During the third lockdown, we have welcomed two new members to the Blue Frontier team. Despite not seeing them much in person, they received a warm welcome online and settled straight into work. Without further ado, we would like to introduce to you, Michael and Will.
His military background taught him how to stay disciplined and strive towards the values he believes in. A quality that proved very useful when Michael was working as a freelancer and managed to complete over 132 solo web projects all with 5-star reviews, within 10 months.
Aside from helping businesses thrive digitally, Michael regularly visits the gym. Supplementing his workouts with nutritious meals, which he prepares himself. He focuses on progress, staying accountable every step of the way.
He is also very interested in sustainability research and loves a good discussion about everything from web development to sustainability on Mars.
“I thoroughly enjoy what I do simply because there's progress in the task at hand. I find it truly motivating when I can see that what I do improves the lives of another individual. The subtlety of this aspect is what keeps me pushing over and above in everything I do.”
In the near future, Michael plans to get more involved with web technologies. He mentions that being surrounded by likeminded people who are aware of cutting-edge technology is one of the biggest pluses of working at Blue Frontier. We hope that we can help Michael spread his wings and support his creativity.
Will, originally from Ipswich, got his first web development job 20 years ago. Despite not continuously occupying the role of a web developer, he has always worked in IT, giving him an incredible amount of experience. He has worked for employers ranging from training companies, web development agencies, local authorities, software houses, through to some time spent at an antiques and collectables company, and that’s not even an exhaustive list!
Will moved to Bristol in 2016 after falling in love with the city while visiting a friend. After working in senior roles for the last few years, he took some time off in 2020 and ultimately decided to pursue a developer career instead of management roles. This led him to apply for the position at Blue Frontier, which he occupies today.
As a web developer, his responsibilities range from building sites from scratch, through to making sure client sites are kept secure and up-to-date. He truly enjoys working as a programmer as a good portion of the job revolves around problem-solving, which keeps him motivated and on his toes.
“It’s a great feeling when you manage to fix a complex problem.”
In his spare time, he enjoys swimming regularly, socialising, playing board games, reading, and writing pub quizzes. During the first lockdown, he created a website to host his quizzes so that people can do them online and it has turned into a mild obsession. He adds around 100 to 150 questions on the site each week and it now has over 6k questions in total.
At this point, we can confidently say we have mastered welcoming our new staff members remotely and we are looking forward to working with them. Make sure to visit our meet the team page to find out more about all of our employees.