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$51.00 / hr

Ken Dawson

PHP MySQL Programmer Developer Canada

Winnipeg, Canada
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • AJAX
  • CodeIgniter
  • MVC
  • JSON
  • LAMP
  • OOP
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • API
  • SEO
  • Ecommerce
  • LAMP
  • 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 20 years of experience – I am an expert in Web Development and programming.
Professionalism and commitment to each project. Whether it is a database, a basic website app, 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, CSS, HTML, CMS, CodeIgniter.


Work History and Feedback (84)

(Reviews are mainly from
Development and improvement of existing web site data processing

“A very good contractor, no issues with time difference and clear communication. Will hire again!”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • Mar 2015 – Apr 2015
Development and improvement of existing web site data processing

“Ken is a very detailed and conscientious individual, we will contract him for further projects.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • Fixed Price
  • Feb 2015 – Mar 2015
variable creation 2

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

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • Mar 2015
Development and improvement of existing web site data processing

“Now moving with fixed contract with Ken, look forward to working with you.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • Feb 2015
Api portal repair

No feedback given

  • 1 hour
  • Dec 2014 – Feb 2015
Variable creation

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
Project Manager: Technical Web Development

No feedback given

  • 3 hours
  • Jan 2014 – Feb 2015
PHP Programmer/Developer

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

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 19 hours
  • Dec 2013 – Feb 2015
Lead Developer Needed

No feedback given

  • 17 hours
  • May 2013 – Feb 2015
Custom CMS/ CRS for Hotel Website

No feedback given

  • 141 hours
  • Aug 2011 – Feb 2015
Flash programmer

No feedback given

  • 130 hours
  • Nov 2010 – Feb 2015
wordpress structure and speed
  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 5 hours
  • Dec 2014 – Jan 2015
Update Flash with php / mysql integration

“Another great job completed.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 50 hours
  • Feb 2014 – May 2014
Senior Web Developer

“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
Payment API

No feedback given

  • Fixed Price
  • Sep 2013
Senior Website Designer

“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
Flash / Actionscript Needed ASAP

“Ken was very responsive and gave excellent consultation for our project.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 4hours
  • Jan 2013
Senior Web Developer

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

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

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

  • 2 hours
  • Nov 2012 – Dec 2012
senior flash developer

No feedback given

  • 2 hours
  • Jun 2011 – Dec 2012
Edit existing FLA and add XML rotator I purchased

No feedback given

  • 5 hours
  • Feb 2011 – Dec 2012
Consulting 2
  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • Fixed Price
  • Dec 2012
Senior Web Developer – Ongoing Maintenance

“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
Flash Resource

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

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 8 hours
  • Jan 2012 – Oct 2012
Consultation for Flash Project

No feedback given

  • 7hours
  • Oct 2012
Horse Racing website
  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 66 hours
  • Aug 2012
PHP/MySQL Developer – Phase III

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
Flash based electronic component interactive simulator
  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 3hours
  • Mar 2012 – May 2012
Redevelop website using new design and CMS

No feedback given

  • 2 hours
  • Jan 2012 – May 2012
Lead Web Developer – Back & Front end

“Ken was informative and responsive through every step of the job. I would highly recommend him.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 1 hour
  • Apr 2012
Senior Web Developer

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
Apparen Software Support

No feedback given

  • 1hours
  • Feb 2012
PHP/MySQL Developer

“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
Flash developer

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
Flash Action Script Simulations for Classroom Website

developed our project perfectly to specifications and beat the
deadline. Very professional and easy to work with.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 3hours
  • Dec 2011
Support and modifications

“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
Flash utility for polygon drawing/lasso creation

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
Flash Resource

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
Maintain, update, design, improve existing web application
  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 1 hour
  • Oct 2011 – Nov 2011
Flash Action Script Simulations for Classroom Website

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
Senior Flash Developer

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
Web Programming and OScommerce Install
  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 21 hours
  • Jul 2011 – Oct 2011
Flash Developer for tight deadline

“Ken did an amazing job under less-than ideal circumstances on our end. Really great work!”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • Sep 2011
Flash Developer For Small Edits to Full Flash Site

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
Flash Programmer

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

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 7 hours
  • Jul 2011 – Sep 2011
Southeast Health District database

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
Flash Expert Needed

“Great attitude.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 0 hours
  • Jul 2011
MySQL Database w/PHP

