Hi! I’m Andrea, a front-end developer here at Comprend. I started out as an intern in August 2017 but I’m now a full-time employee. Yay!
I have a sort of dual skill set; I’ve studied Swedish and English linguistics with a focus on corporate communications at Stockholm university. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English linguistics and started freelancing as a copy writer and translator.
In 2016, I started studying the Digital Data Strategist program at Hyper Island and realized that coding was so much fun and that I wanted to focus on development instead of writing.
I love working with development because I like to solve problems and create things. I’m most motivated when I am posed with a problem or task that is just beyond my current skill level because in those situations, I feel like I am learning the most. At Comprend I was challenged right away and I’ve learned more during my time here than I think I ever could have working on my own.
When I’m not working, I like to play all sorts of video, board and computer games (especially side scrollers). I absolutely love dogs and am hoping that I get the chance to have my own dog someday.
My favourite apps are Calm (meditation) and Storytel (audio books), since meditating helps me relax and clear my thoughts and I feel like everyday things like grocery shopping are more interesting if I have a story to listen to.