About Tim Winfred

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Me with a few of my Q.Digital cohorts (left) and myself (far right) at the 2016 Best of GayCities Awards in Las Vegas.

Hi there! Welcome to my personal website. I hope you find some interesting information while you are here. If there’s anything you would like to know, feel free to email me at timwinfred@gmail.com or reach out to me on Twitter at @timwinfred.

Here’s a bit of background information about my background in web development, digital marketing, graphic design and entrepreneurship…

WEB DEVELOPMENT / CODING / PROGRAMMING

As of March 2018, I am a full-time web development student at Coding Dojo, located in Burbank, CA. Since starting at the Dojo, I have studied a variety of front-end and back-end coding languages, including:

  • Python
    • Django
    • Flask
    • Jinja2
    • MySQL
    • SQLite
    • Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
    • Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs)
  • HTML
  • CSS
    • Responsive Web Design (RWD)
    • Bootstrap
  • JavaScript
    • jQuery
    • jQuery UI
  • APIs
  • Ajax
  • Wireframes

DIGITAL MARKETING / GRAPHIC DESIGN

I was the Director of Marketing and Brand Campaigns for Q.Digital, Inc., an LGBT media company, from November 2015 until I returned to school in March of 2018. While at Q.Digital, I managed the marketing team and lead all digital marketing campaigns for all brand partners, including 20th Century Fox, Alaska Airlines, AT&T, Corona USA, Fox Searchlight Pictures, HBO, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Lexus, San Francisco Travel Association, Sony Pictures, Stoli Vodka, Target, Trivago, Universal Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures, among others.

My day-to-day at Q.Digital varied dramatically. On a weekly basis I would help the sales team build sponsorship packages, create proposal decks and design mock-ups in response to RFPs. For brand partnership, I oversaw all branding efforts, including paid and organic social media, influencer marketing and celebrity partnerships, branded content, email marketing, event production, and media and public relations. On any given day, I would typically manage between three and ten different brand marketing campaigns.

My professional digital marketing and graphic design career began in 2011 during my final year of studies at San Jose State, where I received a Bachelors degree in Advertising in May of 2012. In addition to Q.Digital, I have held a variety of roles with brands, both in-house and agency-side, including Shutterfly, HealthyPets and PRxDigital.

Entrepreneurship

In late 2013 I received a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate and moved to South Korea for a year to teach English to elementary and middle school students at a private after-school academy in the city of Anyang. While aborad, I spent my extra time creating and growing an LGBT entertainment news and e-commerce website called Dragaholic.com. The site was acquired by Q.Digital in late 2015. In 16 months I independently operated Dragaholic, the brand accumulated more than 3.5 million pageviews, over 50,000 social media followers and 3,000+ newsletter subscribers.

Two years later, to test my ability to build a fully-functioning e-commerce website, I created PawprintFashion.com using a WordPress Template. The site currently sells corgi-related merchandise (clothing and coffee mugs) that is processed immediately after purchase and printed on-demand.

Hobbies

My life is more than just business. In addition to my career life, I enjoy hiking, bicycling, jet-setting, art, Magic: The Gathering, freelance writing and doing red carpet coverage for Queerty.com. Check out some of my favorite red carpet moments below. Enjoy!