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Ken Dawson

$51.00 / hr

Ken Dawson

PHP MySQL Programmer Developer Canada

Winnipeg, Canada
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • AJAX
  • CodeIgniter
  • MVC
  • JSON
  • SOAP
  • LAMP
  • OOP
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • google-maps-api
  • API
  • Social Media
  • XML
  • WordPress
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Google AdWords
  • Google AdSense
  • Google Analytics
  • SEO
  • Ecommerce
  • LAMP
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Amazon Web Services
  • PayPal Integration

Work history

  • Overall Freelance Rating
  • 4.98
  • 129 Freelance jobs


  • Available
  • Full time 30+ hrs / week


  • English – Fluent


* North America Canada Programmer / Web Developer
With over 18 years of experience – I am an expert in Web Development and programming. Professionalism and commitment to each project. Whether it is a simple animation, a basic website or a highly complex custom database application, I am committed to ensuring the satisfaction of my clients.

I have an array of tools at my disposal, and I am certain that I can find the right solution for your business.

Developer, PHP/MySQL, Database, JavaScript, AJAX, JQUERY, Flash, ActionScript
3.0 2.0 1.0, CSS, HTML5, CMS, WordPress, Framework, CodeIgniter, DESIGN.

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Work History and Feedback (84)

“Ken worked quickly and efficiently on a last minute request. Thanks!”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • Mar 2015

worked through a very complex task in a methodical way and did several
test runs to make sure everything was correct. Great
communication skills; patient; and work done right.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 51 hours
  • Dec 2014 – Feb 2015

“Great guy to work with…. thorough, detailed and responsive. Definitely will hire again!”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 19 hours
  • Dec 2013 – Feb 2015

“Ken is very knowledgeable and professional. As always, it was a pleasure working with him.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 3 hours
  • Jul 2013 – Feb 2014

No feedback given

  • Fixed Price
  • Sep 2013

“Once again, Ken did a wonderful job. Will rehire.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 4 hours
  • Feb 2013 – Mar 2013

“Working with Ken was great. He has my highest recommendation. Will rehire.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 39 hours
  • Oct 2012 – Feb 2013

“Great work, as always. I highly recommend Ken Dawson.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 62 hours
  • Dec 2012 – Jan 2013
  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • Fixed Price
  • Dec 2012

“Ken goes above and beyond to make his clients happy. Excellent work, great attitude, and a pleasure to work with :)”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 394 hours
  • Jun 2012 – Dec 2012

“Excellent to work with. Fast, dependable, quality work and easy to work with!”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 8 hours
  • Jan 2012 – Oct 2012

usual, Ken did a fantastic job finalizing our database. This was a big
project, three phases, and I have absolutely no complaints about his
work and communication skills. Very pleasant and patient, I
would rehire Ken any time.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 280 hours
  • Mar 2012 – Jun 2012

guy knows his stuff! It is a pleasure working with Ken and I wouldn’t
hesitate to do it again. He met our needs every time and provided useful
advice throughout the contract.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 276 hours
  • Jan 2012 – Mar 2012

“Ken has been great to work with! We are looking forward to working with him in Phase II of this project.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 275 hours
  • Nov 2011 – Jan 2012

worked efficiently to meet my needs for editing a Flash
movie. I was impressed with his quick turnaround and
responsiveness to incorporate other change requests that came along in
the project.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 6 hours
  • Jan 2012

“Ken completed the assignment proficiently and with quality. I would be delighted to use him again.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 1 hour
  • Nov 2011 – Dec 2011

could not be happier how this contract worked out. Ken was extremely
timely and professional and the product he produced was just what we
needed. Moreover, Ken was very responsive to adjustments as our
requirements shifted slightly as we put the product into use.

I am certainly going to try to use Ken again should we have any similar
needs and would strongly recommend him to any other employer.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • Oct 2011 – Dec 2011

was great to work with and we’re looking forward to working with him
again. He’s very responsive and good about following up to close the
loop on things, qualities that are great to have on your team.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • Nov 2011 – Dec 2011

is a very professional and competent Actionscript developer. The work
he did was executed perfectly to specification and delivered on time.
His level of communication made this first-time oDesk experience a great
one. We would, and will, definitely recommend Ken to anyone needing
actionscript development in the future.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 28 hours
  • Oct 2011 – Nov 2011

quite literally redefines genius, meeting deadlines that are too tight
to be believed, and solving problems without a hitch. If you need a
Flash developer, don’t go anywhere else. Ken is the best there is.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • Sep 2011 – Nov 2011

is very knowledgeable on Flash and always provided quality results. He
was always available, even on short notice to get things done quickly.
Detail oriented and always checked his work for accuracy before giving
us a completed status update. I like contractors that evaluate the work
to be done and ask the necessary questions in order to do it correctly
the first time without wasting time and resources. Will definitely work
with Ken again.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 15 hours
  • May 2011 – Sep 2011

“Outstanding response time, quality, accuracy. WILL hire again.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 7 hours
  • Jul 2011 – Sep 2011

programming skills are excellent. My client liked the system
that he developed. It is a comprehensive database system
integrated into a website. Some of the features included user
account and record creation, administrative approval of account,
account login, record viewing and reporting, individual and bulk
e-mailing and more.”

