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Bill Walsh

A seasoned web designer/front end developer, producer, artist, and creative lead who supercharges your marketing strategy and blows clients' minds so wide open they'll need a mop and bucket.

Skilled Web and technology professional with 20 years of leading-edge experience in development, branding and agency support. Proven track record of client and brand management, possessing effective interpersonal and public relation skills. An industrious, independent learner in who has grown businesses from the ground up with specialization in design, information architecture and video production.

Experience

Bill was Chief Creative Officer at Geek Oracle servicing prestigious clients like Mercedes-Benz, Castrol, Toyota, Mastercard, Manulife, SickKids and Chubb.

  • Web development, Branding, Marketing, Design (including print, animation, and motion graphics) and Administration across multiple hosting environments; information communication and design architecture; writing copy; mapping out microsites and large-scale websites; on-site location video shooting, post-production & compression.
  • Transitioned clients from proprietary software to open-source software (e.g. WordPress), when desired, saving them thousands in operating costs
  • Provided client technical support and in-person/online training and problem-solving, including technical specification documentation
  • Client-focused proposals that stay ahead of trends, including development and incorporation of ADOA- and CASL-adherent sites
  • Managed of day-to-day operations such as interviewing, hiring, training and outsourcing of personnel; budget and finance planning/management; project management using multiple systems including Asana & Basecamp

Before partnering at Geek Oracle, Bill worked at Evolusent (formerly Web Impact) providing enterprise content management solutions to major corporations and governmental agencies such as Honeywell, Hockey Canada and CDIC

  • Managed the Development team in the creation of audio and video projects aligned with the objectives of corporate clients, from the initial creative direction of concept design to the final video production
  • Designed and maintained corporate websites, including the full back-end software (i.e. Prism) for content and video management
  • Played a key role in change management and optimization efforts, transitioning software platforms from ColdFusion to PHP; results included agency savings of $35,000 annually
  • Planned and oversaw the building of a chroma key studio for in-house and client A/V projects
  • Trained clients for independence in numerous subjects, from website updating and personalization to general and project-specific software use (e.g. Photoshop)

Prior to taking on the business world, Bill started his career in institutional education at York University.

  • Designed Osgoode Hall Law School internal and external websites in HTML and Flash
  • Developed and designed the Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni Association website, including online donor submissions
  • Partnered with the Osgoode Communications Manager to ensure annual site redesign supported recruitment goals
  • Other key projects included websites for: the International Association of Consumer Law; the Innocence Project; and the Osgoode Professional Development/Continuing Legal Education
  • Assisted with the school’s electronic flat-screen bulletin board (updated online)
  • Delivered training sessions for faculty, staff and students in general computer use and on QuickPlace and Macromedia Contribute
  • Executed a portable streaming project that recorded class sessions using laptops
  • Designed and maintained the Glendon Campus bilingual website and Intranet
  • Designed and programmed major Flash presentations used by Glendon recruitment staff at major university fairs across Canada
  • Served as an administrator for Lotus Notes, Domino and Quickplace

Portfolio

Geek Oracle - Creative Director
August 2008 – December 2020

Geek Oracle is a full-service web, social media agency that embraces innovative technologies and forward-thinking business practices to provide effective digital marketing and enterprise technology solutions.

Background

Started the company from its inception with two partners, building an admirable client base in North America. Directly or indirectly involved in all activities of the agency. Clients have included Pepsi, Mercedes-Benz, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Toyota, and Castrol.

Responsibilities and Achievements:

  • Web development, Branding, Marketing, Design (including print, animation, and motion graphics) and Administration across multiple hosting environments; information communication and design architecture; writing copy; mapping out microsites and large-scale websites; on-site location video shooting, post-production & compression.
  • Transitioned clients from proprietary software to open-source software (e.g. WordPress), when desired, saving them thousands in operating costs
  • Provided client technical support and in-person/online training and problem-solving, including technical specification documentation
  • Client-focused proposals that stay ahead of trends, including development and incorporation of ADOA- and CASL-adherent sites
  • Managed of day-to-day operations such as interviewing, hiring, training and outsourcing of personnel; budget and finance planning/management; project management using multiple systems including Asana & Basecamp

Work:

