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21st October 2021 in News

Time flies when you are having fun!

Paul Wong-Gibbs

By Paul Wong-Gibbs

Time flies when you are having fun!

Hi, I’m Rob and I’ve been working at Indigo Tree as a Web Developer for a month now. I’ve worked as both a developer and a designer for several other agencies in my career to date. 

While I’ve been working remotely for the last year-and-a-bit like almost everyone else in the country (or even, the world), this is the first intentionally remote job I’ve had, and so far it’s been an interesting experience. Indigo Tree’s setup for remote working – including all the internal processes, catchups and a ‘watercooler’ channel in Slack – all helps my co-workers and I to keep in touch and feel like we’re working side-by-side even when we’re spread across half a dozen different counties. Before the pandemic I was very dubious about working from home, but now I’m a complete convert! I still have the option of travelling into the office from time-to-time, something I plan to do at least a couple of times a year. 

So far, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a brand new website which is due to launch soon, as well as carrying out several support tasks for existing clients on one of our care plans. This has really helped me get a good taste of the wide variety of websites we as a company have created and continue to maintain. It’s been very interesting to see how organised Indigo Tree is when handling tasks such as creating a new website from design all the way through to launch, which in some agencies I’ve worked in previously has been a loose and chaotic process, but here is very well organised and documented. 

Working for a new company always comes with a handful of minor variations in process and development, some that require a lot of changes in mentality and practice, and others that are far easier to adapt to. Thankfully everyone at Indigo Tree has been very welcoming and helpful, and it’s very encouraging to work somewhere with such a well-defined sense of purpose, practice, and vision. I’m looking forward to seeing where Indigo Tree takes me, and I hope that I can use some of my own experience and ideas to improve what is already a very friendly and professional workplace. 

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