Over a decade focused on building great stuff for the web.
After I built my first site at 12, I kept at it and got good enough at it to do work for clients and quit my part time job at Arbys (I miss those free curly fries.) After I graduated from high school, I went to college for a couple years as a poli-sci major before deciding that I really wanted to pursue web development as my career, so I left school to work fulltime.
At 20 I got my first job at a local marketing agency. It was awful. I hated it. After that, I got a job at a different agency. It was great, I loved it. And so on. Whether good or bad, every job I’ve had has given me the opportunity to grow as a developer and an employee. I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly.
I’ve been the good, the bad and the ugly.
The most valuable thing I’ve learned is that I will never know everything, and there’s always a place I can grow. Having a sense of purpose and genuinely enjoying what I do is what gets me out of bed every day.