It’s the summer of 2008 and I am bored, bored of working in non-skilled jobs, bored of wishing the days would end to start the weekend, bored of having no real professional direction, bored, bored, bored. The recession had hit hard, and even the lowest of the low-skilled jobs were drying up and the reality was if I didn’t do something about my situation now, I could easily have become another statistic in the welfare system, stuck on the dole, dying inside a little bit more every time signing on day came round.

Fast forward a couple of weeks and a chance bit of junk mail advertising clearing courses at Manchester Metropolitan University¬†popped through the letter box and I was intrigued. Could I do it? Could I go to university at 27 years of age? I’ve always had a keen interest in the creative technology world and this may well be the opportunity, whilst the timing is right to do something, so i thought sod it, lets give it a go! Sean Murphy, student of media technology at MMU.

Shortly after graduating with a BSc (honours) in Media Technology, I began working at Amaze, a leading digital marketing and design agency in the heart of Manchester as a content administrator using the content management system (CMS) SDL Tridion to maintain and add content to a multi-million pound account. 15 months experience working for a large company gave has given me the confidence and belief in my abilities that the next step I was about to take was going to be the start of something great.

Jamie, someone I have known as man and boy and the founder of Red Noise Media has plans, big plans, for his business and thought that with bringing me along with him that he can take Red Noise to the next level by combining our knowledge of the industry to make even better web experiences for clients than he has already.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step…

Best foot forward.