- How did your front-end developer career start?
- How and why did you become an OG?
- What was your first impression of working at OG?
- What do you appreciate most about OG after three years of work?
- What is your biggest professional challenge right now?
- And what do you like most about the work of a front-end developer?
- What skills should a person working as a front-end developer have?
- So, at last, time for OG Shots!
- Are you a current or a future front-end developer?
Meet Hubert, our extraORDERnary front-end developer
How did your front-end developer career start?
It all started with photography; I’ve always liked taking photos, which I had to process afterwards. Editing pictures was an increasing part of my passion to the point when in junior high school, we even created a design of our t-shirts with a group of friends. In addition, I watched people who made all kinds of graphic designs, and until my studies, I was interested in photography, design, and graphics in general.
I went to college with professional graphics in mind. However, at the university, we mainly studied 3D design, which didn’t suit me entirely because I was more passionate about 2D, functional, and product graphics.
In parallel with my studies, I worked for e-commerce, managing the company's CMS and learning the basics of HTML, CSS, and JS.
At some point, I decided to combine the graphics I studied and the digital work I practised in e-commerce. So I did a few front-end courses until I got a 6-month front-end internship.
My first encounter with programming was difficult because we worked on technologies that were new to me. However, I stayed in the first company for over three years. I mainly dealt with creating landing pages and product graphics.
How and why did you become an OG?
After a few years of primarily creating landing pages and minor things in apps, I wanted to do more ambitious projects, especially the front end of apps. It just so happened that an OG recruiter caught me on LinkedIn. They needed support for exactly what I was looking for, so I moved to the Orders without thinking long.
What was your first impression of working at OG?
My first impression was that the company was professional and working on ambitious projects. Since day one here, l have been co-creating things that I feel have an actual impact. For example, one of the first projects I worked on at OG was an application for a hospital. It was a big responsibility, but also great satisfaction.
What do you appreciate most about OG after three years of work?
The technical side is the variety of projects and professional development. At OG, I have the opportunity to work on projects from various industries, and each subsequent one is a new challenge and opportunity for growth. And it’s never boring here.
As for the organizational culture, I like the relaxed, casual atmosphere. I can talk to everyone about everything, and I am sure my voice will be heard, both personally and professionally.
What is your biggest professional challenge right now?
Just to do my job best. I want every new project that comes out of my hand to be as well-developed as possible.
And what do you like most about the work of a front-end developer?
What I like the most is the satisfaction that the final effect goes into the world. I enjoy creating useful things that help others in their everyday life.
It’s also satisfying that I can witness the effects of my work. Front-end development doesn’t work on abstracts, numbers, or ideas in isolation from reality. Each started project ends with a specific product, visible and tangible. It gives me a sense of agency and fulfilment.
What skills should a person working as a front-end developer have?
First and foremost, as a front-end developer, you should be able to listen carefully and not be afraid of questions. 90% of project success is a proper understanding of the issues and asking for things that aren’t clear.
When it comes to hard skills, I personally appreciate learning, practising, and acquiring knowledge more than graphic talent or aesthetic sense. You don't have to have any visual talent to become a front-end developer. All you need to do is get inspired by more experienced developers and consistently do your own thing.
So, at last, time for OG Shots!
Favourite movie → I watch a lot, but I have a poor memory of titles...
Favourite series → “Sons of Anarchy”, and lately, “The Punisher”.
Favourite music genre: Rap.
Favourite game → "I used to play FIFA and CS, but now I don't have time to play games.
PC or smartphone or console → I don't have a PC or console, so a smartphone.
Android or iOS → Both.
Windows, Mac, or Linux → Mac.
Netflix, HBO, Disney, or Amazon Prime → I use everything except Amazon.
Are you a current or a future front-end developer?
If Hubert’s story has inspired you, why not check out our career site and see what positions are open?
Alternatively, if you have questions for Hubert regarding the work of a front-end developer or work in OG, get in touch with him directly. :)