Here at Fisheye we believe it is important to invest in the next generation of web designers and developers. As a result of this, we get involved in a placement scheme run by Staffordshire University and employ two web design students for the duration of their gap year.

This has proved so successful (so far it has resulted in a 100% employment rate once they’ve finished their degree courses), and the standard this year turned out to be so high, we decided that rather than just employ two gap year students we would employ five! Phew!

The office is definitely a lot busier now (and you should see the bill for bacon sandwich Fridays now 😉 ), so we thought it was time everyone got to know them.

Amanda Bradley

Tell us a bit about who you are?

My names Amanda, I’m 22 and I come from Cannock. After completing a Hnd in applied computing I am currently completing a top-up course in Web Development at Staffordshire University. I started my placement with Fisheye in June.

What interests you about working in the web industry?

I like that the industry is constantly developing in new ways, it means there is always something new to learn.

What do you think is your key strength at the moment?

My best skill is responsive layouts. With a large amount of screen sizes out there it’s important to ensure sites look and function properly on as many as possible.

What’s your survival strategy for the zombie apocalypse?

If a zombie apocalypse is going to happen and I don’t cause it… we might as well embrace our zombie overlords and become them.

Arlen Gwynne

Tell us a bit about who you are?

My name is Arlen and I am a 26 year old who is originally from Stoke on Trent in Staffordshire, and enjoys spending their free time with friends, family, watching films and playing the occasional computer game.

What interests you about working in the web industry?

The fact I am able to work in a team of people who are as passionate about building websites as I am.

What do you think is your key strength at the moment?

Once given a design, I am able to go away and build a website with little assistance (front-end).

What’s your survival strategy for the zombie apocalypse?

Pop on my invisibility cloak so I can’t be seen. I also have the ability to fly, so unless zombies can fly, I should be fine!

Emma Price-Horton

Tell us a bit about who you are?

Heyah… I’m Emma! I’m 20 years old and I come from a little town called Burntwood. I am a Web Design student and joined Fisheye in June! On top of working at fisheye and being a student, I’m also a swimming instructor and coach, strange combination I know!

What interests you about working in the web industry?

A lot interests me about the web industry… One thing in particular is that the web is continuously changing and growing in size!

What do you think is your key strength at the moment?

I think my strength is design related, I love colours and find it really easy to make a design from scratch. I hate when things are misplaced or seem like they don’t belong!

What’s your survival strategy for the zombie apocalypse?

I think this is the toughest question I’ve ever been asked… my original answer was to get on a plane to the Caribbean and pray that there was no zombies there! But then it was brought to my attention by Amanda that there is in fact, zombies in the Pirates of the Caribbean that apparently walk under water (this is a swimmers dream!) and raid ships… so my survival strategy is to embrace the zombie overlords and become the queen of the overlords!

Alice Dean

Tell us a bit about who you are?

I’m Alice. Currently I’m student at Staffordshire university studying Web Development; but living in the rural village of Baschurch. Aside from my interest in web development I also enjoy watching cartoons and eating (a lot).

What interests you about working in the web industry?

I actually never thought about working in the web industry until I was in college. I always wanted to be a web designer but started programming and loved it. I think the way the web works is very interesting and I like that it’s always changing and there is always more to learn.

What’s your survival strategy for the zombie apocalypse?

Go to the Winchester, have a pint and wait for it to all blow over.

What do you think is your key strength at the moment?

I still have a lot to learn but I like PHP!

Rob Aimes

Tell us a bit about who you are?

#rob-aimes {
background: url(‘1995/BlackCountry/Stourbridge.png’);
height: 177cm;
width: auto;
z-index: 1 /* One step ahead */
position: inherit; /* Adaptable */
content: “Esports enthusiast, metalhead and diet coke advocate.”;
&:lang(php, js, sass, es6, sarcasm) { content: “Fluent”; }
}

What interests you about working in the web industry?

The main interest I have in web, is that you can see results from the second you start working. I can be creative in web technologies without the most creative drive. The constantly changing technologies means there is always something to get your teeth into and means there is never a dull moment.

What’s your survival strategy for the zombie apocalypse?

Option 1:

git commit -a
git push
git tf out

Option 2:

If we’re talking longest survival, then becoming a pirate may be the best choice.
If we’re talking the most enjoyable, however, then there’s no better place than the pub.

What do you think is your key strength at the moment?

I believe my key strength is my adaptability. My knowledge of modern technologies allows me to flexibly and confidently pick up new technologies in a fast paced environment.