Once I graduated I decided that I wanted to move to London so I began the hunt for a flash job and luckily enough I actually got the first one I applied for! The company was Research Now, an online survey company who were growing at 2 new employees a week! Up until I joined they were producing fairly simple html surveys. My job as the first Flash Developer was to create Flash Application to feature in the survey, and generally make them more interactive.
I started off simple by exchanging radio button questions for funky flash sliders like these:
Then I moved onto more advanced applications and developed a whole library of tools before I left for pastures new.
There was some great developers at RSN including Tavis Booth and Mark Hawkes and I learnt a lot from them. I started to use Flash much more as a developer than a designer and went on a couple of courses with Richard Lord at Ubiq. I started to develop using classes and within 6 months of being at the company became a Senior Developer and was interviewing people to work in my team.