After spending a few years as an administration manager for the NHS, I returned to further education in 1995 and completed a degree in Cognitive Science at Exeter University which was a joint degree between the Psychology and Computer Science department, studying the science of the mind and intelligent systems. I developed an interest in web technologies early on in my degree and in my third year I was employed part-time with a local internet design company. A few local contracts later, including 6 months with the NHSIA, I realised that I would have to leave Devon to pursue my career and I moved to Reading in 1999. I held down a number of jobs during this period as the IT contracting era was still boombing, I worked on projects for GE Services, Lloyds TSB, Supreme Pet Foods, Marks & Spencer, Landmark, Ordnance Survey, FAST, Southamptom PCT and many more. My roles covered straightforward web design and development but also graphic design, instructional design and e-learning, graphical user interface design for a software company in Henley, and my last role was as a web applications developer, writing software that would run across the internet.
In 2003 I returned to Devon to be closer to my family. When I returned I spent 6 months working freelance for a company in Reading and a few months working for an e-learning company in Topsham as their web developer and instructional designer. However, I have found it difficult to find work at my level locally and have subsidised my income by returning part-time to the NHS. In 2008 I decided to start my own business, so that I can provide up to the minute web techologies to my local community.
I live in Cullompton in Mid Devon with my husband Gareth, our cats Thai and Flame and goldfish, Bart and Pomegranate