It’s with quite a bit of sadness I am closing the doors on Almost Exact Ltd.
Those of you that know me personally will be aware that the past couple of years have been challenging to say the least, and the past 12 months quite horrific! I undertook starting my little UX consulting venture in tricky times, both with my personal circumstances and the economic landscape. Over the past year I have had the opportunity to work on some really interesting projects, meet some lovely people and grow my experience in UX which has been great.
However, chasing invoices and juggling workflow has not been as fun, and combining that with the pressure of managing my personal life and unwell parents has been a bit too much and rather taken the shine off things. While my family circumstances remain uncertain I have decided to return to being an employee, and will be working for the rather awesome SiftGroups in Bristol, where I will be working for fantastic clients like the Samaritans. I am hoping that having a regular income, a great team to work with and time off (what is that again…?!) I will be better able to support my family through the stressful times ahead.
I am not closing Almost Exact completely; I will continue to use it as an outlet for my extra-curricular digital work – such as my on-going involvement with Hi Street and my personal work like Gratiffi (which has been terribly neglected over the past six months).
In the meantime, if you want to follow my inconsequential and non-work non-UX ramblings then you can follow my personal blog Over Stuffed. I’m still on Twitter too, @almostexact and @over_stuffed and of course I do the @hi_street Twitter too!