Robert Parkinson-Web Designer
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About Me


"Jack-of-all-trades". That's how some of my friends and colleagues would describe me. While I have been very fortunate to have a variety of job experiences, everything from New York City Police Officer to Theatrical Stage Technician, there have always been a few key things that have piqued my interest.

Science and technology: I’m fascinated by it. Maybe that’s why personal computers have always held a special place in my heart. I enjoy working with them, building them and playing with new software. That probably explains why I usually end up the unofficial “IT /help desk guy” at work and with family and friends.

Creativity: Being able to use my creativity while working on a project is one of the most rewarding experiences. Besides the obvious artistic reference, creativity is also a valuable skill when it comes to problem solving. There are times where you need to think well outside the box in order to get things done, and if you’re not creative then you are at a definite disadvantage.

Working with people: Whether it’s with a team of professionals, the general public or clients, personal interaction is what can make or break a project. My time with the NYPD helped cement the idea that the best way to deal with people is to listen and to be open minded, to try to see all sides of an argument, so that you can treat each other with mutual respect.

So I decided to dust off my old web skills, get re-acquainted with the software and jump into a career where I can combine my love of technology, creativity and people.

Related Education

Diploma/Certificate Educational Institution Graduation/Certification
Web Design Specialist Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ December 2011
Web Design/ E-Commerce Fairleigh Dickenson University, Paramus, NJ March 2002
BA Fine Arts High Point College, High Point, NC June 1987

Skills

Applications Operating Systems Platforms Hardware
Adobe Creative Suite 5.X (Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash Professional, Bridge, Acrobat X)

Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

HTML 4.0 transitional, CSS 3.0, WordPress 3.3
Windows 7, Vista, Xp, 95 PC

MAC
Custom PC builds

Home networks

News


January 2012-

Well it's a new year and the new "stripped down" site is live. Plenty of new features, like social networking links and a blog, are in the works.

So have a look around and let me know what you think, but don't forget to come back often for the updates.

February 2012-

We're just about halfway through February and I've got a small update to the Welcome page, I hope you like it.

March 2012-

First update of March is a WordPress page added to the portfolio, or you can visit the page by clicking the link below:

Crazy Kayaker


April 2012-

Welcome to April! Decided to open up a devientART account to display some of my "fan art" for MechWarrior Online. Take a look at my repaints and insignias.

Hartsblade's Gallery on deviantART