  • Review Rating 4.70 ****

  • 182 hours
  • May 2011 – Sep 2011

was extremely informative and transparent. Although my
project is not able to be completed this time, I would take no issue
whatsoever reaching out to Ken in the future for another
project. Thanks!”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 4 hours
  • Jul 2011

“Fantastic as usual- went the extra mile to help me out too. 10/10.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 3 hours
  • May 2011

“Great work as always. 10/10”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 1 hour
  • May 2011

“Top marks as before! Quickly done, no mistakes, fantastic communication. Thanks!”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 7hours
  • May 2011

was an excellent and one of the best freelancers i have ever had
working for me. Work was completed on-time and to the highest
professional level. He went above and beyond my expectations and had the
skills to not only complete the work effectively but use common sense
when necessary to ensure the job was completed to the highest standard.
Communication was easy and he was fast to respond. There were frequent
updates and i always knew what was going on with the
project. He cooperated with me and was flexible and offered
his own advice on opinions when needed to. Definitely a hard worker and
will definitely be using him again for future projects!”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 63 hours
  • Jan 2011 – May 2011

“Ken is a great communicator and was very patient working with me to develop this complex project as it evolved.

Technically, there was never any hesitation or doubt that Ken could
write this project. He is totally competent in all areas of PHP / MySQL,
and Flash and the end user interface is better than we thought

I highly recommend Ken for any web development. A great job and a
pleasure to work with. I hope to use Ken again for future projects.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 265 hours
  • Aug 2010 – May 2011

developer I’ve ever worked with. Flawless in terms of
developer ability and top-notch customer service skills
too. Can’t praise highly enough, will use again for sure.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 6 hours
  • May 2011

did a great job and I look forward to working with him in the near
future. I’m certain he will be my go to guy for website
technical issues.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • Apr 2011

am most impressed with Ken’s professionalism and skill set. He was
prompt and pro-active from the initial contact to the close of the job.
He met the time commitments he made, and in fact, was
early. He was also very thorough and his attention to detail
provided me with exactly what was needed. I would not
hesitate to recommend him and, should the need arise, I will certainly
contact him first.

Sally A. Simpson
Implementation Specialist, Lakeside Educational Network”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 3 hours
  • Apr 2011

does excellent work. He was very understanding, even when I
changed some specs on him mid-stream. The final product was
exactly what we wanted. If you need a Flash developer, this
is the person you want.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • Mar 2011 – Apr 2011

“Ken was a livesaver. His technical work was excellent and he a great communicator.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 14 hours
  • Mar 2011 – Apr 2011

handled our last project so well we hired him immediately for the next
one. Ken expertly handled the job for us successfully and on time. Ken
quickly understood the problem although there were a lot of details.
Thanks Ken!”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • Mar 2011

is not only a first-rate Flash programmer, he is a truly great person
to work with. He has a friendly and confident manner and gets the job
done on time. He handled a tricky project for an important client and
the client was thrilled. Ken completely understood and fulfilled what we
needed. Thanks, Ken – with you on board, we were able to sleep at night
knowing our project was in good hands.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • Feb 2011 – Mar 2011

is just an amazing asset. He completed the job in less than 4 days,
even working late into the early morning hours to meet the
deadline. I am so impressed by his work ethic and the quality
of what he produced. He clearly is an amazing FLASH programmer to
finish the task so well, and so quickly.

He is courteous, communicative, asks all the right questions.

We will definitely use him again.

LGD Communications
Miami, Florida”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • Feb 2011

“I recommend Ken Dawson for any type of web development assignment. His
work was high quality and he is an excellent communicator.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 26 hours
  • Oct 2010 – Dec 2010

“Ken is a first-class contractor. Our company would love to have him full time.

His understanding of the deliverable, timing. quality and output were exceptional.
5 stars all of the way.

