I am a somewhat unconventional aspiring web developer, in that I have a Master's degree in Child Psychology. I studied psychology because I love learning what makes people tick and helping them lead happy lives. Aged 18, I chose science over arts at university, because although I love both, I was worried a career in art wouldn't be stable. Meanwhile, my passion for design and the web never died, and this fuelled a number of hobbies that I continue today and are a huge part of my identity.
Since moving to Brighton in , I've been captivated by its development community. I spend almost every spare minute I have on building my development skills and I have never felt happier. My efforts were noticed by a prominent web developer from Clearleft named Jeremy Keith who is currently mentoring me.
I now want to take my boundless enthusiasm for learning to new heights and to bring value to a company that is a good fit for me. I'd like a junior web developer position, with a hint of UX. I want to be challenged, learn a lot, and make valuable
contributions to the company.
I am interested in working for a company that focuses on all aspects of web development - front-end, server-side, UX, content strategy, graphic design, marketing, research.
I love the fast paced, ever changing environment of web development and the constant opportunities for learning.
Working and collaborating with like-minded, intelligent people gives me a real buzz.
I am bursting with ideas and really like blogging about them.
I always seek to improve, not only my professional but also my personal skills.
I am a 'do-er' - I like to read but I love being practical.
I like to always be thinking, challenged and on my feet.
I am good at using my own initiative and have already achieved a lot by doing this.
Reading - e.g. 'Don't Make Me Think' by Steve Krug, 'HTML5 for Web Designers' by Jeremy Keith, 'Designing for Performance' by Lara Hogan, 'The Design of Everyday Things' by Don Norman, 'Just Enough Research' by Erica Hall, etc.
Brighton and Sussex Care,
Support Worker, Brighton, UK – now
British Intl. Academy,
Teacher, Warsaw, Poland 03/2016 –
Sotogrande Intl. School,
Asst. Psychologist, Malaga, Spain –
Childcarer, Berlin, Germany –
Research Assistant, Cologne, Germany –
Robin Hood Kindergarten,
Childcarer, Berlin, Germany –
Ilam/St. Allisa Lifecare,
Support Worker, Christchurch, NZ –
University of Leiden, Netherlands
MSc Child and Adolescent Psychology
I excelled at report writing and information research. I responded well to deadlines. I developed my ability to empathise and completed projects in multidisciplinary teams.
University of Canterbury, New Zealand
I began studying Biology, but switched after taking a psychology course and realising a passion for attachment theory and human behaviour.
Lincoln High School, New Zealand
3 A Levels
I passed foundation courses to go straight to year 13. I studied Maths, Design and English.