Where It All Began
I went forward into the IT world confidently, and at 14 I built my very first website. Looking back now, it’s nothing noteworthy but back then, it inspired me. It was the beginning of my journey to where I am today. All of a sudden I found myself gathering all the information I could about web development, hosting and building computers. I remember it being so exciting and inspiring, I just wanted to learn anything and everything I could! Only a year later, I was approached by my local tennis club and I helped them rise up from the dark age and into the digital age, all with a shiny new website. Soon afterwards I went and studied for a Diploma in IT. I felt like I was pushing myself forward constantly, so eager to progress and learn more.
I took the next stepping stone and secured a full-time web developer role, working for the stationary company ‘Ohh Deer’. That was where I really cut my teeth as a web developer and I continued with the company for 5 years. Whilst there, I developed their sister brand’s website - ‘Paper Gang’. I worked as their lead web developer for the last year and a half of my time with them, and I ran the company’s high traffic eCommerce sites that have generated millions of pounds in revenue . All of this whilst servicing clients as a freelance web developer on the side since I was 16. In 2020 I felt like it was time to take a leap of faith and I decided I wanted to give all of my time to becoming a freelance web developer, and after all the years of developing and growing, I felt confident enough to go for it. So I did just that.