My passion for UX started back in my first job out of University. I was tasked with project managing the company’s new website build, as we were using an outside agency who were building us a WordPress site. After launch, I learnt to update, maintain and improve the website we had. This is where the initial interest in web design / development began.
Over many evenings I spent hours learning about design, development and WordPress. Leading me to building my first site for a family member, it wasn’t great, but at the time I was proud of it. From there I completed a few more small sites.
Eventually I ended up leaving the company I was working for, to create my own business and provide myself more time to study. Three months into running the business I came across the term UX, so my next study path started! I spent hours reading books, anything from Don’t make me think, Elements of User Experience, and the UX Team Of One to mention a few.
My studying moved online thanks to the Interaction Design Foundation (an amazing non-profit community), where I have taken many courses, and I am still taking on more today. Profile
Most recently I have been working for a company as a UX Designer, working on a multitude of projects anything from web/mobile apps, CRM, project management to web development.
My passion for UX has never changed, but recently I have been learning more about Front End Web Development, the cloud, and to help build this site PHP. So, I guess I’m becoming more of a hybrid; a passion for UX, but I love to know how to build the final product!