Vincente Kipyegon

Kericho|Nairobi|Nakuru | Kenya |tweets as @kipyegonline | info@vincekipyegon.co.ke

I am self-taught front-end web developer creating impressive web interfaces that conveys messages and glam to the users. I am focussed in implementing projects that spurs spirit of team work and creativity

I am also a Public Relations and communications practitioner committed to leveraging emerging technology to bolster the ever evolving PR industry. I am focussed on implementing creativity and innovation in every project.

I am an adaptable and a quick learner keen to learn from the professionals. I have a soft-spot for social media communications and web design. I am currently volunteering on my church website development and two other projects. I blog on technology and books from time to time. I am also the co-founder of PR Hub a online platform for sharing and storing Public Relations technical documents.

 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and  knowledge -Proverbs 1:7

Experience

Web Developer

projects
  • Developed PR HUB, an online platform for Public Relations practioners to store and share documents.
  • I contributed in the development of Laikipia University website; web design and provision of contents.
  • I also developed and continue to manage my church's official website
October 2016 -to date

Public Relations practitioner (intern)

New KCC

I interned at New kenya Coorperative Creameries,state milk processing industry, at its corporate affairs department in Nairobi. At New KCC, i undertook a series of PR activities; customer care services, corporate communications and brand management campaigns.I also acted as a photo-journalist, covering New KCC events; photography and news reports. I enjoyed my time there altogether.

June-September, 2015.

Social Media Manager

Laikipia University

I was among the organizers of PR 360o – Laikipia University edition in 2015, A-Pros-Meet-The-Students event coordinated by the Public Relations Society of Kenya.

I managed the official social media pages of laikipia University, Twitter,Facebook and Flickr.. As the official university photojournalist,I covered university events;I took photographs and uploaded them to Flickr and university website

November 2012 – October 2016

Human Rights Defender

Laikipia University

I contributed in the writing and editing of joint Human Rights magazine between Laikipia University and the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights. (KNCHR)

I organized and participated in Human rights events held in by Laikipia University and KNCHR coordinated by the laikipia University Human Rights office. I also Served as treasurer for the Laikipia University Human Rights Club

2014- 2016

Skills

Workflow
  • Web developer
  • Public Relations Communications
  • Photojournalism (photography and print media)
  • Social Media communications
  • Graphical design (Photoshop and illustrator)
  • Mobile-First, Responsive web Design
Tools & Programming Languages
  • React js
  • Wordpress
  • Photoshop
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Bootstrap
  • Illustrator

Education

1. Laikipia University
Bachelor of Arts

Media and Communication (Public Relations and journalism)

September 2012 - October 2016
2. Code Academy
Computer science
Front-end Web design (HTML/CSS and javascript)
January 2017 - present
3. Africa Institute, Nakuru
Basic Computer Applications
May, 2011 - September, 2011
4. Kabianga High School
K.C.S.E
2010

Awards & recognitions

  • Young Communicator of The Year( 1 st runner up) - Public Relations Society of Kenya Awards of Excellence 2016
  • Human Rights Defender - Laikipia University 2016
  • Google Apps assistant Trainer 2014 - Laikipia University
  • Spotlighted at Laikipia University 2016 Graduation ceremony for the social media management role

Interests

Apart from being a young PR pro and a junior web developer, I enjoy most of my time indoors reading books, listening to music and catching up with trends on Twitter. Around the same time, I take time to fellowship read through the Bible.

I spend a large amount of my free time learning and exploring the latest technology advancements in the web development world. I blog on books and tech from time to time.

Outdoors, i normallly take time in the evening to jog and sprint in the narrow track paths here in Nakuru. I am an aspiring part-time athlete and that gives me heads up on the same.


books

The books I read

I am an avid reader with a taste in a variety of books; from Non-fiction - management books, self-help books, memoirs to fiction books- legal thrillers, fantasy and spy novels. I stumble upon this book titles on Twitter, New York Times books website, Goodreads and Oprah Winfrey club.

I enjoy most of binge-reading these books and collecting other best book titles from Twitter. I know how. I have reviewed, recommended and blogged all the books I read every month.

" A reader lives a thousand lives" - George RR Martin

See my monthly reads
Book LINKS
  1. 2018 reads
  2. My 2017 reads
  3. Follow me on Goodreads
  4. 5 Books you should read in 2018
  5. Technology books
  6. 5 books on diplomacy books
  7. 5 books on marketing and start ups
  8. "You will be the same person in five years as you are today, except for the people you meet and the books you read" - Charlie Jones

My current reads

Reading....

Things Fall Apart
tagged: currently-reading
A Wrinkle in Time
tagged: currently-reading

goodreads.com

Music

I spend most of my free time (all the time) listening to songs from all genre; gospel to gospel music - Local to international songs.

I have embedded a collection of songs on my playlist below....press play.

Weekly new music playlist
2017 hits
2018 playlist