Getting the first job is a challenge. But once you get it, you start to thrive. After almost three months at Tidy Design, I can say that I learned more about web development than throughout the last year of studying on my own. New tasks, technologies and environment expanded my skill set. During this time, I worked on graphic design, software development and communication with the clients. Varied tasks gave me a lot of valuable experience.
My initial tasks were rather basic, but not least interesting. First, I had to design and code an email mockup. Then add more rigorous form validation on an older website. It was a great lesson on how to deal with someone else’s code and how to work on existing projects.
Apart from being a member of the Tidy Design team, I am a first-year student at the University of Portsmouth. I spend most of my time there, learning about software engineering. Still, whenever I have a day off, I’m back in the office. Luckily for me, Tidy Design is quite flexible in this regard. Working as a student gives me a chance to practise all that I absorb during university days. It’s definitely something worth considering if you are at the beginning of your journey.