I spent four years contracting with the UK Government in a variety of roles, from making updates to static HTML websites to developing a prototype WordPress intranet. In 2011 I started Digital My Way so that I could broaden my horizons and work with a wider variety of clients in different fields.
Since then I’ve worked directly with more than twenty businesses, freelancers and agencies in a wide range of roles including development and user experience consultancy. If you’d like my career history, have a look at my LinkedIn profile or my CV.
The most important thing in any project is that you are happy with the product or service you receive. It’s important to me that your website is fit for purpose, does the job you need it to do and will be easy to support in future.
Honesty and integrity are a key part of my work. If there’s better software or a better person to do a particular job for you, I’ll recommend that and try and put you in touch with the right person. I’m always available to offer advice on any part of your web project.
I made my first website for my high school band. Thankfully it’s no longer available online, but the rules, standards and problem solving that involved sparked something in me and I’ve been making websites ever since.
I studied Astrophysics at St Andrews University but soon realised that the reality of being a researcher wasn’t what I’d hoped for so trained for a while as a chef. It didn’t take long to realise that cooking professionally took all of the enjoyment out of food, so I changed direction once again and moved to Glasgow to find a career.
Being the youngest in my office I got handed all of the web related work that came to my team. Eventually this led to a move to the website team, where my professional web career began.
Away from work I’m an avid cyclist and enjoy pretty much any activity that will let me get outside in the fresh air.