Thank you ken.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 51 hours
  • Nov 2010

“Ken was excellent to work with…will definitely use him for future contracts.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 20 hours
  • Aug 2010 – Sep 2010

was great to work with, he was very fast and responsive to all our
questions. We would definitely work with him again.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 3 hours
  • May 2010 – Aug 2010

impressed with Ken’s technical ability and communication skills. He
finished the project as required and his response time went beyond
expectation. I will definitely be using Ken again on future projects.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 1 hour
  • Jul 2010 – Aug 2010

has a good working knowledge of the tasked we perfomed working in both
flash and html, jave, script and beyond. I was completely supported by
him on all levels and feel he’s solid.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 40 hours
  • Jun 2010 – Jul 2010

was fantastic! He has a strong apptitude for FLASH
programming, understood the requirements from the beggining, provided an
accurate estimate of the effort involved prior to the work starting and
was very responsive. I look forward to working with Ken in
the future and highly recommend him.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 11 hours
  • Jun 2010

did an excellent job! He’s extremely sharp, knows his stuff, and works
very fast. It was a pleasure working with him and I look forward to
hiring him again.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 41hours
  • May 2010 – Jun 2010

happy with Ken’s work and communication skills, he hit the deadlines
and was quick with additional changes. I will be using Ken again and
highly recommend him for Flash work.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 9 hours
  • May 2010 – Jun 2010

experience, Ken was quick, knowledgeable and available when I needed
him. Very professional and I would defiantly hire again.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • Apr 2010

must say that Ken was absolutely brilliant in his ability to complete
the task required. His expertise in Flash is absolutely
amazing. If you need flash done on your site, you’ve just
found your guy. We did a couple of reviews to our site as
well and Ken was more than happy to do them. It truly seemed
like he wanted my project to succeed, and it did! Great Job!”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 16 hours
  • Apr 2010

“Excellent job – on time and on budget”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 5 hours
  • Mar 2010 – Apr 2010

“Excellent work, I would highly recommend Ken Dawson and I look forward to using his services in the future.
Project was completed on time and on budget.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 3 hours
  • Mar 2010

“was available via skype
completed both pages in less then 24 hours
showed 2 variations of each page

will work with again”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • Fixed Price
  • Mar 2010



PHP 7.4


Private Pilot [Private Pilots License] Winnipeg Aviation

1993Private Pilot – VFR

+ Flight Training
+ Emergency Procedures
+ Cross Country Navigation Training
+ Air Regulations
+ Meteorology
+ Theory of Flight
+ Engines, Airframes and Systems
+ Navigation
+ Flight Operations
+ Radio Theory
+ Human Factors

Web Developer / Internet Specialist [AMTC] AMTC

2003Web Developer / Internet Specialist
Applied Multimedia Training Centers (AMTC)
Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Employment History

Freelance Web Developer Ken Dawson

January 2009 – Present

Freelance Web Developer / Programmer.

Manager of E-Commerce City of Winnipeg Public Works Department

January 2008 – January 2009

Web Development / Multimedia

  • Acting Web Coordinator for Public Works internet and intranet sites.
  • Provide technical support and advice to various Public Works web and non-web staff.
  • Development of “Lane Closure App, Web Development / Multimedia
  • Development of “Lane Closure Application” and associated administrative panel for the City of Winnipeg Public Works Internet web site.
  • Development
    and management of the 2006 SWANA/CPWA Conference web site and print
  • Refining
    and re-writing code for the Public Works Online Report A Problem.
  • Writing
    server side code to allow Public works customer service reps to
    automatically send customer service messages to the Public Works web
  • Assist in
    the analysis and organization of the City of Winnipeg Public Works web
    site content.
  • Writing code using various programming languages to
    provide a robust, automated, timely and organized display of content.
  • Building the web infrastructure for an interface that will allow a seasonal display of content.

Programmer Analyst City of Winnipeg Public Works Department

January 2003 – January 2008
  • Customer service and support
  • Programming both new applications and maintenance work
  • Problem isolation and analysis
  • Software quality testing
  • Application and requirement analysis
  • Process improvement and documentation


  • Grade 12
  • Diploma – Web Development / Internet Specialist – AMTC (Applied Multi Media Training Center, Winnipeg)
  • Diploma – Music Theory Royal Conservatory – U of M
  • Private Pilots License – Winnipeg Aviation
  • Class 03 Drivers License

Diploma: Web Development / PHP, MySQL, JavaScript Programming

Applied Multi Media Training Center

2002 – Present
    • Computer Software:
    • Freehand
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe Image Ready
    • Macromedia Flash
    • Macromedia Dream weaver
    • Macromedia Fireworks
    • Swift 3-D
    • Cinema 4-D
    • Adobe Premier
    • PowerPoint
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe Acrobat7
    • Microsoft FrontPage

Computer Languages:

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • PERL
  • JavaScript
  • AJAX
  • ActionScript
  • HTML
  • XML
  • CSS

Diploma, Pilot / Aviation Meteorology – Air Regulations – Emergency Procedures

Winnipeg Aviation

2002 – Present

Private Pilot License
Meteorology – Air Regulations – Emergency Procedures – Navigation

Diploma, Music Theory

University of Manitoba / Royal Conservatory of Music

1992 – Present

Faculty of Music

Other Experiences

Private Pilots License

In 1993 I acquired my Private Pilot License. Flying to remote Northern
locations in Manitoba, and to and from Vancouver and Tofino – in the
mountains of British Columbia – were wonderful experiences.

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