Front End Developer
Time in the industry
Responsive design & development
Freelance web designer
Tell us about what you do
“For me, with coding, it’s all self taught and learning through on the job experience. There are loads of online resources and academies these days so it’s free and easy to pick up if you want to learn.”
“I’ve just been hired as a Front End Developer. Which is building the actual websites...More specifically the part of the site that the user sees. This involves doing the coding and making it work with the back end development and with a dash of understanding of design principles..”
What were you doing before you joined us here at Pretty?
What are you passionate about professionally?
“I like it when you get to the stage when a project is launched and you’ve got the slick final piece of work that you’re proud of. You can show off and you can put your name to it. It’s nice when it comes all together. I also really enjoy working on responsive sites that look good across a desktop and phone etc. I would say I prefer 70% coding and 30% design - but understanding both aspects definetly help."
Tell us about your clothing company...
Less Effort with a friend that I live with. We’ve been doing it for just over 2 years now... I designed and built the online shop, and design some of the clothes. We put on gigs and hip hop nights where we also sell some of the products and sponsor a couple of rappers and mountain bikers. It ties in all my passions of clothing, graffiti and hip hop.”“Yeah, so outside of work I run a streetwear clothing label called
"We’ve just lined up 4 people for an artist series. One guy is a photographer that photographs from rooftops and cranes. We’ve got an graffiti writer with amazing typography skills lined up too - so we’re not just the designers… we like to get people involved. It’s cool becausecos I get to apply what I’ve learnt through web development and how I’ve seen companies run professionally and change up the clothing business model and involve people a bit more. It’s a lot of effort to do your own designs on your own - so we mutually collaborate with people because we’ve got it all in place and it’s running already… We share our knowledge”