Creative Lives — What doesn’t kill your website makes you stronger: Web developer and leather-maker, Alex Borton

Posted 12 October 2017 Interview by Marianne Hanoun

For web developer Alex Borton, the physical and digital have always gone hand in hand. Today, he finds that balancing his work at digital creative agency, Superrb with the physical pursuit of leather making, helps him to unwind and also inspires new ideas. With an interest in both technology and creativity, Alex grew up experimenting with everything from Lego to arifix models before eventually landing his first job as a developer working for his Dad (himself a programmer). From ingenuity, and perseverance, he tells us about the skills needed to tackle the role, and what makes for a web developer’s worst nightmare. 

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