Growth is an interesting concept. We are always busy as a team, with clients regular and new keeping our project list full, fun and varied. We’ve always been a self-sufficient team too, managing our own workloads, delivery and project management between the five of us. It works well, but there comes a point at which we need to think about pace and longevity.
Whilst we are the size we are, it feels natural and sensible to self-manage our projects. But long-term, do developers want more time to develop? Would designers like more time to design? They certainly do. In fact, I’d love to spend more time coding too, but to be able to grow AndAnotherDay and take it to the next level, I need to consider a pragmatic approach, and if the traditional agency model tells us anything, it’s that well-defined roles exist for a reason.
Agencies have changed in many ways over the years. Remote working being the obvious and most recent shift. But roles have evolved too. Design disciplines are now incredibly fragmented, for the better; product designers, ux experts, motion artists and so much more. The same can be said for development and engineering too, with the phrase ‘web designer’ sounding incredibly dated, and exciting technologies such as React making the impossible possible across almost any consumer device.
Expanding our delivery team will allow us to be more strategic in how we manage and deliver work. And growing our tech team means we can not only take on a greater capacity of work, but we can diversify the kinds of projects that we take on.
This is an exciting time for AndAnotherDay. We are doing exactly the kind of work that we’ve always wanted to do, we know the particular kinds of products that the world needs – now we are looking for more brilliant people to take us there.
New employees will also free up my time and give me more opportunities to focus on growing the business, making new client partnerships or meeting other agency owners. Community is a huge part of us and what we do, and having the time to meet and talk with other business owners is incredibly valuable and I would urge you to find time to do the same if you’re not already. Networking is no longer stuffy breakfast events with cold croissants. It can be a Zoom call with someone on the other side of the world, socially distanced walks with other agency owners, or voice-only chats with influencers from entirely different industries.
New roles at AndAnotherDay
We are at full project capacity for the foreseeable future, and we are quickly booking up projects for the end of the year and beyond. It’s a great time to be growing the team, and the roles we are looking for will help us upgrade AndAnotherDay to version 2.0.
Project Manager – for day-to-day running of projects, client relationship building and a friendly face to the agency. Apply now via LinkedIn.
UX/UI Designer (Kickstart) – an ideal role for a graduate looking to gain experience in a dynamic, forward-thinking agency.
Marketing Manager – a key new role at AndAnotherDay, and someone who can amplify our reach, help us spread our content further, and foster new partnerships
We are also looking for a number of tech roles, including:
- PHP Developer
- ReactJS/Native Developer
- Senior Full Stack Developer
- Front-end Developer
- QA Engineer
It goes without saying that our tech team are brilliant, warm and welcoming, and are the backbone to our business. If you’re looking for a new challenge, or would like to join a team where we put our purpose before profits, then I would love to chat to you.
- We work on projects that have a positive and direct impact on the planet.
- We work on community-focused initiatives that improve people’s lives.
- We give 1% of all sales back to environmental causes across the world.
- We are a skills developer, with building long-term career goals for our team.
Of course, we are open to remote working, but it would be a real benefit if you could get to our beautiful ballroom office in Bracknell at least once a week.
If you like the idea of changing the world one brilliant digital product at a time, let’s talk.
Perhaps you’d like to learn a little more about us:
Why we favour agile working and value-based pricing
Why careful project planning is so important to us
Why web development at AAD is more than just code
How we put our purpose before our profits