Tell us about your employment history…
I studied English Philology at university and since graduating I’ve had a few different jobs, including pizza chef at my family business, and government social insurance admin worker. I’ve also worked in a Casino, proudly climbing the career ladder from croupier, to casino inspector, to pit boss, and in club marketing representative. But during this time I found myself wanting to change my career path. I had always been interested in web development and once I gave it a try, I loved it and knew it was what I wanted to do. So I decided to take the plunge, dropped my hours at the casino and focused on teaching myself everything I could about dev in my spare time. From there, I ended up impressing the Framework team and getting my first job in the industry as a Junior Web Developer.
Tell us about a career highlight
I think one of the coolest things I have done in my life was when I was a professional yoyo player. Performing in front of hundreds of people shouting my name, signing t-shirts, and travelling – I got to feel like a rockstar for a bit!
Aside from that, I am also proud of taking the step into a new industry. Making the decision to pursue a career in web development was a big change, and I’m enjoying learning all the new skills this role offers. I know that there will be some amazing highlights to come!
What are your goals for the future?
My career goals are definitely changing as I learn more and am exposed to new practices within the dev team at Framework. But I would like to work more on 3D technologies in the browser, and I’m also really interested in modern user experiences, so I would like to work on more projects that require that.
In the future, I hope to do even more complex projects as I love being able to learn from them. It’s a lot of fun to be able to work on things that are a little bit different and provide a bit of a challenge.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I work all day, then DJ at night! I spin vinyl records and love composing new tracks. I also enjoy playing some yoyo or kendama! As my work is fairly technical, I like to kick back with more ‘creative’ things at the weekends.