BLOOIE IS GROWING AGAIN
It is another great day for Blooie today because we are getting the chance to welcome two great new people who have decided to join our adventure!
Ellen started at Blooie as an intern in 2012, fresh from leaving university only a month before. Little did we know then that we had found a gem of an employee!
From our previous post, you can see that Blooie is more than just a place to work. We’re a close knit group of friends building something big.
For me, the number one thing in a company is the fit and the atmosphere for the people working there. So when the right candidate comes along we snap them up. This is exactly what happened with Ellen.
She can shut my nonsense up with as little as a look, all the while having the rest of the team rolling around in convulsions, so it was pretty obvious she would fit right in.
Now having worked with Ellen since August 2012, there is literally no task that you can throw at her that is too big. Her capacity for learning and growing into a role is remarkable. We are very lucky to have her as part of Blooie.
A few interesting facts about Ellen:
1. She is the first full-time English employee at Blooie.
2. Unlike Conor, she actually can dance! She spent years in a dance group and has performed up and down the country.
3. Ellen has pretty much destroyed our office with pink things. If it isn’t her pink laptop its her pink phone, notebook, bag; you name it, it’s pink!
I’m really pleased to be able to welcome Sam Sharp onto the Blooie team as an intern. He will be based out of our new Blooie Leeds office, which brings the population up to 2, go Leeds!
It’s quite rare to find people who not only want to solve problems but aren’t afraid of taking on big challenges, challenges like having to learn a whole new skill set to solve problems. Sam is one of these people, to complete some projects he decided he needed to teach himself programming. Now you understand why we hired him! You can expect to get some details on his endeavours in upcoming blog posts.
Sam now brings the total number of full-timers in Blooie to 6; 2 in Newcastle, 2 in Dublin and now 2 in Leeds, which makes for some really interesting hangout meetings.
I think I can speak for all of team Blooie when I say I am really looking forward to working with Sam and we know he’s a great fit for the company.
Some interesting facts about Sam:
He has a degree in Social Anthropology.
He brews his own beer! We promise this isn’t the only reason we hired him ;)
DO YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
Blooie is always on the lookout for interesting people!
If you think you’d like to work for us, we’re currently looking for a UX/UI designer.