Every month, BFM recognizes an all-star team member as its “BFMer of the Month.” We’re excited to name our PHP Developer/ eCommerce Lead, Kimberly Sheamon, as our September recipient!
We sat down with Kimberly to discuss her journey in the Digital Marketing industry, as well as her role here at Blue Fountain Media. Check out of the full interview below!
What has been your proudest moment at Blue Fountain Media?
- Launching my first solo website. At the time we had a fairly small dev team, so often, we would work on a site alone. It’s very satisfying to see something you built come to life.
If you could switch jobs with another BFMer, what role would you choose?
- I’d try being a designer. I’ve always been drawn to things that allow me to be creative and I think it would be really cool to be on that side of the project.
What drew you to Blue Fountain Media originally? And how has Blue Fountain Media changed since?
- I applied at BFM a week before I graduated college. Coming from a small town, I wanted to do something big, so I was looking at opportunities in Manhattan and found the listing on LinkedIn. I was familiar with their work and knew I had to be a part of that team. In the past five years, I’ve seen BFM evolve so much more than I thought possible. Our dev team has expanded immensely, and we’ve seen a lot of growth and restructuring as a company that I feel has made us a stronger team and a major player in the industry.
What’s the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received?
- Don’t ever be content with the skills you have. Push yourself to constantly be better than who you were yesterday.
How do you describe what you do for a living to family and friends?
- I build websites.
What’s your favorite catch phrase or quote?
- “Our only limitations are those we set up in our own minds”
What’s your most interesting/embarrassing office story?
- When I was hired, my role was strictly to build Wordpress Theme sites, which was a main offering of ours at the time. A month into my time here, we received word from management that we would no longer be building theme sites. I thought for sure I would be out of a job. Fortunately, they took a chance on my ability to learn new things and here we are 5 years later!