My First Six Months in StudioForty9 – Jennifer
I began working in StudioForty9 in October of 2017. First of all, I must say from the very beginning I felt instantly welcome. Each member of the team was both friendly and approachable.
Coming straight from my Masters, I was looking forward to a new challenge. From the beginning, this company seemed like the perfect fit, a growing company and a role offering plenty of responsibilities and opportunities. Prior to my position at StudioForty9, my background was in Economics and Information Systems for Business Performance. Coming into this position of project manager, there were a number of different processes, projects, technical phrases and jargon, systems and platforms, which at first was completely new. All of these things have now made their way into my daily routine.
Throughout the past 6 months, I have learned so much about Ecommerce development, how a site should look, and how it should operate to provide seamless user experience and perform to a high standard. Over the past few months, I have begun working on new Shopware projects and new website builds. This has really allowed me to become immersed in the complete journey of a project, and seeing these projects come to life from scoping to a fully functioning and responsive site. It is also interesting to be involved in the beginning of StudioForty9’s work with the Shopware platform – and I am looking forward to continuing to learn everything it has to offer.
This position allows me to collaborate and communicate with clients with the aim of understanding exactly what they have envisioned for their site, and how the team then comes together to provide the best options and deliver to the best standard possible. It was clear from the beginning I was working with a team of hardworking individuals who are passionate about providing the best for their clients – whom with strong relationships are built. I have learned a lot in short time, skills I will use both outside and inside the working world.
I attended our annual customer conference in March. It was a great opportunity to meet many of the clients in person, as well as listen to a variety of talks, from website design to GDPR & all things Shopware. Overall the event was extremely insightful and a great success.
Coming into a new position is always challenging at first, however, I have enjoyed the challenges that this job has thrown my way so far. It has been a great learning experience, and I’m sure there are many more lessons to be learned. Overall, I have found my time thus far at StudioForty9 to be both interesting and rewarding. I am gaining a huge amount of experience and knowledge and I am eager to continue learning. It is great to be involved in a growing and developing company in the ever-changing world of Ecommerce.