Hi, my name is Tommy Le and I’m a Freelance Web Designer currently residing in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Where I sharpened my skillset
Three months into post-secondary, I landed my first gig at Stockhouse Media Corp. As a Junior Graphics Designer, I quickly learned the fundamentals of working in a design firm, including the discipline to meet deadlines and adhere to budgets.
Upon finishing my degree at BCIT, I was hired by Thinkprofits.com. Here I honed my skills as a web designer and mastered the art of implementing my designs into functional websites.
A few hundred websites later, I evolved to freelance. Freelancing allows me the freedom to pick and choose the projects that interest me most creatively.
Over the past 3 years, I have been volunteering with a wonderful group called Communitas, a non-profit organization that works in accordance with the principles of Restorative Justice to reduce recidivism by aiding in the reintegration process of those who have served time in a penitentiary.
I have become very passionate about this work. By helping ex-inmates make successful transitions back into the community, I feel that I make a meaningful contribution to community safety. Beyond that, it is rewarding to be able to help these very marginalized men get a second chance at life.
In addition to working with individual ex-inmates, I also now sit on the Communitas Steering Committee, the volunteer sub-committee, and manage the Communitas website.