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Theate Passe Muraille required an easy to update, responsive custom Wordpress theme. By simplifying the publishing process for blog entries and media, I was able to create a website that showcased their new visual look. Integrated events calendars, SEO analytics and a customized Twitter feed all help market their productions and connect with clients.
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Andrea Scott, a local Toronto Artist, needed a website that allowed her artwork to scale on both desktop and mobile sites. Her site was designed to be easy to update and maintain from the back-end, while also giving easy to follow navigation options and a recurring visual motif.
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The Canadian Media Guild needed a new hub for it's Freelancers, and I worked with them to devlop and design this responsive site. Mixing both static information and dynamic pages together, it's also a home to a freelancer database, a calendar and has built-in twitter feeds.
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Toronto band Unbuttoned needed a versatile site that could handle a range of media types while still being easy to update and manage. The custom Wordpress template I created for them incorporate a vector based rotating background, persistent slide-based navigation, audio integration and twitter embedding.
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Kim Kehoe Digital Strategy Project with artifakt Digital Inc. For this project I was responsible for creating and editing pages, applying CSS design elements, and styling content. I also assisted in creating the mobile and tablet versions of the site and adapting the site for cross-browser compatibility.
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Harrowsmith Almanac Digital Strategy Project with artifakt Digital Inc. For this project I was responsible for creating and editing pages, applying CSS design elements, and styling content. I also assisted in creating the mobile and tablet versions of the site and adapting the site for cross-browser compatibility.
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McHardy Digital Strategy Project artifakt with Digital Inc. For this project I was responsible for creating and editing pages, applying CSS design elements, and styling content. I also assisted in creating the mobile and tablet versions of the site and adapting the site for cross-browser compatibility.
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Brel Team Real Digital Strategy Project with artifakt Digital Inc. For this project I was responsible for creating and editing pages, applying CSS design elements, and styling content. I also assisted in creating the mobile and tablet versions of the site and adapting the site for cross-browser compatibility.
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From in-store flyers to custom-laser-engraved paintball markers, working with Badlands has been an opportunity to test my versatility and adaptability as a designer. Graphics, Photography and Illustrations for print and online, created using Photoshop, Illustrator and mixed media.
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My work with NIA Centre for the Arts has been a great opportunity to assist a non-profit to expand and enhance their ability to communicate. Having worked with several of their sister organizations as well as their promising young artists has been a rewarding and enriching experience.
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Premium Events, an upcoming business run by a Toronto entrepreneur, needed both a logo design, print graphics, as well as a website created to showcase their new business.
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In my spare time I've always enjoyed drawing, painting and illustration. Since I've always had a strong background in the digital arts, I've found it a fun challenge to mix and match styles together in different media. Most of my digital artwork is created in Illustrator, Photoshop and Painter.
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Design is my passion, and I believe the right way to do it is by hand-crafting everything I make and taking pride in what I create. This approach means I always push myself a little further with each creation, and that my skill set is constantly evolving.

These are some of the tools and technologies I use when I’m designing:

And here are some of the amazingly cool tools I used to make this site: fontawesome, anythingslider, html5blank, xampp, putty, filezilla

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Hello! My name is Julian Apong, and I’m a Web Developer / Graphic Designer serving Toronto and the internet at large. I create versatile, adaptive and standards-compliant websites, and I have over a decade of graphic design experience. Feel free to check out my work, and don’t hesitate to contact me!