First Thanks to FreeCodeCamps and all the amazing communities around this project.
A month ago I started my first position as a front end Dev in a digital agency in London. It was actually quite quick for me to find this position. It took me around a month.
I have send around 120 applications. Met 4 recruiters. Got 4 tests. Got 6 phone interviews, 4 physical interviews with 6 compagnies.
I graduated in December from a master in Marketing.
I studied as well Graphic Design for a year between 2013 and 2014 where I learned a lot of HTML and CSS, so before starting on FCC I had already a good knowledge of this.
My path to a Frond End position
HTML and CSS: As I said, I learned about it when I studied graphic design for a year, I learned a lot about integration from Photoshop to HTML/CSS and responsive design. (Project done: at this time http://vincent-humeau.com/portfolio_le_bacille_damour.php )
Sass: This summer I started to learn about Sass, I wanted to challenge myself to learn something new and I realized after that that I wanted to pursue a career in this field. (Project done to master this subject: at this time http://vincent-humeau.com/portfolio_portfolio.php )
Bootstrap: In January I learned how to use bootstrap as many jobs were asking about it (Project done to master this subject: at this time http://vincent-humeau.com/portfolio_travel_log.php )
To get the job
So basically I have been practicing coding almost full time since December. From mid January I have been sending applications half of the day and the other half I have been working on the FCC projects. When I got my job I only did 3 of the intermediate Front End projects.
Today, I’m really happy with my career path. I’m still doing projects and courses on FCC and look forward to learning a lot of new things
My portfolio http://vincent-humeau.com/
My Github https://github.com/vinceumo
Great job! Thanks for sharing, gets me motivated when i see these. I’m struggling a little with the wiki search project right now. I took a look at your portfolio you went above and beyond with those FCC projects. Really puts in perspective you get what you put in. Thanks again.
Congratulations! I like your portfolio site. Thank you for sharing your story. Inspiring!
congratulation, thanks to share your story. I like it. Now i like FCC more i like the community here very much supportive. This story will be a inspiration for any beginner who want to be a Font End Developer. Happy Coding
Your portfolio looks really good. Congrats.
Congrats for the new life mate. Well after looking at your portfolio it’s time for me to modify my portfolio a little bit specially the project details part.
Very nice portfolio and congrats on your success. Do you have any recommendations for improving design skills? Are there books/online resources that you depend on for helping create nice looking designs?
I really liked the clean and professional design, great job!
Congrats for the new job, I am sure you’ll do great!
Awesome portfolio. Congratulations for the job. Motivated me a lot to complete my FCC projects. I started today so had doubts which are clear after seeing projects in your portfolio. thanks.
Congratulations. And Good luck
@jonathanwmaddison I think the best way is to look at concepts such as design research, composition, negative space, mood board, wireframe, mock-up, color scheme. I haven’t learned with books and i think you can find all this concepts on internet.
My work flow when i do a project is:
1 Make some research on design trends on behance and dribble.
2 Make a mood board with screenshots of the kind of elements i like and i could use in the project. I do as well my color scheme using Adobe kuler.
3 I make a wireframe using Adobe Photoshop or Xd, you can use gimp. Then i do my mock-up on the same software.
I hope it will help you
Oh, and that is one elegant looking portfolio you got there.
Fantastic job Vincent. Really inspirational! You can seen your graphic design skills shining through.
Can I ask, what forums did you use to find potential positions?
Very inspiring post, thanks for sharing!