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| IP: 54.158.55.5

Quick Profile:

  • technologist
  • illustrator
  • artist
  • technical illustrator
  • graphic designer
  • developer/programmer
  • troubleshooter
  • UX / DX

Trained in:

  • MCSE
  • CCNA
  • A+ Hardware
  • Network+
  • ITIL

Certifications:

  • CSIS Level 2
  • Dell Workstations / Laptops
  • HP Printers
  • Microsoft Certified Professional

Education:

  • Durham College - Network Systems Engineer
  • TBDC - SEB Program Member
  • Sheridan College - Programmer (also TA for Office Business systems)
  • Sheridan College - Art Fundamentals
  • Pickering High School - OSSD (helped create and took AVF 4A1-02 College Portfolio Course as a co-requisite of AVI-OA1)

Experience:

  • CURRENT
    Full Stack Designer/Developer

  • 2017-PRESENT
    Pixels Matter
    Founder
    - Programming, Design and 3D Development for both digital and physical.
  • 1994 - 2016
    Self Employed
    Entrepreneur (GetStuff Sourcing, I.N.C. Electronics, Mindset Graphics MarCom and Caedrius Group MarCom)
  • 2002 - 2003
    Micro Age
    Technical Analyst - Service Desk Technician
  • 2002 - 2002
    United Computer
    Senior Technician - Supervisor
  • 1998 - 2000
    Carswell/Thompson Legal Publications
    Desktop Support Analyst
  • 1998 - 1998
    Balzers
    International Driver
  • 1997 - 1998
    Mex-Y-Can Flowers
    Delivery Driver
  • 1996 - 1996
    FollowMe Online
    Technical Support
  • 1994 - 1996
    SysEx Consulting
    Technical Consultant
  • 1993 - 1993
    11-9 Services
    K-9 Security Driver
  • 1992 - 1992
    UAP / NAPA Auto Parts
    Driver, Courier
  • 1989 - 1989
    S.W. Fleming Ltd.
    Junior Draftsperson
  • 1991 - 1991
    Thompson Professional Publishing
    Inside Sales Representative
  • 1990 - 1992
    Quantum Temp Services
    • D&H Intercheque
      industrial cutter/machine operator
    • Allied Group
      warehouse staff
  • 1990 - 1991
    Pizza Hut Canada
    Closing Cook
  • 1989 - 1992
    Pickering Parks & Recreation
    Youth Staff Leader

Interests / Hobbies:

  • robotics& android design
  • conceptual automotive design
  • artificial intelligence
  • alternative fuel theory & design
  • photography
  • 3d modeling
  • musical composition & recording (guitar, keyboard, vocals)
  • sketching & painting (digital and traditional)
  • game design mechanics & development processes

Things I'm good at:

  • driving
  • computer troubleshooting
  • helping people expand their potential
  • improving existing ideas
  • winging a solution
  • out of the box solutions to common problems
  • presentation
  • researching and scrounging

Things I'm not good at:

  • vocals (singing) - "you sound like someone's swinging a cat around their head" (I play well though!)
  • using 'kid gloves' - if you don't want the truth in plain English, with honesty and suggestions on how to make things better, don't ask.

Who I am:

  • introverted when I can be, and easily extroverted when I want to be
  • find things hard to let go when they're not right, not matter how small
  • provide me with logical reasoning and I will change my way of thinking

What I do:

  • create useful and beautiful things
  • fix things that are worth fixing
  • improve on things that can be improved on
  • manage a client/server environment spanning 2 countries

How I've been recognized:

  • Step up to Leadership - Completed Leadership Course on Volunteering/Associations
  • Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC) - Completed Self Employment Benefits Course
  • Dell - Dell Certified Technician
  • Microsoft - Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Eastern Passage Business Network Assoc. (EPBNA) - Elected Chairperson
  • Nova Scotia Come to Life Campaign - Charter Signatory w/ the Province's Premier

About Ian G. Lang

profileThis is my personal journal.  I'm a designer developer and dad, who just happens to spend a lot of time in front of a computer.   I've been pretty negative since I burned out of the IT Support sector, and I'm trying to correct that, so if I falter from time to time, don't hate me for it.

You will find me on Facebook often, and, once-in-a-blue-moon on Twitter.  My grammar isn't perfect, my English comprehension is decent, and I don't really do anything that strikes me as world changing --at least in my mind anyway.  You might find a nugget or two of interesting takeaways in my ramblings.