Can you describe a typical day on the job?
Every day is different, I could be pushing a new site live, adding new features to existing sites, training clients on the WordPress backend or starting a new website build!
What kind of education and experiences did you need prior to starting your current job?
Before I started this job I had worked as a Designer for 3 years and a Front-end Developer/Designer for a year. I had also undertaken a degree in illustration. As most of my education and experience was design based, I think it was important that I had experience of coding from my previous role, it really helped me dive straight in.
Why did you choose web development as your career? Who or what inspired you?
When I worked as a Designer I always veered towards the digital side of things. I thought it would make sense if I was designing for web to know more about how it worked. Once I got started, I realised how much more I enjoyed the challenges of web development.
What would you say are three key personality aspects or skills that make for a good Web Developer?
Problem solver, hard worker and up for a challenge.
What have you learned about yourself through the work that you do?
I think I’ve learned that I’m always looking to push myself. I love to be given something challenging to work on, and I find it hard to walk away if I can’t figure out a problem – I could spend hours looking for a solution!
What’s been your best moments while doing your work?
My best moments have been when a website has gone live, and the client is super happy with it. It’s great to look at a site you have built and know all your hard work paid off.
How do you keep going when things get challenging?
My team keep me going, they support me when I need it and keep me laughing in stressful moments.
What advice would you give to young people considering pursuing a career in this industry?
I would say as long as you are passionate and willing to work hard, you’ll do fine!