Hi, I'm James (but i'm sure you knew that already).


James ThompsonBorn in Toronto, James Thompson began his education with the Computer Technology Institute in 1997. Through his year at CTI, he learned website design and maintenance and developed a keen knowledge for the internet’s potential.

After graduating and accepting a full-time position with one of Canada’s largest and most prominent charities, James continued his education and gaining experience with many different technologies, website SEO, and social media marketing.

In 1999, James began his professional design career at World Vision as a Junior Developer. Over 11 years, he built more than 70 exceptional websites for the many arms of the charity. His work ethic and attitude allowed for successful promotion of the organization’s funding drives, advertising, and awareness campaigns.

With the internet and its features evolving over 11 years, James grew and evolved with it. He undertook courses and furthered his studies to include the necessary elements to make him contemporary with newly graduated developers.

With continued success at WV, James gained promotion as a Senior Web Developer and Project Lead. On top of designing, he also led teams of junior developers in creating more website material for the organization.

On top of designing aesthetically pleasing pages and developing interactive and complex web entities for companies and various organizations, James Thompson fills the role of an online media and marketing consultant.

With a yearning to once again bolster his accreditation, James became certified as a SEO Specialist while studying at the Search Engine Academy. Knowledgeable in advanced keyword research and online behavioural trend analysis, he excels at Social Media Marketing. Using advanced SEO and web design practices (with latent semantic indexing), James works with a site and company to increase visibility, credibility, and online name recognition (branding and link popularity). Among many venues, he utilizes Google AdWords, Google Webmaster Central, and Search Personalization.

For a representation of James' work and ability, please take a look at his website portfolio.

 

Professional References

 

James is a conscientious hard worker dedicated to his work. He took good care of the website for World Vision Canada. In addition to our mass mailing campaigns, the website was an important medium to interact with our donors, and James' work enabled WVC to increase children sponsorship and gift donations.

James is also calm and organized, and is able handle stressful situation well. When there were unfortunate disasters in the world, WVC needed to respond quickly to help the victims. James had been able to work under pressure to produce effective results.

Eddie Chu
Former Chief Information Officer, World Vision Canada

 

James Thompson is a wonderful person and it was pleasure to work along side him for almost 10 years. James' work was always cutting edge, he always went above and beyond with the projects that he completed and the new innovations that he presented.

On several occassions James, was the lead in developing new databases, designs, forms, and microsites for World Vision Canada and much of his foundational work is still used today!

James will add value to any organization that he works at and it is with great ease that I provide my recommendations!

Sherene Rickkets
Interactive Web Production Manager, World Vision Canada

James is a reliable, highly creative web designer. His ability to understand and delivery customer needs, wishes and requirements made a great, positive, difference in several projects on which we worked together. Other than that, he is also a great person to work with.

Simon Xi
Solution Architect , IBM Canada

 

I hired James to help build a website incorporating dynamic data feeds and complex data sets. His expert visual design sense coupled extremely well with his understanding of the underlying rules and algorithms applied to the raw data, resulting in new insights and unexpected possibilities.

The end-to-end quality is so high as a result of James' rigorous and scalable implementation that I am hoping to work with James in future to expand it and roll the site out for public consumption.

Justin Allport
Aerospace Engineer, MDA Canada

 

James provided web support for my team's initiatives at World Vision and based on my experience working with him I would recommend him highly. He was a pleasure to work with and provided both the creative and the technical support that we needed. James ensured that the work was done right the first time and that the end result exceeded expectations.

Glen Waterman
Director of Face-to-Face Marketing Team, World Vision Canada

 

I managed James for a number of years. He is a diligent and thorough person with a great understanding of tech and code and how things work online.

It was common for James to approach our team with well-thought-out presentations and business cases for new marketing projects integrating business needs with his understanding of the channel.

I would recommend James as an excellent addition to any that values results and entrepreneurship.

Adam Hadley
eMarketing Manager, World Vision Canada

 

I worked with James and always enjoyed the experience. He knew his stuff and was easy to work with. What more can you ask for?

Philip Maher
Communications Director, Christian Children's Fund Canada

 

James is an amazing web developer and trainer; intelligent, experienced, dedicated and was always willing to work with my design team to produce superior online campaigns and ongoing web maintenance. He is fun and has such an amazing sense of humour - even the most stressful projects are enjoyable when James is on your team.

James is also a very great communicator and is a wonderful public speaker - a man with many hidden talents!

Maria Di Marco
 Client Services Manager, World Vision Canada

 

 

Website Creation Process.

I specialise in.

  • Web Design & Interface
  • Lotus Notes Development
  • Web Traffic Analytics (Google, Webtrends)
  • SEO & PPC Marketing
  • Numerous CMS Packages
  • Rich Media Development
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Audio / Video Editing
  • User Experience Design
  • Public Speaking, Presentations

I enjoy.

  • CSS
  • XHTML
  • XML
  • PHP
  • ASP
  • JavaScript
  • Lotus Script
  • JQuery
  • Ajax
  • ActionScript

Colophon.

  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Premier
  • Lotus Notes Designer/Administrator
  • WebSphere
  • MS SharePoint 2007
  • Drupal
  • Joomla