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As part of an ongoing series where we ask industry professionals what they use to get the job done, we speak to Lucy, Frontend Developer for Leeds based agency TK.
My name is Lucy and I’m a Web Developer based in Leeds. I’m originally from Yarm, North Yorkshire, but everyone here seems to think I’m a Geordie (howay like). I moved to Leeds two years ago and I love it here.
I enjoy reading, yoga, cooking and baking. Every week I bake muffins to be sold in the office to raise money for Leeds Community Foundation and other rotated charities.
At TK, I work on a 27" iMac with a 24" second monitor. It isn’t very portable but it means I can leave my work at work and concentrate on chilling out at home. We have a development MacBook Air floating about if we ever need to hop into a meeting or sit with a designer for the day.
At home, I use an old (and heavy) 15" MacBook Pro which has seen better days.
On a day to day basis, I’m using Sublime Text, iTerm, and Sequel Pro (all of which have received a few mentions from other devs on The Setup - so, they must be good!). I only started using iTerm a few months ago, but I absolutely love it and can’t believe I survived with plain old Terminal for so long, and it means I can play designer when creating different server profiles.
At TK, we’re also on Slack, which is so useful when speaking to designers and account handlers about projects, whether they’re in the LA office, London office, or just upstairs. We’ve integrated Slack with Jira and Pingdom so we’ve got immediate visibility on any server problems and bugs being raised. It’s great to have so much useful information in one place!
At the moment, the dream is to just have a nice workspace at home. I currently don’t have a desk, so once I have that sorted, a shiny new MacBook Air with a large display would be ace. Although I work on a computer all day, I love writing things down and have a bit of a notebook obsession. So lots of amazing notebooks are definitely part of the dream (I’m easily pleased).
Terrence my sloth tea infuser. I don’t think I could get through the day without a brew. And Terrence is just adorable and hangs inside my mug looking cosy.