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I develop websites for Bookmark’s travel and luxury clients as part of the digital team.

1. What does the Web Developer in Montreal do?
I develop websites for Bookmark’s travel and luxury clients as part of the digital team.

2. Have you learned something at your job that completely surprised you?
It was a big surprise for me when I learned that there were more mobile visitors to websites than desktop. It really changed the way I look at web development as well as my view on where and how people are consuming content.

3. What is the one thing your colleagues probably don’t know about you?
Sometimes, when no one is looking, I like to play some really loud K-Pop.

4. What’s your favorite project that you’ve worked on since you started here?
Mercedes Magazine website was a lot of fun to work on. It showcases amazing content with a sleek and refined design, and was an absolute pleasure to build.

5. In your opinion, what makes for good content?
Content that is relevant to the right audience. For me, that means creating sites that showcase quality content with the best user experience possible. But even more importantly, it means making sure content is delivered through user searches and social media to the people who are most interested in it.

6. What do you like to do in your spare time?
I read articles on my favorite website, Artsy. I also love playing piano and scouring the city for the best used jazz records.

7. What’s the last thing you read/saw that inspired you?
I sometimes mentor at Girls Learning Code events. I was completely inspired by one student’s excitement at seeing her very first website come to life. It reminded me of how excited I was the first time I made a website and also inspired me to keep learning more so as to keep that excitement alive.

8. What are your top 5 must-see destinations?

– The Italian Amalfi Coast: The views, restaurants and lifestyle here are some of the most amazing things I’ve experienced.
– Nara Japan: Often overshadowed by the nearby Kyoto, it has some of the most impressive temples, and the free-running dear are something to see!
– New York City: It has energy, history and my favourite museum; the MoMA.
– Prague and Iceland: I haven’t been yet, but these two are at the top of my list.

9. What’s the best-kept secret in the neighborhood?
DHC is one of the best museums in Montreal in my opinion and it’s right around the corner from our office!

10. What is the one piece of advice that has helped you the most since you started working in this industry?
Have fun with what you’re doing! It’s easy to fall into the routine of deadlines, remembering to enjoy our work is essential!