Senior Visual Designer and Team Leader, Sponge
I have worked closely with Andrew (AJ) over the last 5 years and have found him to be a skilled and experienced Senior Developer and Team Leader who I hold in the highest regard.
He is a highly effective problem solver with an extraordinary ability to analyse problems and quickly grasp complex and technical concepts. He is a pragmatic and analytical thinker who can consistently develop solutions that are well thought out, clearly articulated, and show an excellent understanding of client and user requirements.
In his time at Sponge he was extremely proactive and sought opportunities to enhance the company's solutions and product offering, his greatest contribution has been developing an innovative HTML framework for bespoke learning products. As a UI designer, I worked closely with AJ on this project and can attest to the high levels of collaboration he brought to his work, and his willingness to go above and beyond to execute at the highest level. In 2019 AJ was awarded Developer of the Year (Silver) at the Learning Technology Awards. This prestigious award is a testament to AJ’s expertise and his drive to bring the latest technology and innovation to digital learning.
In his role as a Team Leader, I was able to see AJ flourish, developing essential people skills that he used to encourage his team, and keep them motivated and inspired. He cared deeply for everyone under his supervision and was committed to their personal growth and development, frequently looking for opportunities to train and upskill his team.
I find AJ to be extremely dependable and loyal, he acts with honesty and integrity and speaks his mind clearly and directly. I am confident that AJ will be a valuable asset to any organisation and would highly recommend him for any endeavour he chooses to pursue.