A Big Change

In 2010 I started working on two websites, one the Russian equivalent to Monster Jobs, and the other, a commodities trading website. One went live and one floundered, but they were my first agency projects, and I loved them.

Over the last five years, as my process and experience matured, I found myself learning more about the business side of UX design. So in November I handed in my notice at The Unit with the goal of setting up my own business in February. And In The End LTD is born.

Why?

I’d felt that I’d hit a plateau. My work wasn’t as rewarding as it had once been and I felt stale. For months I’d been writing posts wondering if I was experiencing burnout? One of these culminated in a list about why I wanted to work for myself; and it was exciting.

Last few months…

I officially finished at The Unit on January 31st after completing my final piece of client work for Endsleigh Insurance. In those early weeks I had three new business meetings, began some simple prototyping work for a marketing agency in Lewes, and unlocked this beauty in Battlefield 4:

Desert Eagle pistol from Battlefield 4
Unlocking the Desert Eagle was a bit of a chore but well worth it.

It’s been nearly two months since the dates I discussed above. I’m finishing this post on the morning commute to the Telegraph Media Group headquarters where I’m working with the Advertorial side of the business. I’ve not had an idea for a burnout post for a while.