28th January 2015

Say Hello to Ben, Creode’s New Junior Frontend Developer

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New Junior Developer

As Creode continues to grow at an accelerated pace in 2015, we are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our development team in Leeds. In this article we would like to welcome Ben Leonard to the agency. Ben has recently joined us as a junior frontend developer. 

Frontend development is a relatively obscure Internet discipline. Historically, this role has been known under several aliases, htmler, web designer, coder, frontender and so on, but its core functions remain the same while expanding with the progress of the Internet. It is a hinge role that requires both aesthetic sensitivity and programmatic rigor. Below we get to know Ben a little more with some fun questions about his previous experience and life in general.

What is your role at Creode? – Junior web developer.

Real age? – 24.

Previous experience? – I worked at a small digital marketing agency in Harrogate for 2 years, as a web designer/developer. I then worked for a website and software development company in Barnsley for 1 year as a graphic designer.

Where do you call home? – Huddersfield.

Which University did you attend and what degree did you complete? – I went to the University of Huddersfield in 2008 to study BA (honours) Interactive Multimedia and loved every minute of it!

What’s your favourite piece of design software? – Hard to say really, probably Adobe Illustrator for vector graphics but I love using Photoshop for bitmap stuff. I also like using Blender for 3D design.

What do you like to do in your spare time, any particular hobbies? – Rock climbing, skateboarding, swimming, developing HTML 5 games, watching movies, playing video games & seeing friends.

Where is your favourite place to eat in Leeds? – Not sure, there are so many options. I was quite impressed with Barburrito last week.

It’s your turn to sing at the karaoke bar, which song would you choose? – Summer of 69!

What is your biggest pet hate? – Having to listen to really bad music if it comes on in a bar.

If you were a box of cereal, which would you be? – I’d be a Kellogg’s variety pack.

If you were stranded on an island, which 3 things would you bring? – Food, water and sun cream.

What’s your favourite flavour Jelly Bean? – The green ones, definitely.

Favourite Celebrity? – Either Bruce Dickinson or Michio Kaku.

If there was a movie made about your life, who would play you? – I’d probably want to play myself.

What do you like about Creode so far? – I love the atmosphere and I love how friendly and helpful everyone is. It seems very organised and well managed. I also like learning new and interesting things so that I can improve as a developer.