The Short Story
Hi there! I’m Tim Winfred. I am a software engineer proficient in Python, Java and MEAN full-stack web development with a passion for solving problems with creativity and logic. My Bachelor of Science in Advertising, combined with more than six years of digital marketing experience, have taught me strong project and people management skills and have given me a keen eye for pattern recognition and creative design. I am currently seeking an opportunity where I can contribute to a team in a meaningful way while also making the world a better place.
The Long Story
Web Development & Software Engineering
I started playing around with building websites in 2012 while working for a botique digital marketing agency and then two years later used Wordpress to build an LGBT entertainment news website called Dragaholic. The site quickly grew in popularity and eventually expanded to also include an eCommerce store that sold drop-ship merchandise. By the time I sold the site in late 2015, it had received over one million pageviews and accumulated more that 50,000 social media followers.
I continued studying coding and completed the Codecademy HTML & CSS online course in August of 2016. Then, in early 2018, after working in digital marketing for almost seven years, I decided to return to school and pursue my passion for web development full time.
In June 2018, I completed the Coding Dojo software engineering certification program in Burbank, California. The four-month course provided me with over 1,000 hours of hands-on experience across three full stacks (Java/Spring, Python and MEAN) and added a great new collection of projects and mini applications to my portfolio.
My current coding proficiency spans a variety of languages, frameworks and more:
MySQL, Sqlite, MongoDB
Spring Boot, Django, Flask, Node.js, Express.js, Angular, Bootstrap, Materialize
HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, AJAX, Responsive Design
OOP, MVC, MTV, RESTful APIs
Digital Marketing & Graphic Design
Before returning to school, I was the Director of Marketing Operations at Q.Digital, Inc. for more than two years. While in this position, I managed the marketing team and lead the 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 role at Q.Digital varied from day to day. On any given day I might need to help the sales team build sponsorship packages, create proposal decks and design mock-ups in response to RFPs. That same same day I would also have to oversee our brand campaign efforts, ranging from paid and organic social media, influencer marketing and celebrity partnerships and branded content to email marketing, event production, and media and public relations. On a weekly basis, I would manage between three to ten different brand marketing campaigns at each stage of its lifecycle.
In addition to my time at Q.Digital, I have held a variety of marketing roles, both in-house and agency-side, including Shutterfly, HealthyPets and PRxDigital.
Find out more about my previous work and educational experiences here.
Teaching English in South Korea
When I was 21 I got on a plane for the first time. I booked a round-trip ticket to England and spent 10 days exploring beautiful cathedrals and the lush green British countryside with my brother and his wife. And just like that, the travel bug bit me...
A little more than a year later, after I graduated from college and was working my first "real world job," a friend posted a status on Facebook about the amazing time she was having living in South Korea and teaching English. Out of curiosity, I sent her a message to ask her some question. And just like that, six months later I was moving into a studio apartment in Anyang city in Korea's Gyonggi-do provience (just south of Seoul).
Living in Korea for a year was probably the most defining chapter of my life and it taught me so much. Not only did I get to truly experience the local culture and learn about their customs, but I also made amazing friendships and learned a lot about myself and the world I lived in.