Alexander R. Torrijos
Experienced Web Application Developer and Designer
ASP .NET C#, MVC3, Entity Framework Code First
PHP5, Zend Framework 2
SQL Server, MySQL, Stored Procedures
Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash
23 United States St., Betterliving Subd, Bgy. Don Bosco, Paranaque City, Philippines 1711
Phone: +63 2 822 7219
Mobile: +63 919 991 5653
Birthdate: March 24, 1970
Civil Status: Single
Bachelor of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies (Chemistry, Education)
Ateneo de Manila University
Certificate of Completion
Certified Macromedia Flash MX Designer 2003
Oct 2011 – Mar 2012
Developed a testing tool which generates test questions for applicants. The application uses ASP .NET C# MVC3, Entity Framework Code First, SQL Server 2008, with Dependency Injection and Unit Tests.
Capstone Capital Pte Ltd
Aug 2010 – Feb 2012
I provided graphic and web design and web development services to Capstone. I update and maintain websites. I develop websites based on their requirements. I usually implement functionality based on the Zend Framework.
Antonio Rivera Consulting (L’Oreal Phils)
Jan 2010 – Jul 2010
Development and re-implementation of an Excel file converter using NPOI, open source Excel library based on Apache POI. Development of additional reports using T-SQL stored procedures. Customization of Gallery Server Pro (an open source file manager application and media viewer) to include additional search parameters C# .NET 3.5
IT Managers Inc. (Fonterra Brands)
May 2009 – Dec 2009
PointWest Technologies Corp.
Enhanced an existing ticketing web application by implementing additional functionality within a team environment. Assigned to implement displaying and saving data through web forms. Worked on an xml uploading functionality parsing the data from the xml and saving it to the database.
Assisted in the maintenance of ViewCentral an events management application by implementing bug fixes, requests and enhancements.
Nov 2007 – May 2008
Seer Internal: Pre-Work
The pre-work involved development of an upload facility for an excel file which serves to provide template data for a dashboard application. I was able to develop the functionality working within the application’s framework which utilizes JSF, Spring, iBatis, Acegi, Log4j, Oracle 10g database. I developed the JSF page which provided the UI for the file upload and I coded the Managed Bean, the facade classes, the DAO classes and the DAO implementation classes as well as the iBatis sql mapping files which are XML files. I also edited the JSF faces-config.xml for the navigation of the pages as well as Spring applicationContext.xml file to provide the facade classes to the bean and dao’s to the facade. The managed bean processes the file and saves it to the server file system. Once the file is saved I used the Apache POI-HSSF library to process and parse the excel file and saved the contents to the Oracle database.
Senior Web Developer
May 2007 – July 2007
I have developed a prototype web application for a new global version of their website. The application allows a built-in administrator account to login and create new users. Once new users are created they can login and view pages only accessible to logged in users. The application monitors and logs application related events and any errors which occur. This information is saved to an SQL Server 2005 database. The application is built using ASP .NET 2.0 utilizing the Membership API and Health monitoring features. The application also uses Themes and MasterPages, as well as the Sitemap provider. A custom user management facility mimics the ASP .NET Configuration interface for user management.
Antonio Rivera Consulting
Oct 2006 – May 2007
Loreal Philippines: HR Intranet Portal, Developer
The project required the conversion of their printed Employee handbook to a digital format accessible only to their employees. As the developer, I was present in meetings to outline requirements for the project and followed the requirements document prepared by the Project Manager. I implemented the conversion of the design provided by the client to XHTML and CSS. The application was developed using the .NET 2.0 framework and SQL Server 2005. The Membership API, MasterPages, and Sitemap features of the framework were used. Adobe Flex 2.0 was used to develop the Flash application which loaded and displayed the HTML files which made up Employee handbook content. A simple Flash animation was also developed. I integrated a third-party poll/survey application converting the VB .NET code to C#. I also implemented the user management functionality using a third party wrapper class for the Membership API.
Amigo Strategic Solutions
Provided design mock-ups for Amigo Strategic Solutions Inc. Converted the design to HTML and CSS. Developed a mailing list form and database using PHP and MySQL.
Manila Path & Pixel
I gained experience in articulating Use Cases, and analyzing the problem domain and preparing UML Class Diagrams. I also gained knowledge of Java Servlets and JSP. I also gained experience using Eclipse for Java development.
