Karl levels up from web code to boss mode

26th Mar

Having recently moved into Maritime Business Park as a result of significant growth, Eyeweb is now celebrating Karl Robinson taking on his new role.
Working alongside managing director Paul Scott, Karl originally began his career at the company as a developer, helping to create exceptional web solutions for national brands across every sector. After six years of dedicated career progression and showing considerable initiative, his new managerial status coincided with the agency’s 17th anniversary.
Karl says: “I’m passionate about my job because there has been huge growth in the size and complexity of the websites, content management systems and API integrations that we produce, which each require the constant improvement of methodologies and techniques. Everyone in the team is a master of their trade, from web development and brand design, to delivering marketing campaigns for high-calibre organisations.”
Having a finger on the pulse of technological advancements is crucial to Eyeweb’s daily operations, with the development team diligently keeping track of changes in open-source web frameworks such as Laravel and VueJS. This attention to detail enables them to build bespoke websites and systems that perfectly suit each client’s individual requirements.
“We also attend a variety of international events such as Laracon, Europe’s leading Laravel conference,” adds Karl. “In 2018 it was held in Amsterdam and this year it will also take place in Madrid, which means that we can network with tech leaders from around the globe and gain valuable insight that enhances our service offering.”
Working from their 1,500sq ft offices, Karl and the Eyeweb team have created branding, campaigns and websites for practically every sector, with clients ranging from Scotts Property and Graham & Rosen Solicitors, to the VW Festival and professional boxer Luke Campbell. They also created this very website for BusinessWorks. This adaptability means that the agency can bring top results to any type of business, regardless of size or sector.
However, Karl’s dedication to Eyeweb is as much due to its company culture as it is to the specialisms it provides: “We’re a close-knit team, frequently organising charity events and having staff nights out. We work incredibly hard and apply expert analysis and innovation, then celebrate the launch of each site or system. There’s a genuine sense of pride in everything we do, which is what fuels the company’s ongoing success.”
Karl has taken on his new responsibilities with unrestrained passion and is working closely with Paul to plan the future of the business. With another full-stack developer due to start in April and a clear growth strategy in place, the agency actively encourages digital creatives to reach out and introduce themselves:
“Our team is expanding in response to the scale of projects that we’re taking on. If you believe that your skills would benefit Eyeweb and its clients, we invite you to get in touch.”

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