Richard Child. Designer, aspiring card magician & writer.

I actually studied 3D Design at University, but one day we were asked to build an online portfolio using tools such as Moonfruit and Wix. I remember being annoyed that I couldn’t customise the design, so I started learning web development on Treehouse.

After switching career paths, my first job was at Cabify, a Spanish startup based in Madrid. Cabify designs and develops apps for personal transportation, and I worked on redesigning their iPhone and Android apps for more than 100,000 customers in 4 countries. Cabify was recognised as one of Europe’s fastest growing startups by The Next Web.

One of my greatest achievements is cycling from Falmouth to Milan, raising money for charity. The route was over 1000 miles, taking our team 2 weeks to complete. I finished my first half marathon well under 2 hours, with a time of 1:59:59.