I grew up interested in how the web worked. I learnt basic HTML & CSS using online tutorials. If you would've told me back then that one day I'd have my own website, I'd have been thrilled.
I studied Computing at college. I learnt the basics of programming in Visual Basic, building a carbon footprint calculator that kind of worked.
From there, I chose to study BSc Web Design. Barely any universities in the country were running that particular course. I ended up at UWE and fell in love with Bristol. The course taught more development than design, but I really enjoyed building on what I’d already learnt in that field.
After graduation, I looked for a job straight away. I found a position with a company called Newicon (pron. New Icon), but it didn’t work out for me there.
An opportunity presented itself at Nudge Digital. After a successful interview I spent a very happy year and a half there. I learnt about everything I could; both design and development, and how to utilise Drupal.
I gave in to social pressure and started drinking tea. Life is easier now that I drink tea. I have a “tea-stain” birthmark on my ankle. I used to think it really was a tea stain.
I started having piano lessons again. I couldn’t remember much from when I’d have lessons as a child, so we started from the beginning. I’m gradually getting better.
I left Nudge and joined ComputerMinds. I worked on the web properties of some of the largest organisations of my career to date, building my experience with Drupal and further advancing problem solving skills.
I left ComputerMinds and joined Torchbox. I like working at Torchbox.