Our Web Design Team
About Me (Sam)
I’m a little newer to the scene. I finished my degree in History a year ago and have been doing web design ever since… I know right? History? Web Design? What?
Let’s be honest, there’s not a whole bunch of careers that link to history… I figured I’d utilise my technological savviness and turn my attention to web design (as hard as it was to turn down the opportunity of studying relics in museums).
Needless to say, I jumped at the opportunity to learn something new and progress in a career. I started around 6 months ago and I haven’t looked back. I’ve learned an enormous amount and continue to add to that knowledge daily.
Things have been great so far, the unwavering blend of youth and experience seems to be working a charm. Web Design is challenging, rewarding, excruciating (oops) and ever evolving, what’s not to love?
Anyway, aside from watching The Social Network and balking at the abundance of money in which Mark Zuckerberg made from a similarly themed career, (I said similar ok) we’ve progressed a great deal. We’ve recently created a new site and are extremely happy with the end result, which of course we hope you are too.
We work very hard here at Web Design Pro, and believe that our niche revolves around our constant will to improve, and to ensure that every customer receives their own original experience (and a shiny new website).
Other Interests and My Family
In my spare time I enjoy Online gaming, Football and Tennis. I recently attended an Online gaming event in Birmingham: the Call of Duty Championships, where endurance, dexterity and teamwork are the key factors to success.
I have been working in IT for 17 years starting with front line support at Kent Police and moving into the management of IT Changes through transition using the disciplines of the ITIL Framework. I also designed, developed and maintained the IT Department’s Service Management Catalogue using Atlassian’s Confluence system whilst jointly overseeing the development of the Force’s datacenter. The team I worked with was given an industry award for our efforts in 2012. Phew!
Other Interests and My Family
In my spare time I decided to hone my web skills whilst writing short stories and three novels. In 2014, I left my role in the public sector and set off around the world with my wife taking in such incredible places like Australia and New Zealand. I created a travel blog during our adventure called Travels Over Tribulations which has been very successful. In early 2018, my son, Sam joined me to become part of the business and is now busy creating imaginative designs for our customers.
In late 2015, I decided to become a freelance web designer and was introduced to my first client in January 2016. Since then, I have created and supported all the sites that you see on our portfolio page. I have met some amazing people through this role and love to hear about new or re-vitalised business ventures. I look at your businesses entire digital presence online and know some great tricks to place your brand in front of new customers.
I am a big fan of open-source software like Inkscape which is similar to Adobe’s Illustrator program. I use this to create logo’s and banners for web sites: it’s an excellent tool. I also use Blender which is a mind blowing tool used by many graphic designers and animators to create welcome videos such as the one that visitors see when they visit the homepage of Web Design Pro I enjoy the one to one relationship with my clients and believe in providing a great service from the beginning of the project to the end.