After starting my career in journalism, I began working as a freelance website developer in 2010, utilising skills I had picked up in my spare time to start my own design and development business. I built up a small group of loyal clients and worked on increasingly complex developments, before deciding the time was right to go back into an office environment.
I’ve only been at Fifteen a month or so, but I know I’ve made the right move, due to both the people I’m now collaborating with and the quality of the projects I’ve been working on. I’m now able to focus on the work I do best and am enjoying the variety of projects coming through my desk.
About your role
I’m a specialist in back-end development, creating intuitive interfaces for clients to manage their websites and allowing increased functionality for visitors. I create both bespoke solutions from scratch and modify existing software and plug-ins to achieve a more tailored user experience for both clients and their customers.
What have you learnt at Fifteen?
Fifteen has been the first environment where I’ve worked in close collaboration with other developers on a regular basis and it has been very useful to compare my self-taught skills with theirs. In web development, there is no ‘right way’ to do things – any number of solutions might solve a problem, but it’s great to get ideas about the best one from other people in the office.
What is rewarding about working for Fifteen?
The team at Fifteen really pull together on a project and everyone rightly takes a lot of pride in their work. It’s really encouraging to be part of a company where everyone is so knowledgeable and passionate about their specialist roles.