A huge welcome to our newest Humaan and multi-talented front-end dev, Teegan Lincoln. We’re thrilled to have Teegan add her fresh perspective and developer muscle to the team. We asked her for her (abridged) life story — here’s what she said:
Tell us about yourself and how you got here.
My passion for building things for the web started at age 13, and when I realised I could make a career out of it, I never really looked back. I graduated with a Bachelor of Creative Industries with a major in Interactive Media Development (I challenge anyone to find a longer degree title) and was very fortunate to have received an Internship at a digital agency in the final year of my degree. After 9 months of making coffees, getting lunches, and maintaining websites, I was hired!
With my foot now firmly in the door, I worked my way from Technical Assistant Intern, to Production Assistant, to Frontend Developer. During this time, I worked with very talented people on a range of exciting projects, and community initiatives, including Localhost, a monthly meetup designed to connect web, creative and digital communities, unearthing local talent across Australia.
Having only ever worked for one agency, I knew it was time to spread my wings and discover how other experts in the industry did things. I’d heard of the amazing culture at Humaan and had seen the quality of work they produce, so I knew that it was the kind of place that I’d love to be a part of. When the Frontend Developer role was advertised, I jumped at the opportunity and let’s just say the rest is history.
What are you most looking forward to?
The future! I was afforded some amazing opportunities this year that allowed me to engage with the web community, learn from some of the best and meet some super talented people. As I kick off the new year as part of the Humaan team I plan to soak up their awesomeness like a sponge, build some kick-ass websites, and always keep learning.
What makes you Humaan?
An affinity for embracing the noob life, and doing things that make me feel good, regardless of whether I’m any good at them or not! By keeping myself open to experiences, I’ve discovered a love for things I never would have expected, like yoga, figure skating, and playing music.