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
Web Developer- Ken

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

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 3 hours
  • May 2011
Web developer

“Great work as always. 10/10”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 1 hour
  • May 2011
Web developer

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

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 7hours
  • May 2011
Web Programmer to fix bugs on custom eCommerce site (regular work)

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
Convert Powerpoint to website using Flash, with dynamic content

“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
Fixing CSS bugs on template

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
lax prax lacrosse

No feedback given

  • 8 hours
  • Mar 2011 – May 2011
social links in a flash template

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
Flash Expert

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
Flash Weather Radar Animated Display

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
Flash Template Customization

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

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 14 hours
  • Mar 2011 – Apr 2011
Web developper PHP/CSS/HTML/SQL for a Fullwebsite with Administration

The freelancer has made this comment private

  • Review Rating 4.85 ****

  • Feb 2011 – Apr 2011
Website Form Development

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
Tech help needed w/ wheel of fortune game (Flash)

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
Simple Flash

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
Flash programmer

“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
Flash 9 XML Image Rotator Upgrade: Add XML Attributes and Nav Controls

work and great communication skills– Ken teamed with us to create the
best solution. I couldn’t ask for better
work. Thanks!”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 16 hours
  • Aug 2010 – Sep 2010
Expert Flash Developer

“thank you for all your work!”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 8 hours
  • Sep 2010
Flash Template Customization

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

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 20 hours
  • Aug 2010 – Sep 2010
Easyphpcalendar help

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
Blogger Code Problem

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
action script loading template flash 8 site

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
Flash Expert With WordPress & PHP Experience

No feedback given

  • 74 hours
  • Mar 2010 – Jul 2010
BH: Flash based Website updates

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
Flash / PHP Developer

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
Flash AS2 Datagrid

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
Updating Flash File for Hosting on a CDN

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
Soccer Camp Website

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
Flash Header Update

“Excellent job – on time and on budget”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • 5 hours
  • Mar 2010 – Apr 2010
Flash intro needed for important clients website

“I was so happy with what Ken did for me I gave him a 50% bonus. He seems like a skilled legend.”

  • Review Rating 5.00 *****

  • Fixed Price
  • Mar 2010
one page music site

No feedback given

  • Fixed Price
  • Mar 2010
Flash Programmer

“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
2 Simple 750×550 pages

“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


Custom Database Application For A Truck Parts Manufacturing Company
PHP – MYSQL Complete User Database Management System Health Care Industry
PHP MySQL From Scratch – Educational/School
Flash / XML + PDF Building Floor Plans – Donald Trump Building
Kids Games for Rob Robot Website.
Flash utility for polygon drawing / lasso points
Drupal (CMS) – Custom Graphics and Edits
Custom PHP Programming and Debugging for Cookware Website
Full Flash Website – Leading Edge Technology Venture
Spin The Wheel Of Health – Educational Informational
Flash Banner adds for Health Products
Prototype for Technology Marketing Ideas
Full Flash / XML CSS Template Customization
WordPress (CMS) total customization
Best Western Hotel – HTML/FLASH/XML/360 Virtual Room Tours
Flash XML Complete Customization
Michael Angel Website – AS3 Trouble-Shooting/Debugging
Flash – HTML – JQUERY – Customization
Easyphpcalendar- PHP Debugging and Additions – Dressing Room Flash ActionScript Data
Flash / XML / Actionscript Datagrid
Flash Banner Fix
Flash Logo Animation
Flash Template Customization For Soccer Association
Flash Template Edits for Wildlife Park
Netflix Advertisement For Netflix Partner
PHP/Flash Lane Closure Map – Custom Database Application Interactive
Ringette Strategy
Custom Application – City of Winnipeg Public Works Department
Custom Website – Your Approved Auto
Custom Website – Mar-Schell’s Music
Custom Website – Edgar Allan Poe 200 Project
Bridge Closure Traffic Flow – City of Winnipeg Interactive/Informational
Custom PHP / MySQL Shopping Site / Amazon API integration
Snow Conference – City of Winnipeg


Winter Information Panel – City of Winnipeg 
Movie Shoot Street Closures – City of Winnipeg
PHP/ MySQL Lane Closure Reporting System


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



  • 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
  • High School

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 all wonderful experiences : )

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