Meet our latest Hospitality team member - Q&A with Rohan Cadney-Moon.
I grew up in an area called Tunbridge Wells, in Kent, UK. When I was at school, my favorite subjects were a strange combination of Product Design, Geography and Maths. I decided to pursue BSc Geography with Quantitative Methods at the University of Bristol, which nicely tied in my enjoyment for learning about the world, as well as my skills in statistics. With the added bonus of a field trip to Barcelona.
After achieving a 1st at Bristol University in 2016, I spent the next 3 years as a corporate tax analyst at Deloitte. It was a great opportunity and I learnt so much about what it means to provide outstanding value to clients. However, realising that my design skills were underutilised in the field of tax, I put myself forward for a UX-101 Bootcamp with Deloitte Digital; an event that inspired my career move into UX design.
In 2019, I made the decision to undertake a three month immersive UX/UI Design course at General Assembly in London. This was one of the best decisions I have ever made – UX Design perfectly blends my skills in statistics (usability testing and analytics), critical thinking and my passion for creating beautiful designs.
The first thing I noticed was just how quickly they responded throughout the recruitment process and how friendly they were. You know it is a good business with people who care about their jobs when they are being super efficient. Everyone was so lovely when I spoke to them – even though it was in the middle of a pandemic! It was great to hear people with enthusiasm from the start, and this hasn’t changed in the six months I’ve been here.
When I was speaking to a Tax partner at Deloitte about wanting to pursue UX Design, he said “you’ll never reach your full potential if you’re not happy in what you are doing.” This is something that really struck a chord with me, and is what led me to seriously consider my career change into UX design.
The outdoors and good food. Most of my weekends are spent riding my horse, going for long walks and cooking something delicious.
So hard to choose. Between sailing on a catamaran off the coast of Thailand (the sunsets were incredible), waterskiing and safari in South Africa, and a 5 week trip to Colombia and Peru. The trek to Machu Picchu and the Rainbow mountains is something I will never forget.
Take your good camera. You won’t regret it when you look back at your great photos.