Logo Paint Joel Kesler

Joel Kesler is an award-winning web designer,
web developer, and multimedia producer

(647) 636-3415 joel@joelkesler.com

Web Design & Development

Joel was responsible for the front-end design and development (HTML5, Javascript, CSS3), specialized back-end content management system (PHP), and server optimization (Apache) on the sites listed below.

Film & Video



Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Studies

2003-2007 Ryerson University, Toronto

Work Experience

Freelance Creative

2009 to Present

Responsible for photography, design and web-design for clients across Canada

Web Designer & Emerging
Technologies Analyst

2008 Toronto Star

Researched cutting-edge web technologies and built prototypes
for new online and mobile sites

Multimedia Intern

2008 Toronto Star

Responsible for premium online video feature and documentary production. Duties included planning, shooting
and editing

Writing & Art Director Intern

2007 Padulo Integrated, Toronto, ON

Worked with multi-national companies to create print, television and online content

Skills & Training


  • Excellent knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and jQuery
  • Experienced with optimizing content for mobile devices including iOS and Android
  • Experienced with leading content management systems
  • Google web apps suite and webmaster tools


Excellent working knowledge of:
  • Final Cut Pro Studio, Adobe Premier Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Indesign, and After Effects
Working knowledge of:

Avid Media Composer, FileMaker Pro, ProTools, DaVinci Resolve

Awards & Recognition

Communication Arts

2013   SuzyJohnston.com website featured by Communication Arts Magazine.

ABC News, Applied Arts, BBC Radio, Gizmodo...

2014   Nikon Symphony viral video created with photographer VonWong and Nikon featured around the world.

Nokia International

2011  Created a winning entry using the Nokia N8 camera phone. Prize included zero-gravity training at Cape Canaveral.

National Press Photographers Association

2008  Won in multiple categories, including individual video, multimedia project, and second place in Team Video

Canadian Advertising Awards

2007  Walter Bell Award for Creative and Human Excellence in Advertising