A Day In The Life Of Designer and Front-end developer

Iā€™m Adam, a designer/frond-end dev from Manchester.

I love a challenge; the more complex the better. For me there is nothing more rewarding than taking a complicated problem, breaking it down and delivering a beautifully simple solution.

With many years of experience both in an agency environment and as a self employed freelancer, I have designed, developed and managed a wide range of web projects. This has been conducted in a variety of teams and environments from small websites for local businesses to multi million pound e-commerce websites.

Ultimately, all of my work is all about helping businesses grow through design and code. That means I spend my time designing (websites, web apps, branding materials), coding, responding to support requests and meeting clients.

I live in Manchester with my wife, Ruth, and my 2 daughters, Florence(5) and Magdalena(2).

What hardware do you use?

At work I use a 27ā€ iMac. At home I use 21ā€ iMac and 13ā€ MacBook Air. For testing and browsing on the move I use iPad 2 and iPhone.

And what software?

Chrome is my main web browser. I spend most of my time in the Sublime Text 3 editor, iTerm2 for CLI utilities. I use git and Github/Bitbucket for code versioning and iA Writer for Markdown formatting.

I use Feedly to keep up with blog posts.

At work I use Basecamp/Teamwork/Trello for project management. Zendesk for support tickets. Toggl for time tracking and Slack for team messaging.

Have you read anything interesting recently?

Sure imaginarydesign.co.uk/reading/

The tech stuff

I regulary use the following: Git, Github/Bitbucket, PHP, JS, Bower, Gulp, Vue.js, React.js, Laravel, npm/yarn, Blade etc.