It’s all gone quiet over there…

Leave a comment 6 September 2011

Indeed it has all gone quiet over here on the site but not because I’ve buggered off travelling around the world again, oh no, I’ve been working hard actually. In fact a lot has changed since my last post way back in mid March.

I have a new job! Well, maybe not so new anymore as I have been here for 3 months. After returning from travelling I soon realised that I needed a fresh start at a new company to really get me excited about programming again. After deciding it was time to move on one company instantly sprang to mind as the sort of place I’d love to work… Specialmoves. Having worked with them on a Lynx project whilst at TMW I knew a few people at the company and thought I’d send my CV over and much to my delight – I got the job!

Specialmoves is very different to my previous jobs. The company is a studio rather than agency with little over 20 employees, and focuses primary on development. In my first week we had a Studio meeting and Darrell (one of the founders of the company) said that 10 years ago him and Pascal (you guessed it, the other founder) set the company up because they wanted to do “cool sh*t”, and it’s safe to say that is pretty much still the inspiration for all things Specialmoves. It’s an exciting place to work and the company are always trying to push the boundaries and be innovative. I hope to learn a lot working here.

Check out the video below for something I made in my first couple of weeks at Specialmoves. To read more about the project click here.

The other great thing about my new job is that it’s an Interactive Developer role, so not Flash/Actionscript specific. I like programming with Flash, it’s where I started out as a developer and I think AS3 is a fun language to write in. However, I’ve always believed as a developer it’s important not to get tied down to technologies and to remain open minded and keep learning/experimenting with new stuff. My role at Specialmoves will involve a lot of Flash, especially at the start, but I will also get an opportunity to work on other platforms like JavaScript and mobile development etc.

In other news my HTML5 version of ColorWall was recently added to the Chrome Experiments site. Check it out here and give it a 5 star rating! ;)

I plan to re-ignite the website over the next few months so expect some more blog posts soon!


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