Hello, I'm Kevin Horek.

I am a Designer and Front-End Code Writer.

kevin@kevinhorek.com   .   780.446.5494   .   424.645.1395

Web/App


Logo/Print


GestaltU

Description

Wordpress Blog

My Role

Design/Front-End Dev, Responsive

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Inkdit

Description

Former Full-time Job

My Role

Design/Front-End Dev, Responsive, Wireframes, and Testing

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Principle Energy Solutions

Description

Corporate Site

My Role

Design/Front-End Dev, Responsive

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Casino Blackjack

Description

This tablet sits on an actual casino Blackjack table and you bet with the chips on the tablet but the dealer still deals cards. This cuts down on cheating. I also designed the dealer admin interface, but I can't show that for security reasons.

My Role

Design


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Drum Machine

Description

A drum machine design concept.

My Role

Design


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Restaurant Calorie Finder

Description

Calorie Counting iOS and Android App.

My Role

Design



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Orgnzer

Description

Simple Task Management App

My Role

Design, Front-End Development, Responsive




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Bluenile Painting

Description

Wordpress Painter Website

My Role

Design, Front-End Development, Responsive, Wordpress

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Maple Isle Homes

Description

Home Builder Website

My Role

Design, Front-End Development, Responsive, Wordpress

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Midnight Pistol

Description

Music Exchange Website

My Role

Design



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Birkholz Homes

Description

Home Builder Website

My Role

Design, HTML, CSS, CMS



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Solutions Workplace Furnishings

Description

Office Furnishings Website

My Role

Design, HTML, CSS, CMS



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Apex Casino

Description

Casino Website

My Role

Design



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Old Portfolio

Description

Old Portfolio Website

My Role

Design, Development


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How to Meet a Nice Girl

Description

Band Promotion Website

My Role

Design


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My Wedding Website

Description

Wedding Website

My Role

Design, Front-End Development, Responsive, Wordpress


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GoTo Lifestyle Management

Description

Company Logo

My Role

Design


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Shelly and Calvin Wedding Invite and Agenda

Description

Wedding invite and agenda

My Role

Design


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Pulmonox

Description

Medical Company Logo. I also did the website.

My Role

Design

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Alexander Hotel of Silverado

Description

Hotel Logo and Annual Report Cover

My Role

Design



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Resume


About Me

My name is Kevin Horek and I was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I work as a Senior UX Designer / Front-End Developer. I have been building for the web since I was in junior high. I graduated from NAIT's multimedia program, with honors, the University of Alberta web builder program, with honors, and spent a summer studying corporate design at UCLA. I have been doing design and front-end development for over 14 years. I build websites/apps that are standards compliant, work cross-browser, are responsive and gracefully downgrade. I have worked on web apps, mobile apps and I remember the days when you used to use tables for layout. I am currently writing a book for Packt Publishing on Zurb's responsive framework Foundation. I have worked on projects for BMW, Best Buy, Qantas Airlines, Emirates Airlines, CB Richard Ellis, Grubb&Ellis, Cushman & Wakefield, and Colliers International. My work has won site of the day, best site of the year for Colliers International, and has been published in Hit Parader magazine.

Feel free to contact me by email at kevin@kevinhorek.com or by phone at 780.446.5494 or 424.645.1395.


Experience

Hybrid Forge

User Interface Lead
September 2013 - Present

My role is managing the front-end design and development process on Drupal and Magento projects. These projects are responsive and are using Omega or Zurb Foundation with SASS. I also do responsive wireframing and prototyping with HTML5, CSS3, SASS, JavaScript, and jQuery.

Inkdit

Senior Designer / Front-End Developer
March 2011 - August 2013

My role was design and front-end development of this Ruby on Rails web application. This includes: research, user stories, sketching, storyboarding, wireframing, prototyping, Photoshop mockups, building the mockups with HTML5/CSS3 (using SASS and the Foundation Responsive Framework), user testing, iteration and a/b testing. I made sure everything worked cross-browser and across devices. Other than some of the icons and avatars, everything is HTML5, CSS3 or SVG. We used the Agile development process.

Mailout Interactive Inc.

Senior Designer / Front-End Developer
April 2010 - January 2012

My role was to modernizing the three .NET web apps. This includes: taking out the tables and putting the 360+ pages into HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript, all pages gracefully downgraded to IE6. I was also responsible for making the apps more user friendly.

Incite

Senior Web Designer
January 2007 - March 2010

My role was doing design, front-end development and putting websites into content management system. I used Wordpress, Drupal, ExpressionEngine and Joomla.

I also, did a bit of print and logo design.

Quick-Draw / Quickspace

Designer / Developer
September 2004 - December 2006

My role was doing design and front-end development of HTML and Flash based websites. Some of the clients included: CB Richard Ellis, Grubb&Ellis, Cushman & Wakefield and Colliers International. I had one Jr. Designer under me.

Terra Prime

Designer / Developer
February 2003 - August 2004

My role was doing design and front-end development of HTML, Flash and .NET websites and applications. Some of the clients included: Qantas and Emirates Airlines. I had one Jr. Designer under me.

Multimedia Production Services - University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Multimedia Designer
February 2002 - September 2002

My role was to create Interactive CD's and websites for Doctors and their students to use in the classroom for learning. We had to shooting video, editing video, and record any audio needed.

Horek Designs

Owner
September 2000 - February 2002

I ran my own design company that did Flash, websites and graphic work.

Webmaster Designs

Web Designer / Developer
October 1999 - September 2000

Flash websites, HTML and graphics


Education

University of California, Los Angeles

Corporate Design: 12 week course

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Multimedia Technology Certificate (Honors)
June 2001 - January 2002

University of Alberta

WebBuilder 2.0 Multimedia Diploma (Honors)
October 2002 - January 2003

Grant Macewan College

PHP & MySQL: 6 week course

University of Alberta

Typography: 5 week course

University of Alberta

ColdFusion: 3 day course


Organizations

Nerds Night Out

Co-founder of www.nerdsnightout.ca - Edmonton's monthly web designer & developer beer meetup.


References

Available upon request

Please email me

Contact


kevin@kevinhorek.com   .   780.446.5494   .   424.645.1395

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