 2006 Project Management, Canada School of the Public Service

Volunteer Work

  • 2016 - 2017 Class rep. Algonquin College Student Association
  • 2008 - 2015 Board of Directors / Web Developer Cumberland Community Association
  • 1995 - 1998 Board of Directors / President Baffin Branch, Canadian Mental Health Association

Affiliations

  • Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC)
  • Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM)

Awards

  • 2001, Government and Technology Award for Service Contribution
  • 1997, Northwest Territories Arts Council Award