My Role Here
My role at e-CBD has changed somewhat over the years and I’ve loved every bit of the challenge along the way. I started as a part time Front-end Web Designer back in 2013 with not much experience in the content management system ModX (which we use to facilitate most, if not all, the sites we build). At first I worked mainly on web updates for a whole bunch of different client sites, learning the intricacies of ModX in the process. Soon my part time role became a full time one as we continued to grow and I began coding more sites as well as styling on page content for better user experiences. I also delved a bit into the internet marketing realm - designing Display, Remarketing and Facebook advert creatives. In 2016 I was given the new challenging role of Social Media Marketing Specialist, which I love! Now my days are spent on Facebook... yes, I get paid to sit on Facebook, Instagram and other channels all day! Now my skill set includes creating social media strategies, designing engaging post content, including creatives, and monitoring activity on client profiles. I also get to setup, run and monitor Facebook Advertising for clients, it’s all fun!!
How The Web Lured Me
My online experience really began in high school with MSN Messenger and I suppose Hotmail – we’ve all been there, setting up ridiculous email addresses ... firstname.lastname@example.org what even was that haha! I came to the web industry in quite a round-about way. After leaving school in year 10 to have my daughter, I eventually completed my equivalent high school studies and set off to university. I started out as an Architectural student at QUT where I began to enjoy the area of 3D modelling and architectural visualisation, you know making those photo realistic concept models. So, I dropped uni and signed up for the Diploma of Interactive Digital Media at TAFE. The course focused around a whole bunch of different digital areas like Sound Engineering, Film & Television, Graphic Design, Animation, 3D modelling and Web Design. It was through this course that I actually fell head-over-heels in love with web design and development. The rest (as tehy say) is history!
Relaxing After Work Like...
Other than spending time with my little fam-bam – love you guys by the way – I put on my Aliesha Mandy Photography hat, get behind the lens and shoot all sorts of stunning landscapes, oh and I can’t forget about the nightscapes, that Milky Way is far too hard to resist. We are definitely spoilt for choice on this little blue planet we call home. You can check out some of my work on Instagram, Facebook or head over to my website.
You're stuck on a deserted island, food and shelter are sorted - what 3 things do you take with you?
My family would be #1, obviously! I don’t know how I would survive without either of them – plus I’m not the strongest gal out there so I’d need the strength and skill of my hubby to protect me from any threats on the island. Next item on the list would have to be my photography kit. I can’t be out in the middle of nature without it – imagine all the sunrises, the sunsets, the storms, oh wait the dark skies... boy my head is spinning with all the possibilities! Finally, I would have to take my series of Outlander novels. Even though I’ve already read most of them a couple of times, there are currently 9 massive books in the series and you can NEVER have too much Jamie Fraser – girls you know what I mean!