Web Designer / Developer / SEO Specialist

Hi, my name is Tommy Le and I’m a Freelance Web Designer currently residing in Vancouver, British Columbia.

In a nutshell, it means that I sit at my shiny Apple computer all day long creating crazy wicked designs for super cool people from all around the world. It’s great!

I pride myself in having the nerd-tastic skills to engineer top notch creations online, as well as being knowledgeable in the print side of design.

There is nothing more fulfilling for me as a professional than to see my creative vision harmonize with my client’s personality and needs to produce a website that is unique, functional, and stylish.

My perfectionist tendencies mean that my services will stretch from providing an extensive design analysis at the beginning to working with you to determine the most ideal implementation of the designs in the end.

Where I learned my skillset

I started designing in high school. Making rockets and cars, I developed a love and passion for it.

After graduation, I enrolled in the Web Design Program at British Columbia Institute of Technology then UBC’s Multimedia & Web Development Program.

The programs I studied are Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver. The languages I use to develop websites are HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, and PHP.

Where I sharpened my skillset

Three months into post-secondary, I landed my first gig at Stockhouse Media Corp. As a Junior Graphics Designer, I quickly learned the fundamentals of working in a design firm, including the discipline to meet deadlines and adhere to budgets.

Upon finishing my degree at BCIT, I was hired by Thinkprofits.com. Here I honed my skills as a web designer and mastered the art of implementing my designs into functional websites.

A few hundred websites later, I evolved to freelance. Freelancing allows me the freedom to pick and choose the projects that interest me most creatively.

Over the past 3 years, I have been volunteering with a wonderful group called Communitas, a non-profit organization that works in accordance with the principles of Restorative Justice to reduce recidivism by aiding in the reintegration process of those who have served time in a penitentiary.

I have become very passionate about this work. By helping ex-inmates make successful transitions back into the community, I feel that I make a meaningful contribution to community safety. Beyond that, it is rewarding to be able to help these very marginalized men get a second chance at life.

In addition to working with individual ex-inmates, I also now sit on the Communitas Steering Committee, the volunteer sub-committee, and manage the Communitas website.

Communitas Steering Committee

Communitas Steering Committee