As WordPress expands and evolves as a technology, so does the size and skill set of the team at our WordPress agency. WebDevStudios (WDS) loves introducing the world to our newest additions, having just announced a new teammate last week. Frontend Engineer, Lindsey Bell, is no exception.
Take a moment to get to know Lindsey. She’s experienced, helpful, and already fitting right in with our crew of WordPress experts. She also has a super-cool hobby. Keep reading to learn more about her and how you can become a new addition to the WDS team.
Lindsey Bell, Frontend Engineer
Like other WordPress developers, Lindsey already knew about WDS because of our most popular plugin, Custom Post Type UI (CPTUI). She has been developing websites using WordPress for at least 10 years and has used CPTUI on every one of them.
Additionally, Lindsey has also followed WDS on Twitter and kept up with our activity there. “Every time a job for a Frontend Engineer came I up, I contemplated applying, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to work remotely,” Lindsey explains, adding, “After the pandemic and working remotely for a year, I realized that it actually worked really well for me. At the same time I realized that it was time for me to leave my comfort zone at my previous job.”
So far, her onboarding and experiences with acclimating have gone better than she expected. Lindsey says while she spends much of her time at the moment asking lots of questions, her WDS coworkers never hesitate to help by providing answers.
“I feel like I’ve learned so much in a month and I already see code from my first week that I’d do differently today,” she elaborates. “Everyone at WebDevStudios brings so much to the table and has so many different interests within web development as a whole and being around the super smart people here is really inspiring.”
One of the things that stands out in Lindsey’s career path is her commitment to building accessible websites. She strongly believes that the internet should be accessible to everyone and emphasizes that knowledge and information are powerful tools which should serve all folks, so no one is left behind.
However, for Lindsey, accessibility is also a personal mission. “My brother is dyslexic, and I have friends and family with various physical and mental impairments; so I want to make website that are easy for them to use,” Lindsey says.
Of course, one of the best ways to accomplish this is through WordPress. “I like that WordPress is so flexible and can be used for almost any web project you need,” says Lindsey, “There are so many resources out there in terms of documentation and code examples, that anyone can start from a new installation and build a website for their needs.”
For anyone interested in establishing a new career in WordPress, Lindsey has some sage advice. “Just start!,” she exclaims. “I got started in WordPress 10-12 years ago because someone I knew was using it for a blog. I started tinkering as a hobby, then realized I could make it my career. I wish that I had gotten more involved in the wider WordPress community. I think that would be a great way to not just learn the greater inner workings of WordPress, but also contribute to it.”
There’s more to Lindsey than WordPress, though. She’s into drones. Lindsey had watched, what she says is too many, travel videos and became captivated by the ability to see the world from a different perspective.
“I’ve droned locally throughout Philadelphia, and I take my drone with me whenever I travel (depending on drone regulations),” Lindsey reveals. “One of my favorite places I’ve droned is Las Vegas, specifically Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Unlike a lot of parks, you’re allowed to drone within the grounds; so I got some amazing photos along the scenic drive. The desert is one of my favorite landscapes, because it’s so different from what I’m surrounded by on the East Coast. Flying out there really gave me a great view of the vastness and beauty of the area.”
WDS Is Still Hiring
The WDS puzzle is not complete without you on our team. We’re still searching for a Frontend Engineer, like Lindsey, as well as a Backend Engineer, UX Designer, and a Business Development Associate. Please visit our Careers page and apply today. It’s a great time to get started on a career in WordPress.