AUGUST 5, 2019 10:00AM PDT — Andrew Wilson is a self-taught designer who has designed websites, apps, and other software applications since the early 2000s.
Today, he leads a team of more than a dozen web design engineers and maintains a portfolio of more 200+ apps.
I spoke with Wilson about his journey from being a novice programmer to becoming a web designer, his favorite projects, and his latest projects.
Andrew Wilson’s StoryI grew up in suburban Toronto.
I spent most of my childhood in and around the GTA.
I was a huge fan of movies, comics, and the music that came out in the 80s.
I had a love for Disney cartoons and my father, a huge Star Wars fan, was a big Star Wars nerd.
I also liked playing with toys, playing with games, and learning from others.
In high school, I joined a community of computer programmers in my community, and by the time I graduated, I was one of the youngest students in my class.
It was also the first year I went to an international program and, to my surprise, I won an award.
I majored in computer science in college and went on to become a programmer at Facebook, where I was responsible for their website, which I still use today.
I took an internship at Yahoo for about a year and a half and then moved to Google and became the lead web developer there.
I loved working in this very different environment and felt I was ready for the real world.
When I moved to the US, I quickly realized I was different.
I didn’t know any of the people I worked with, but I was able to quickly connect with other designers.
In retrospect, this experience made me realize that I was definitely a good programmer.
I always had the desire to learn, but it was hard to get started.
After I graduated from college, I went on an internship with an online retailer in the US and started my own business in New York City.
It took a while to really get going but eventually I was getting pretty good at it.
I spent a lot more time at my company working with other people and getting feedback from them, but by the end of my internship, I felt that I had mastered programming.
I felt I had learned a lot.
I had this idea that if I wanted to work in a company, I would need to be able to design something and then do it well.
My first experience with a team was with an engineering team, where we would design, prototype, and ship products and services.
I thought I was doing a good job but it quickly turned out to be just an excuse to work.
My dream is to build a company that makes great products.
I worked on the web for a while and got to know a lot about design.
I have a huge love for digital design and I was very into the idea of creating a website.
I saw this as an opportunity to learn about the software industry and the design process, which was something I had never really been exposed to.
I learned a ton about the world of web design and how it works.
In college, when I was finishing my undergrad degree, I wanted a job in design and programming, so I worked at a large tech company that was looking for a web developer to help out with its mobile product.
I ended up taking a job at a startup that was trying to build its own software stack.
I was really fortunate to have this experience because I got to work with the guys who were building it.
I got a lot out of it and really liked it.
They were very friendly and helped me with all the tasks that were needed.
I really enjoyed working with them and I thought that they really understood the process of what I was working on and I learned so much from them.
I loved the people who worked there.
They had a very high standard for themselves and they were really happy to help people get things done.
I liked being part of that culture.
I am very proud of what we did.
I can’t remember the last time I worked in an office that was more welcoming to someone working on a product than that of a tech company.
It really was a dream come true.