I'm currently 24, I've got a 1 year old daughter and she is my passion for success. I've always been a well driven individual and always aimed for the highest possible standard in my work. Since I was young I've always been good with technology and when I reached secondary school I was immediately enrolled in Intermediate 2 computing where I started developing. I didn't always plan on being a developer, I initially wanted to be a pyrotechnician and having went through some problems and missing some chemistry work at school I then went to my fallback of computing. I went through a stage of wanting to be a games developer / creator to which I then discovered I found more drive towards the development side when I realised I wasn't very creative in the respect of coming up with stuff from scratch. This then lead me to get a diploma in Software Engineering and ultimately shaped me into the roles I've worked, having both a Higher National Certificate and a Diploma I've got a vast knowledge around a the entirety of computing. When I was around 14-17 I spent a lot of time playing games and along the way I learned a good amount of knowledge in software such as: Cinema 4D, Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop and also dabbled with other 3D software such as Autodesk 3DS Max. I'm currently living and working in Central Scotland, you can see a more specific location over on the contact page as to what area I'm from.
I work for a company based in Leith, Edinburgh where I'm employed as a "Digital Media Engineer", what's that you ask? well basically I have an umbrella term of a job title; which mean's I cover a lot of fields under one job title. For the most part I work as a web developer and build bespoke software solutions utilising Laravel, VueJS and the other general technologies that go along with website builds. I work in a LAMP stack enviroment that is unmanaged, we maintain our servers from within the three man team, but for the most part it's just the two of us that run these. I've pushed at changing the way the business works in regard to digital projects and currently in the process of having the company adopt an Agile methodology as opposed to the current waterfall metholodgy. If I can shape the business