In 2013 I started working for the Antwortzeit Communications Agency filling a full-time role as a designer and developer on mainly WordPress based projects.

Working remotely from my home office just outside of London presented new and unique challenges, but taught me skills in taking control of projects and managing communication and time across a geographical distance.

Being a small agency, working at Antwortzeit required a lot of flexibility from me. I had to be able to independently lead entire projects and client relations whilst working other briefs as part of a small remote team at the same time. Regular – and usually bi-monthly – team meetings strengthened relationships and tidied up project management.

I believe working remotely and with such great responsibility on projects in this early stage of my career taught me a great deal of self-discipline and organisation. This role also allowed me to not only develop my design skills further; it challenged me to grow into a full blown developer. The role has seen me taking on front-ends  in HTML, CSS, javascript and libraries such as jQuery as well as advanced PHP shaping server-side functionality and WordPress to our clients needs.

During this long lasting relationship I have also been able to follow the growth and development of WordPress from the early stages of it being a purely weblog platform to it’s transformation into the incredibly powerful and versatile content management system it is today.