My name's Joe - I'm a 27 year old designer/marketer living in Brisbane, Australia.
I love tech, design, marketing and reading news.
When I was 6, my dad brought five broken computers home. He showed me the components and explained what they did. Then, we salvaged the parts and I built my first PC.
I was hooked.
I installed every software demo I could find - just to explore.
At 10, I counterfeited my school newsletter in MS Publisher.
I added extra days of holiday, printed it out, and gave copies to people I didn't like - they missed school.
Fast forward to 12. I learnt HTML and CSS - the basic languages of the internet. I kept practising, copying things I liked and trying new things.
I wanted to make cool images, so I learnt. Adobe Fireworks, then Photoshop.
I wanted a laptop, so I sold Coca-Cola and crisps at school to fund one.
Then, I decided to start making money:
I designed websites, logos and images for small businesses, doing something new each time. See what I can do in my portfolio.
At 18, I was hired by equimedia, a digital marketing agency based in Swindon.
I worked there before, during and after University (where I got a first class degree and a kick-awesome ability to cook curry).
In my time at equimedia, I worked for some of the world's largest brands in financial services, charity, property, online retail, travel and technology.
I've worked in the following areas:
...and now I'm using my experience to grow a cyber security company.
You can read more about my work on my CV page.