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Life as a… What it’s really like

The aim of our Blog is it to showcase the wealth of knowledge and expertise the South West has to offer as well as the variety of career journeys we come across, working within the Digital, Marketing, Creative, UX, Technology and eCommerce sectors.

We are keeping it local, authentic and you will hopefully agree: insightful.

Here a collection of rather impressive career journeys we’d love to share with you, put into the spotlight and feature. Some prime examples that can give you an idea of what life can look like working within a range of jobs across our sectors. Some first hand insights:

Life as a Head of Online Trading
Alice Little, Head of Online Trading at Lovehoney

Life as a Marketing Director within eCommerce
Matt Parker, Marketing Director at The Present Finder

Life as a Software Developer
Jenny Gaudion, Software Developer at Scott Logic

Life as a Web Developer
James Williams, Web Developer at Silver

Life as a coder aged 13 vs 31
Our chat with Kyran at Hanham Woods Academy and Oli Ward, experienced professional coder at Develop Me

Life as a Head of Marketing
Tom Johnson, Head of Marketing at The Filter

Life as a Marketing Executive
Gabriella Evans, Marketing Executive at Jordans Trust Company Limited

Life as a Digital Marketing Executive
David Brooks, Digital Marketing Executive at Bob Martin Vet Care

Life as a Digital Marketing Executive
Ioan Davies, Digital Marketing Exec at London & Country

Life as a Digital Account Director
Ryan Anthoney, Senior Account Director at True Digital

Life as a Digital Project Manager
Aphra Kiely, Digital Project Manager at Mr B & Friends

Life as a Planner
Nicky Lloyd, Planner at Six

Life as a CRO Director
Ryan Webb, CRO Director at Search Star

Life as a Content Strategist
Sarah Russell, Freelance Digital Strategist

Life as a Social Media Specialist
Ben Jackson, Social Media Specialist

Life as a Social Media Specialist
Jessica Siggers, Bristol-based Instagram Consultant, Social Media Influencer & photographer, Igers Bristol

A career in social media – Laura Farrington
Laura Farrington, Content Marketing Executive at SunLife

A career in social media – Liam McKinnon
Liam McKinnon Marketing, Communications and Digital Manager at Off the Record (OTR)

A career in social media – Ellis Wheatley
Ellis Wheatley, Social Media Manager at the National Trust

A career in social media – Alex Kortland
Alex Kortland, Social Media Manager at British Corner Shop

Life as a Copywriter
Justin Ballantine, Copywriter and Creative Director at Bray Leino Yucca

Life as a Lead Designer
Kiwani Dolean, Lead Designer at Screen Time Labs

Life as a UX Consultant
Jesmond Allen, Freelance UX Consultant


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