I do things on the internet. I build and design websites.
At the moment I work for a pretty cool agency in Cologne – CTS-Media. I still find time to pursue some private projects. Mostly they revolve around cake. Or my phone. Sometimes Bunnies.
I’ve always had a great interest in new technologies but I didn’t start systematically learning to do stuff with code and design until 2012. I completed a two-and-a-half-year course in computer science focused on digital media in 2014. Since then I’ve been deepening my knowledge and developing new skills as well as taking on projects as a freelancer.
I was born in New Zealand but I’ve lived in Germany the past half of my life. (That makes me half German, right?). I worked in a customer contact centre for 11 years before moving on to web development. I’ve been a team leader, coach, done workforce management, training and human resource development - generally I ensured high quality content and performance. I was working with people. I enjoyed it and I’m good at it.
I still believe that making an efficient and reliable customer service part of the brand and product is a factor that will give a company the cutting edge over its competition.
I run and cycle. Actually, I take fitness pretty seriously and I love a good 20km run or a 100km bike ride. I take photos. Mostly of cake.
When I first came to Germany I did an apprenticeship as a baker and I can still whack up some scrumptious cakes. Now I mostly eat other peoples cakes and write about them.
Muir is Scottish. You pronounce it like this: [mju-er](as in "you" with an "m" in front of it, then "er").
The blog started out on Tumblr and moved to wordpress early 2015. It can still be seen in its original styling on Tumblr.
When work get's busy I'm no longer so disiplined about posting weekly but I do my best.
For the financial consultant, Inge Wiesner, I designed and implemented the website. This is a project I completed single-handedly.
After interviewing Inge and consulting her on the content I set up guidelines for the design. I then developed the concept, including logo and business cards, and constructed the site.
I produced the current website kanzlei-dzerek.de for the lawyer Silvana Dzerek. The logo and design guidelines were ready for me to implement.
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