Personal and Professional Highlights
When I was 16, I built a website attracting ~30,000 visitors/month — There was a vibrant forum, downloads, resources and lots more. This was the foundation for my interest in all things digital and provided the early experience necessary to get me started.
I understand business fundamentals — This should go without saying, but I’m often surprised at the lack of business knowledge some marketing consultants have. I have owned (and sold) an events business, ran a distributed web design and digital marketing agency, and have a college post-grad certificate in Entrepreneurship.
I’ve watched the internet grow since it was a baby — Back in the early 2000’s, when dial-up Internet was the norm, my parents used to yell at me to get off the internet so that they could make a phone call. I was busy building things on the web (and playing video games). The lessons stacked up.
I have been freelancing since 2006 — After doing years of graphic and web design work for my family and friends (for free), I decided to start charging people for my time. Thus began the path to where I am today.
I treat my clients like family — When I give advice, I think about what I would do if it were my mother or father asking. I look at and discuss risk and reward openly. I tell them when I don’t know. Most of all, I bring genuine care to the table.
I was born in Ireland — In the 80’s, my family immigrated to Ontario, Canada, where we’ve lived ever since. My wife wishes I stayed in Ireland long enough to develop an Irish accent. Sadly, I do not have an Irish accent.
A brief history in the third person
Kevin has designed and developed websites since the early 2000’s. Since then, Kevin has built or managed 100+ websites on behalf of organizations of all sizes.
Kevin’s initial success started back in 2002 when he created a website and online community on the topic of web security.
Within a year, the site attracted over 100,000 monthly page views and nearly 30,000 unique visitors each month. He led a small team of passionate hobbyists to help develop tools and resources on the site, making it what it was.
Many years later, Kevin still relies on his experience building that community in addition to more than a decade of experience working on countless client projects to fulfill his work.
Before venturing into full-time consulting, Kevin operated a distributed web design and digital marketing agency called KVNW Digital Marketing where he helped small business with their web design and digital marketing needs.
Prior to that, Kevin worked for one of Canada’s preeminent law firms where he was responsible for managing the firm’s websites, social channels, and implementing their digital marketing initiatives.
Kevin loves dogs. 🐶
- BA, Philosophy, University of Guelph (2008)
- Post-Graduate Certificate, Small Business Entrepreneurship, George Brown College (2013)
- Certificate, Web Writing and Social Media Communication, (Honours, 94% av.) (2014)
- Significant ongoing investment into the latest information on all things digital marketing