Sep 2005 – Jun 2006
Designed various print ads and collaterals. Provided custom illustrations and graphics. Produced banner ads and web graphics. Designed http://www.sync123.com and implemented the design using XHTML and CSS. Developed the domain name checker and application form for http://sme.epldt.com using C# and ASP .NET 1.x Backend end only. Provided domain name checker functionality using ASP .NET (C#). Application connected to several whois servers and did basic parsing for negative or positive responses and displayed output on page. Used in-page coding instead of code-behind. Also provided client and server-side form validation with data sent through email using local SMTP on the server (IIS on Windows 2003 Server). Developed an API client that applies an MD5 hash to data passed to a partner companies API. Converted the API client as a webservice. Developed http://pldtwbg.com specifically the registration form and database based on the provided table fields and datatypes required. Implemented the backend using PHP and MySQL. Made use of foreign keys and constraints to enhance data integrity.
Beginnings Communications Inc.
Designed various collaterals, ads, etc. including billboard ads.
Creative-Response Co. Inc.
Apr 2005 – Jun 2005
Initially assigned as layout designer in the Main Stream Department. Produced design studies for lifestyle credit card for bank client. I assisted in preparing final art for posters. I prepared final art for real estate brochure. I was then assigned to the Outsourced Department as technical quality checker for directory ads. I was also assigned work as designer for directory ads. I provided additional services in conceptualizing, storyboarding and production of a 10s tv ad for text messaging based raffle promotion for oil company. I produced the ad using Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Sound Forge, and Adobe Photoshop. Graphics and text provided by the client. Voice over was also provided.
Freelance Web Designer, Developer and Flash Developer
Feb 2003 – March 2005
While working in Sykes Asia and after completing my programming courses I began doing various web and design related projects:
Animo Magazine Website
Design and development of static website
Logo, brochure and web design
Ateneo Grade School Educational Software Modules
Contracted to implement educational software modules based on a given script and basic storyboard using Macromedia Flash. Submitted final module for Fil 5-2, AP 6-1 and AP 7-1. AP 7-1 was not completed and was handed over to another developer. I applied my knowledge in programming in Macromedia Flash Actionscript, XML and OOP. I provided videography services, subcontracting of voice over talents, I also did sound and image editing. I subcontracted character design, and animation.
Technical Support Specialist
Sykes Asia, Inc. (Macromedia Account)
Dec 2001 – Sep 2004
I initially began as a Level 1 Technical Support Specialist providing phone and email support for the Macromedia Account handling Flash, FreeHand and Fontographer software products. I responded to customers who call in or email with technical problems while installing or using the Flash, FreeHand or Fontographer software. I had undergone technical support training for Flash and Freehand and I am an intermediate to advanced user of these products. I am also experienced in Photoshop and I am familiar with other print and web software technologies. I was also one of the first tasked to write TechNotes, articles detailing technical issues usually encountered by users. I was promoted to Level 2 Senior Technical Support Specialist.
Ponte Asia Design
Dec 2000 – Sep 2001
I assisted in the design & layout of various graphic & web design projects using Photoshop, Freehand and Illustrator. Assisted in the layout of product catalog. Assisted in the layout of brochure for men’s polo shirts maker. Did web design studies for environmental site. Did web design studies for liquor distributor. Design of product display for cosmetics company (Ponds – Unilever).
Creative Services Assistant
TeamAsia (Hamlin-Iturralde Corp.)
Jun 2000 – Dec 2000
I worked as creative assistant(graphic artist) using CorelDraw. Negotiated with suppliers. Provided concept ideas for rave party. Assisted in the design of studies for potato chip packaging. Assisted in implementing corporate brochure design revisions. Assisted in providing design studies for discount card design for golf store. Assisted in designing studies for event banners for stage backdrop. Assisted in designing logo design studies for software IT company. Provided concept ideas for travel website. Did technicals for HatchCamp, an IT Workshop and Conference for IT Start-up companies, supervising sound the system and lights. Also functioned as photographer for an event for a banking client.
Inbetweener (Assistant Animator)
Southernlights Studio Philippines
Feb 2000 – March 2000
I worked as an in-betweener in a cartoon animation production company. Four months experience in animation. Trained for two months from Dec 1999 to Jan 2000 at Asia Pacific College Ortigas. I have good drawing lines. I was also assigned to do clean-up(final lines) work.
Mar 1997 – Oct 1999
Attended and successfully passed the 3rd Junior Officership Training Program. The program involved a study of all banking functions from cash operations, accounting, and loan packaging. I supervised branch banking cash operations under the branch manager in various branches in Metro Manila. Assigned as graphic artist to the Corporate Relations Department for nine months before being reassigned to branch banking operations. As a graphic artist I designed various communication materials and did cover layouts for Westmont World, the bank magazine.
Grade 5 Classroom Teacher
Ateneo Grade School
May 1992 – Mar 1996
Grade 5 classroom teacher for Science, Filipino, Social Studies. Organized on-the-spot art contest for kids during Feast of the Guardian Angels. Computer teacher for logo programming and computer basics during the summer.