My name is Andrew Fehrsen. I am passionate about all things web and technology related. I am focused and goal orientated. I like getting things done. Especially things that most people struggle to get done. I am a problem solver. I think outside the box. I wake up and go to bed catching up on the latest trends. I follow only the best web people and love learning from them. I hope to one day be one among them.
I made the move to eNCA when an aquiantance informed me of the position. At first I was hesitant as making a move is never easy especially once established in a position over a lengthy period, but once I saw the product and met with the head of development, Jason Adriaan. The project excited me and I was enticed to make the move. My resposnibilities include leading the front end team and tasks as well as reporting back to stakeholders. I have grown so much already in my short time here and see myself growing even more over the years to come.
Forgood ran into financial problems when a major funder pulled a lot of their funding. This is when I made the jump to the development partner on the forgood project, Applogix. I have been with the company for 2.5 years. My skills have grown immensely in my time here. I have pushed myself to the limits. I have focussed my efforts to front end development as have found this is where my passions lay. My specialisation has become responsive web development. From UX (User Experience), to design and build. I fully believe that mobile is the future of the web and hence my focus on mobile first development. If a user cannot use a site on mobile, then it's worthless.
I made the jump into digital when I started with Heartlines. I was brought on to asisst with the design and build of their social network - forgood. I learnt a lot at my time with Heartlines. For my first 6 months with them, I was based at the digital agency - You&Me, now Publica who won the tender to design and build the front end of forgood.
I freelanced when I returned from Australia. I mostly had print design design. My clients included Fifa Beach Soccer South Africa &s; Rage Clothing SA. I also did a lot of smaller print design jobs - logos, website and general marketing print material.
I studied a worship and creative arts diploma at Hillsong College. It involved a lot of leadership skills development. I was appointed a head student (one of 12 out of 400 students). My role was to oversee all production (sound engineering) over the campus. This included all classes requiring audio & visual set up as well as 6 chapel services, across 3 locations, every week. I was also highly involved in the main church, mostly in production.
I studied a BComm Marketing Management.
I attended Hyde park High school. I Matriculated with expemption. I was appointed as a prefect in Matric. I was also awarded full colours for swimming and half colours for athletics.