A new start

2 04 2009

Well it’s been a while since my last post and that’s because it’s been a manic month or two.

Not only did I fall ill for 2 weeks with an awful case of tonsilitus, that led me to loosing 9pounds in weight, but I have also gone through the process of looking, applying and starting a new job.

This new job is very much a step up for me and begins another chapter in my still short career. The agency I have moved to produce only web work, allowing them to focus all their energy on one speciality rather than spreading their skill across skill-sets. Within this structure they have highly specialized roles in areas of usability, innovation etc.

They also hold some very prestigious certificates that open them up to work with some huge clients and gains them a great deal of government work. I was personnaly very excited to read their client list when researching them for my interview.

Their structure was another pull for me. The design team ( in which I now work) comprises of head designers, lead designers and web designers. This meant that working here would allow me access to colleagues more experienced than I, from whom I would/will hope to learn from. The 2nd advantage this held for me was the opportunity to move up a ladder. I’m always looking to further myself and fulfilling some of these higher roles is something I can now strive for.

Since starting, I have really liked the working process they undergo during projects. The designers will also build the front end, meaning they must have an understanding of the build process to work there. This also means the front end coder isn’t being handed someone elses design, in which they have had no say in, to build. Designers will also be involved in the brief process from the very start through to finish. It’s much more of a collaborative approach as opposed to a factory line approach that I had previously been working with.

I’ve not been there long but so far it’s been really great! I just can’t wait to really get stuck into a meaty project there!

I’m sorry for a bit of a rambled post, just wanted to keep you updated. I’ll aim to post more regularly from now on.

Have a creative day!

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3 responses

2 04 2009
Chris Taylor

Well done with the new job – look foward to seeing what you’re working on.

2 04 2009
cityofangels

Thanks very much Chris. It’s been really good so far, worked for some big clients already on smaller tasks.

2 04 2009
Dave Harding

Glad to see you’re settling in well mate! Looking forward to hearing about projects that you are able to be a part of.

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