90s child here. Tech has always had a large presence in my life: I was lucky enough to grow up in a household that always had a computer around, pretty much as long as I can remember. My father would build his own computers, my uncle had books on coding and my brother would let me sit next to him through lengthy strategic campaigns of DOS games such as Civlization, Chessmaster, Centurion and Warlords. Little did I know that some 20 years down the line I would be working with clients in the gaming industry!
As a teenager I became interested in alternative operating systems such as Linux/Debian and OpenBSD due to their compatibility with older hardware, which allowed me to take advantage of older equipment and customise it to suit my needs. The philosophy of Open Source and Free Software licensing, the clear documentation of a lot of the software I needed to do my work and the helpful nature of the free software community all contributed to my hunger for knowledge. If something broke, I could fix it: I felt empowered. The social aspect of IT is still one which I hold close and I’m a firm believer in initiatives which spread that feeling of empowerment, understanding and dialogue.
As I went into university, my interests led me into pursuing media. I ended up taking up photography, managed to get published in most of the UK’s most prominent news outlets and learnt all about the ethics of Journalism. My take away from my work as a photojournalist was that where you stand matters: I believe that you can never be fully impartial, as wherever you stand and the lens you choose will affect the perception of a subject. As visual story-tellers, we are complicit in the way that history is documented and news is told. The reflective nature of the profession and the desire to have a better understanding of the modern media landscape landed me in a Public Relations course at the London College of Communications, University of the Arts London.
Fast forward a couple of years and I’m at my first day at FieldHouse Associates, in the shoes of a Junior Account Executive. I was over the moon when I got the call saying that I was offered the position and having met the team, I look forward to building my knowledge of finance, tech and public relations through the many exciting and rewarding challenges to come!
Junior Account Executive