For many years now I have had a passion for design and website creation. It has always been there, even as a child, but it really kicked off when I built my first website.
I built this website with Wordpress back in 2014. A solo effort filled with hundreds of mistakes. I was immensely proud of my achievement. Sure it died 8 months later, but the whole experience was so much fun.
At the time, my career was in health care treating as an Osteopath. This was a career I actually took a lot of satisfaction in. However, my desire for something 'extra' was ignited. My entertainment always came from watching a website video rather than reading about a particular disease.
Many moons later I moved to Canada at which point I embarked on making my second website. This time I focused on SEO (search engine optimisation to rank in Google) so I could use the website as a proper tool for my business. Again after many learning curves, I produced a working site.
Within 6 months my website reached number 1 in Google for my city and number 2 in my neighboring city. The pride I felt for hitting this monumental achievement was overwhelming.
You can read the full story here of how I reached number one in Google rankings.
Unbeknown to me at the time, this was actually the beginning of the end for my career as an Osteopath. Since that moment I started to self-learn web-developement, coding, and design. Anything I could get my hands on was consumed.
I did eventually 'officially' quit Osteopathy (a 14-year career) back in July 2018, in pursuit of becoming a front-end developer.
I love my job and I have the great privilege of being one of those people that live to work rather than work to live. Sure I miss Osteopathy and helping people. It was a great experience.
My real heart and passion lie in creating products for people and helping others grow their business as a result.
I have lived in both Canada and Norway, but now I have settled in the UK with my wife and 2 children.
I am currently a freelance web developer, helping small businesses create and identity themselves to create a solid foundation for increased custom. You can see my client work here.
If you would like to work together or if you just need some advice please feel free to send me an email, I reply pretty swiftly. I would love to hear from you.