Edward Bacal

an illustration of Edward Bacal's face, slowly rotating in a circle

Front-End Development

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Design

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Communications

about

👋 Hi! I'm a Toronto-based developer, designer, and writer.

I embrace a holistic approach to web media by thinking across code, content, UI, and UX: I'm just as passionate about creating beautiful, user-friendly webpages as I am about developing technical solutions for client-facing content.

Edward Bacal at Komazawa Olympic park holding three french bulldogs on a leash

Fun fact: I have a PhD in art history from the University of Toronto and an MA (also in art history) from University College London. Art and research are very important me, as are critical analysis and writing (my academic work is currently archived here). My work and worldview are built on those passions and skills, which makes my approach to the web unique.

Otherwise, I enjoy creative hobbies such as illustration, producing music and DJing, and various art-adjacent activities. I also like brachycephalic dogs, bicycles, and cafés.

You can read more in my resumé:

or if you're really curious, my CV:

Web Development

Skillset

  • html5
  • css3
  • scss
  • javascript
  • JQuery
  • jQuery
  • react
  • Firebase
  • firebase
  • wordpress
  • git
  • API
  • rest apis
  • wcag
  • responsive design
  • responsive
  • html5
  • Firebase
  • firebase
  • css3
  • wordpress
  • scss
  • git
  • javascript
  • API
  • rest apis
  • JQuery
  • jQuery
  • wcag
  • react
  • responsive design
  • responsive
  • html5
  • css3
  • scss
  • javascript
  • JQuery
  • jQuery
  • react
  • Firebase
  • firebase
  • wordpress
  • git
  • API
  • rest apis
  • wcag
  • responsive design
  • responsive

Web Projects

graphics

Design

Toronto Community Bike Collectives

Visual Report

Bikechain

Annual Reports

Posters

Designed for various events at the University of Toronto.

Illustration

Suds & His Buds

Excerpts from a children's book I wrote, illustrated, and designed full pdf

Page of graphic text about the character Suds Page from Suds and His Buds featuring an illustration of a Bulldog with an eyepatch Page of graphic text about the character Suds Page from Suds and His Buds featuring an illustration of a Bulldog with an eyepatch Page of graphic text about the character Sudsu Illustration of a Bulldog wearing eyeglasses
Roxton's Trip to Toronto

Excerpts from a children's book I wrote, illustrated, and designed full pdf

Cover of Roxton's Trip to Toronto, featuring an illustration of a french bulldog in front of the Toronto skyline Page from Roxton's Trip to Toronto, featuring an illustration of a french bulldog Page from Roxton's Trip to Toronto featuring an illustration of a French Bulldog standing in front of a wall that reads Dundas West Page from Roxton's Trip to Toronto featuring an illustration of a Pug standing in front of a building in Chinatown Page from Roxton's Trip to Toronto featuring an illustration of a Boston Terrier standing in front of a building Page from Roxton's Trip to Toronto featuring an illustration of a French Bulldog standing in front of a building
Digital Illustrations
Illustration of a playground truck illustration of a minivan illustration of a lucky-cat style statue with a french bulldog head illustration of the name Rowan, on top of rowantree leaves illustration of a comically elongated basset-hound illustration of a dog illustration of a commercial tower toronto bluejays logo, redesgned as toronto bulldogs line drawing of a road bike illustrated logo reading bikechain
Ink Drawings

Contact

If you're interested in my work I'd love to hear from you! The easiest way to get in touch is to email me at edwarddbacal[at]gmail[dot]com

You can also find me here: