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Nicole K.T. Winchester

I have been working in web development and design for almost ten years in many different capacities: from content management to application development; from working with and training clients to community development. I am currently free for freelance work - if you have any questions, please contact me at: nicole@noizangel.com.


 

Summary of Qualifications

Business Experience

Previous Experience

Volunteer Experience Education Other Resumes
Links to Site Examples

 

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experienced online Content Developer and Editor
  • Skilled in Web Development and Database Management
  • Experienced in implementing and maintaining organizational processes
  • Excellent communication and social skills
  • Good understanding of Canadian television industry

 

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

April 2006 - Present
WestWind Pictures
Content Developer

Responsibilities

  • Development of all web content for ‘Designer Guys’ (www.designerguys.com) and ‘Style Dept.’ (www.hgtv.ca/microsites/thestyledept/), including lifestyle articles, design tips, and host bios
  • Scheduling deadlines and maintaining processes for WestWind’s web team
  • Maintaining database of contra and credits for ‘Designer Guys’ and ‘Style Dept.’
  • Liaising with cast, crew and production to obtain and maintain accurate content and credits for post-production
  • Working with a team to redesign the ‘Designer Guys’ website, including interactive video and weblog
  • Liaising with various sponsors for website and episode information
  • Maintaining design weblog for the ‘Designer Guys’ site
  • Liaising with Alliance Atlantis Canada’s Interactive Team

 

August 2005 - April 2006
NOW Magazine
Interactive Assistant

Responsibilities

  • Creating and updating the weekly online issue of NOW Magazine
  • Checking accuracy of online version against print version
  • Aiding in the development and maintenance of online guides, movie listings, classifieds
  • Working with News, Entertainment, Classified and Promotion departments to ensure issue quality

 

February 2004 - October 2005
50Plus.com
Member Support/Web Development

Responsibilities

  • Maintaining the 50Plus.com web presence
  • Developing broadcast emails to send to member lists
  • Answering member questions via email, including technical support
  • Moderating and supporting online community of over 50 000 members
  • Developing and re-vamping the Community section of 50Plus.com

 

September 2001 - February 2004
Academic Technical Services, Faculty of Arts, York University

Web Assistant

Responsibilities

  • Developing and maintaining faculty, department and program websites
  • Liaising with internal clients to create web sites that meet specific needs
  • Creating tutorial materials and instructing staff and faculty in both Macromedia Dreamweaver and Contribute

 

January 2000 - September 2001
Xerox Research Centre of Canada
Web Developer

Responsibilities

  • Developing and maintaining company intranet
  • Developing and maintaining Cold Fusion Applications to assist employee productivity
  • Liaising with internal clients to create applications and web sites that meet specific needs
  • Maintaining and troubleshooting Access databases
  • Administering Netscape and Cold Fusion Servers
  • Maintaining and updating permissions on a Windows NT server
  • Providing technical support to internal clients

Achievements

  • Trained further in Allaire's Cold Fusion, and in Microsoft Access
  • Quickly became acquainted with SQL
  • Began process of updating XRCC's intranet presence


February 1999 - October 1999
AEC InfoCenter Inc.(now BricsNet)

Content/Web Developer

Online community for the Architecture/Engineering/Construction community.

Responsibilities

  • Posting and maintaining content on the aecinfo.com site, as well as www.oaa.on.ca, www.raic.org, www.constructcanada.com, and several other association sites
  • Contacting representatives from associations to obtain content and continue good relations
  • Consulting with other team members to complete large scale projects
  • Keeping projects within the projected timelines
  • Updating and modifying a database for a monthly newsletter for the A/E/C community
  • Answering user questions and problems about and with the newsletter, free online mail service, and free web presence
  • Aiding the Content Manager in production and maintenance of content

Achievements

  • Successful production of an Interactive CD ROM tour of the aecinfo.com site, working with a multimedia production company and a CD ROM production facility
  • Creation of the script for the Interactive CD ROM
  • Excellent maintenance of existing relationships with associations
  • Quickly became acquainted with the Aestiva database program
  • Took initiative to be trained in Allaire's Cold Fusion

 

 

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

2001- 2003

Toronto International Film Festival

Front of House Assistant

1999

NetEffect Communication

Freelance Design

1997-1998

Possibilities Project

Webmaster/System Support

 

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

2001

Cinematheque Ontario

Volunteer

2000

Toronto International Film Festival

Volunteer Captain

2000

Toronto Webgrrls – WOWLife

Writer/Coder

2000

Toronto Centre-Rosedale NDP Executive

Youth Officer/Webmaster

1999

PernMUSH

Volunteer Moderator

1999

Toronto International Film Festival

Volunteer Captain

1998

YWCA of Toronto - Multimedia Training for Youth Program

Advisory Board

1997-1998

Toronto Webgrrls

General Volunteer

1993-1994

Ontario Secondary School Student's Association

Central-East Regional Cabinet

1993-1994

Community & Race Relations Board of Peterborough County

Executive Board Member

1993

UNITY '93 Conference

Conference Chair

 

EDUCATION

Present

East Asian Studies/Communications Major

York University, Toronto, Ontario

2000

Programming Microsoft Access

Learning Tree, Toronto, Ontario

2000

Alliare Advanced Cold Fusion

Toronto, Ontario

1999

Alliare Fast Track to ColdFusion

Toronto, Ontario

1997

Multimedia Training Program for Youth

Centre for Creative Communications at Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario

SITES

The Style Dept.

www.hgtv.ca/microsites/thestyledept/designadvice/

Designer Guys

www.designerguys.com

   

NOW Magazine

www.nowtoronto.com

50Plus.com

www.50Plus.com

Flesh and Blood - A Vampire: The Requiem Live Action Game

www.noizangel.com/requiem

The Singing Chef/Diet Gourmet - Catering by Sarah Allen

www.thesingingchef.ca

Professor Isabella Bakker, York University

http://www.arts.yorku.ca/politics/icbakker/

Law and Society Program at York University

http://www.arts.yorku.ca/sosc/lands/index.html

REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

 

 


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