A Day in the Life of….Tony
Author: Evolution Design Agency
April 17, 2018
On the day’s I come into the studio, my day begins early with my wife dropping me at the train station to make my journey from Richmond to Geelong. After catching up on the latest news on some interesting websites on my laptop, I disembark at Geelong station and walk to the office, via Moo Mouth for my (second) morning coffee and breakfast of ham and cheese toastie.
Once I’m fuelled up, I ease into the day by sorting through my emails and chatting to Lisa and Em to see what the priority jobs are for the day.
First up, on this particular day, Emily has finished the designs for the Enjoy Glenroy’s new trader directory website and I can now start creating a functioning site from the approved layout.
We spent the morning going through each section: how it works, what happens when that is clicked and where does it take the user. Once we have made sure the user experience is optimal on desktop we progress to discussing the mobile and tablet versions of the site. After the particulars are sorted out I review the list of required features and identify which plugins and add-ons I need to install. I then know how long it will take to develop.
I set the delivery date and scheduled all the work in our project management software which will automatically schedule time in each day to ensure deadlines my are met. From here, I can monitor my progress and so can the rest of the team, whether I’m in the office, on the train or back at home, via the app. Once I’m happy with the schedule, I start the development phase by creating a new WordPress site on a sub-domain on our internal servers to keep it from Google and the public’s view.
For lunch, I take a walk to Westfield and can’t go past Schnitz for my usual order of a simple chicken schnitzel and small chips.
Once I’m back in the office I spend the afternoon working on Enjoy Glenroy’s custom website and transforming their design (by Emily our lead designer) into a fully functioning unique WordPress website theme, as well as anything else that has popped up in the system to remind me to work on. At 4pm I make my way back to the train station to start the journey home again, but my work day often doesn’t finish then.
After business hours and usually after 7pm I begin checking on the website clients in our latest round of quarterly update packages. I perform any updates the site requires to its operating system, plug ins and functions then I double check to see that the site is still working as per normal and nothing has changed during the updates. Once completed, we send out a report to each client on the status of their site and results from the upgrade, highlighting any issues they need to be aware of.