Frida started as a Retoucher and worked with an assembly line workflow, later she switched to another retouch team that was more focused on developing our product. Within that team she got the opportunity to take on the role as Acting Retoucher Team Lead and Scrum Master where she led and participated in several cross-functional projects. Today Frida works as a Junior Front-End Developer in our Software Team.
How did you start working in the Software Team?
As all parts of our product depends on technology, no matter what team or department you're working in, eventually you'll collaborate with the Software Team. Whenever the retouch team had requests or experienced bugs, I was usually the one reporting and following up. I was also often peeking over the shoulder of the developer solving them and I learned a lot about our technology and systems from that.
I got even more into coding when I led a project for developing more advanced photoshop scripts, and eventually had to start working in code editors as I tested and looked for bugs to report in the scripts. I grew more interested in the workflow and I wanted to solve the bugs myself. Eventually I took a Front-End Bootcamp during six months while I was still working half time, so I got to practice what I learned immediately. From that point I sort of worked as a developer within the retouch team, focusing more on optimizing the workflows, and a couple of months after my bootcamp was over I transferred to the Software Team to start coding full time as a Junior Front-End Developer.
What are you currently working on as a Junior Front-End Developer?
Currently our Front-End team is doing the final touches of our brand new web application Item Reviewer before the first release. The last months have been a lot of implementing and iterating over features, anticipated user experience and testing. Most of our work is maintaining and developing existing applications, so I feel so lucky that I get to participate in the first release of a new application and learn from that! It's gonna be interesting to see what happens after we've released it, if the client uses it as we expected and to get feedback from actual users.
How do you imagine your future at Looklet?
The thing I've always loved about working at Looklet is to see how our product constantly grows and evolves. So I hope that in the future I'll be part of many interesting projects and solutions to make our imagery and applications even better, and as I've also worked with our product from a more user perspective as a Retoucher I hope to be able to apply that as well.