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Connect With Us: Euan Campbell

We’re on Cloud 9, as it’s time to introduce you to the ninth colleague in our ‘Connect With Us’ series.

This week, meet Frontend Developer Euan Campbell.

Euan has been with us since 2017 and joins us today to chat more about his job, from his role in the changing landscape of publications to a love of problem-solving.

Get to know Euan here:

Tell us a bit about your career so far.
I graduated from UWS (University of the West of Scotland) with an honours degree in Multimedia Technologies.

Soon after this I was hired into the marketing team for a hotel chain. I wore numerous hats in this position, with jobs ranging from brochure design and social media management to web design. It was this variation, along with my degree, that helped me build a base of experience that has enabled me to turn my hand to most things.

After three years it was time for a new challenge, so I joined Connect as a Frontend Developer. This shift to agency work has allowed me to work with some incredible clients and brands over the past five years and I am excited for the future.

What does your day-to-day look like?
Each day can be entirely different in an agency. We work with such a broad range of clients, all with different requirements, so I could be doing anything from building a website for one or designing a PowerPoint for another.

Recent events also encouraged a lot of clients to transition into the digital space, and digital publications became a highly sought-after commodity. This has proven to be a great platform to put my skills to work and help utilise products such as Readymag and Foleon to find digital solutions for what would likely have been printed products only a couple of years ago. With more and more clients signing up for this work, it has become a mainstay in my daily work routine.

I try to build my day around the jobs that need done and list them in priority so that I have a rough framework for the day. Sometimes this needs to shift as new jobs come in or support is needed elsewhere. As a Developer I also support the technology side of the company, helping clients with their websites, admin or general troubleshooting.

Why do you love your job?
I love to solve problems. As a Developer and Designer, I view my role as one that solves problems for others. As clients come to us with requirements, it is my job to find the best solution for their needs, using my experience to help guide us. I find this incredibly rewarding and love to hear how happy clients are with what we’ve delivered. 

What advice would you give to someone else wanting to follow this career path?
Get experience. Whether a job or going it alone with freelancing, experience is what helps you build the foundations of your career and can often influence its direction. It’s only now looking back that I can truly appreciate the experience I gained through all the different pieces of work I’ve completed. Even things that felt simple or small at the time can prove invaluable in the long run.

Best piece of advice you’ve been given?
“It’s all in the mindset.”

 

‘Connect With Us’ is a series where we invite you to get to know the faces behind Connect a little better. So far, we’ve introduced you to Liam ShawAnn CraibClaire NicholRyan SwinneyDavid HughesFiona Ramsay, Roisin McGroarty and Craig Gibson. Haven’t caught up with them yet? Click their names and find out more.