Alex Davey

front-end developer + illustrator living in Toronto.

Education

  • 2017 | HackerYou
    Advanced JavaScript & jQuery
  • 2015 | HackerYou
    Web Development Immersive
  • 2009 | OCAD University
    Bachelor of Design (Illustration)

Volunteering

  • 2017 | Girls Learning Code
    Mentor
  • 2016 + | HackerYou
    Bootcamp Buddy
  • 2015 + | Ladies Learning Code
    Mentor

Technical Skills

  • HTML5 / CSS3
  • LESS / Sass
  • JavaScript / jQuery
  • Responsive Design
  • Custom SVGS and Animation
  • APIs
  • User Testing
  • Browser Testing
  • Web Accessibility
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Bootstrap, learning CSS Grids
  • Drupal, Wordpress, & Statamic CMS
  • Ruby On Rails / PHP
  • Custom SVGS & Animations
  • Shopify & Squarespace themes

Portfolio

Below is my front-end development work, and further down is my illustration work.

Front-end Web Development

Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI)

Developed using Drupal 8, this custom site organized over ten years of content and information. Searchability was improved and optimized with the creation of custom filters and content types.

  • Drupal 8
  • JavaScript
  • Twig
  • Google Maps API
  • Responsive Design
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Greenbelt Microgreens

Developed various site enhancements such as their Press Page, Location Finder, Recipe Page, and Event Page.

  • Drupal
  • JavaScript
  • Google Maps API
  • Responsive Design
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What Kind of Dog Should You Get?

I built this dog quiz right after I took home my miniature dachshund. I did a lot of research when I was trying to decide what kind of dog I should get - and I took almost every quiz available. I hope this information can help inspire the perfect breed! Illustrations were provided by the excellent Cassandra Berger.

  • JavaScript
  • Responsive Design
  • Google Analytics
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Mississauga Culture

Developed on Drupal 7, this site was created to promote events, community, and culture in the City of Mississauga. This site was completed and launched under contract with JRC9 Design Studio.

  • Drupal 7
  • PHP
  • Less
  • JavaScript
  • User-Testing
  • Responsive Design
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Hipster Baby Name Generator

I built this name generator around the time my best friend was expecting. In the first week of it's launch, the name generator had received 30,000 views world-wide, which I tracked with Google Analytics. I also added a Tweet button, so I could interact with my users and see what names they came up with. You can read more about my process and success here.

  • JavaScript
  • Responsive Design
  • Google Analytics
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World Vision Academy

Developed using Wordpress CMS, this site was created to promote World Vision's Academy future trips, camps, and online courses. This was completed under contract with JRC9 Design Studio.

  • Wordpress
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • Responsive Design
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Illustration

A drawing of a teen girl wearing brightly coloured clothing and a long braid faces her mirrored self - built in what seems to be blocks or pixels.

ME 2.0

This was my first cover illustration for Shameless Magazine. This magazine actually launched my interest and now passion for coding, as this issue covered HackerYou and Ladies Learning Code founder, Heather Payne. I am very proud of this issue, and hope it inspired lots of amazing, kick-ass young girls!

Client: Shameless Magazine: The Tech Issue, Issue 27

Art Director: Sheila Sampath

A drawing of two hands coming together in a closeup frame. The hands are drawn in black ink, and each hand is wearing a brightly coloured friendship bracelet.

Friendship

Elle Canada approached me to re-print an personal illustration piece I had completed a few months prior. This was a full page print :)

Client: Elle Canada

Art Director: Elena Viltovskaia

Green Building

Green Building

This was an illustration for Azure Magazine's Green Living Issue, and my first major editorial illustration leaving OCAD University. I loved how the feel of the Green House was like a look inside a child's dollhouse.

Client: Azure Magazine

Art Director: Melissa Agostino

a drawing of a Ferret and a birthday cake made with colourd pencil on paper.

Ferret

OCAD University's Illustration Department submitted this piece on my behalf for consideration for the American Illustration Awards. I was selected to be included in the annual which included both professional and student work.

Awards: Selected for American Illustration

Personal Work

Wienie

Wienie

This piece was from my OCAD Thesis, "Animal Mating Vs. Human Dating". This is the mating ritual of the an angler fish, who lures their mate sneakily and the traps them.

Awards: Chosen for American Illustration

Student Work

Let's Connect

A closeup of Alex Davey- a woman in her late twenties with platinum blond hair. She is smiling and standing forward facing the lens, outdoors on a bright fall day.

Oh! I also have a miniature longhaired dachshund named Hank. He is a good boy. I had to put this information somewhere- this seems like a normal place, right? No? Ah well, let's talk about something else!

alex@alexdavey.ca