GeekOracle.com

GoodFootDelivery.com

OccupationalCancer.ca

Venator.ca

creod.on.ca

ApriINC.com

OneShield.com

pc350.com

HellerProductionsInc.com

Canada.ca

OneStepAheadMobility.com

InscapeSolutions.com

FightToEndCancer.com

opg.com/biodiversity
Mercedes-Benz.com

PartnersAndEdell.com

Cancer.ca

PlatinumNaturals.com

BoomerangHealth.com

BenjaminMoore.com

ProgressiveNutritional.com

KargoKing.com

MyOCCA.ca

CrushWineBar.com

BrookfieldPlaceNewsAndEvents.com

CDTDriveShaft.com

Vifloor.com

Docap.com

LiveManulifeCentre.com

GlenoraDistillery.com

OrbitelCom.com

Purpose.global

OfficeSpecialty.com

TheICA.ca

CKRGlobal.com

Castrol.com

Trisura.com

PrecisionSupplements.ca

PMI.com

MWclinic.com

Micralyne.com

Toyota.ca

ConstructU.ca

DavidCDingwall.com

Ecclesiastical.ca
SickKidsInternational.ca

DPAI.ca

KidsRightToKnow.org

ShopManulifeCentre.com

DriveProducts.com

ManulifeCentre.com

FusionHomes.com

ReveraLiving.com

DriverCheck.ca

Chubb.com

ShiftCT.com

ClubLink.ca

BreezinThruTheory.com

BodyPlus.ca

MaxxamLabs.com

NutritionHouse.com

CNLO.ca

Toronto.ca

Futz.com

Zync.ca

Strada-Aggregates.com

Mastercard.ca

NationalCaesarDay.com

TheCollective.ca

infobright.com

hts.on.ca

SeniorDiscoveryTours.ca

HarvestHG.com

Rain43.com

ManitouInvestment.com

DiamondLawBC.ca

GeorgeBrown.ca

ILPA.org

HealthandSafetyOntario.ca

WaterCanada.net

Emond.ca

KingswayBoxingClub.com

Evolusent - Executive Producer
December 2004 – August 2007

Evolusent (formerly Web Impact) provided Enterprise solutions to major corporations and governmental agencies.

Background

Began as web designer but quickly promoted when digital video filming, editing and special effects abilities became apparent. Clients have included Honeywell, Hockey Canada and Cottage Life.

Responsibilities and Achievements:

  • Managed the Development team in the creation of audio and video projects aligned with the objectives of corporate clients, from the initial creative direction of concept design to the final video production
  • Designed and maintained corporate websites, including the full back-end software (i.e. Prism) for content and video management
  • Key role in change management and optimization efforts, transitioning software platforms from ColdFusion to PHP; results included agency savings of $35,000 annually
  • Planned and oversaw the building of a Chroma key studio for in-house and client A/V projects
  • Trained clients for independence in numerous subjects, from website updating and personalization to general and project-specific software use (e.g. Photoshop)

Work:

Web Impact Website

Evolusent Website

CDIC

President's Choice

AIDWYC
Certified Management Accountants
CUPW

Professional Engineers of Ontario

Nickel Institute

Atlantic Superstore

Honeywell

Professional Engineers Ontario

Canadian Superstore

Cottage Life

Toronto Hydro

Hockey Canada

Urbana Corporation

Fujitsu

CICA

Golf Association of Ontario

OREA

Zhers

Studio Build

Loblaws

Osgoode Hall Law School - Web Designer
January 2001 – June 2004

Osgoode Hall Law School provides students with a superior legal education. They do this through an innovative, experiential and relevant curriculum, globally renowned faculty who are thought leaders in their fields, and a welcoming and inclusive academic community.

Background

I was promoted from Glendon to Osgoode Hall Law School to provide similar support as a web designer. I would also cover for the support team as well as helped run a lecture streaming program.

Responsibilities and Achievements:

  • Designed Osgoode Hall Law School internal and external websites in HTML and Flash
  • Developed and designed the Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni Association website, including online donor submissions
  • Partnered with the Osgoode Communications Manager to ensure annual site redesign supported recruitment goals
  • Other key projects included websites for: the International Association of Consumer Law; the Innocence Project; and the Osgoode Professional Development/Continuing Legal Education
  • Assisted with the school’s electronic flat-screen bulletin board (updated online)
  • Delivered training sessions for faculty, staff and students in general computer use and on QuickPlace and Macromedia Contribute
  • Executed a portable streaming project that recorded class sessions using laptops

Work:

Osgoode Hall Law School
MyOsgoode Student Portal
Professional Development Program

Glendon College - Web Designer
July 1999 – December 2000

Glendon offers a university education unique in Canada – and indeed beyond – for its combination of quality academic offerings, campus experience, and commitment to bilingualism.

Background

Severed as web master for several websites. Designed websites and student portals in English and French. Provided tech support to students and faculty.

Responsibilities and Achievements:

  • Designed and maintained the Glendon Campus bilingual website and Intranet
  • Designed and programmed major Flash presentations used by Glendon recruitment staff at major university fairs across Canada
  • Served as an administrator for Lotus Notes, Domino and Quickplace

Work:

RUFHQ.ca
MyGlendon Student Portal
Glendon Website

Centennial College - Web Designer
January 1999 – June 1999

Over the past 50 years, Centennial College has transformed itself from a local community college to a worldly institution, with a presence in countries like China, India, South Korea and Brazil.

Background

I worked on a distributed learning course website for nurses as well as provided tech support to the students who were taking the course.

Responsibilities and Achievements:

  • Worked on distributed learning website which included bleeding edge Flash technology.
  • Provided tech support to students and faculty.
  • Performed over the phone support for distance learning students.

Work:

Distributed Learning Portal

Testimonials

"Bill is renowned for building state-of-the-art interactive websites, apps and multimedia projects. He applies a mixture of artistry and creativity and delivers excellent work at blazingly fast pace we dubbed "Walsh Speed."

Kurt Binnie

Senior IT Executive

Bill is the bleeding edge.

Adam Curry

Co-Inventor of Podcasting

“Bill is a true professional. There was never a task or client request that Bill could not fulfill. He is the person you always want on your team. Clients love Bill because of his can-do attitude and his ability to always rise to a challenge.”

Mandi Davis

Marketing and Business Development

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