I used to work in PR, Communications, and Business Improvement.
I changed career paths in 2012. I am now a self-taught web developer with a keen interest in Drupal.
I started as self-employed working on small projects to gain basic experience.
Then, I worked for a small digital communications agency for a year and 9 months. Here, we developed responsive websites in the company’s own content management system environment that was built in the CakePHP framework.
Currently, I work for the Stroke Association in the Drupal Developer Team.
Former professional experience
Previously, I worked in various positions in large organisations specialised in Hospitality, Business Process Outsourcing, Civil Engineering, and for a while I was a self-employed Communications consultant working for the public sector.
I picked up valuable skills on the way, such as the ability to communicate effectively to understand the requirements of the projects and of their stake holders.
I am also able to work with diverse clients and can get along with both co-workers and senior managers.
My traditional educational background is in Economics, Marketing and Communications, and Arts. I have a BA in Economics and a Masters in Arts and Media Practice.
When I have some time, I create, and nurture my art practice.
The circle of forms and media I am using has been expanding. I am exploring ways of combining photography, writing, graphics, animation, moving image, felting, sewing, sculpture and installation... and the list is growing.
I am interested in exploring ancient materials and techniques - like wool, felt, copper and printing - with modern methods such as moving image and web technologies.