Hey, I'm Holly Pryce!
I've been building websites and working with WordPress for over a decade, so I know the platform like the back of my hand.
I'm passionate about creating websites that not only look amazing, that are also fast, optimised for search engines, and super easy to use for both visitors and the website owner.
When I was 14 years old, I became obsessed with a website called Piczo. Piczo was a platform aimed at teenagers that allowed you to build websites using drag and drop functionality. Think Squarespace, but at a time when nobody viewed websites on their phones and glitter graphics were commonplace.
I spent every free moment I had on Piczo, trying to create the best website I possibly could. But it quickly became apparent that their drag and drop functionality was limited and I wanted to learn how to make a “proper website”. This is when I discovered HTML and CSS.
I taught myself to code by tweaking other people’s code. It was very much trial and error. But I learned enough to be able to move away from Piczo to build my very own website.
Shortly after moving away from Piczo I discovered WordPress. At the time I enjoyed blogging and WordPress seemed like the tool all the “professional” bloggers were using. It was certainly a step up from Piczo but I loved building websites with it.
For many years, through school, college and university, blogging and building websites was just a hobby. I went to university to study Geography but a year into my degree I realised I’d made the wrong choice subject-wise. However, I decided to continue with my degree and just figure out what my next move would be after graduation.
I graduated with a 1st class degree in Geography and immediately started applying for jobs. I applied for a few web developer positions on a whim and to my complete shock I got an interview for one. And I was even more shocked to discover during the interview that I actually knew what I was talking about!
I was offered the position of junior web developer at a company specialising in directory website for tourism boards across the world, and after just 1 year in this position I was promoted, dropping the “junior” from my title.
About a year after my promotion I started to feel like I’d hit a glass ceiling in that company and my career wasn’t moving forward. I wanted more of a challenge and the self-employed life was calling me.
After a particularly terrible couple of months at that job, my mental health hit rock bottom and I handed my notice in without another job to go to. It was the most rebellious and risky decision I had ever made, but it also turned out to be the best.
Running my own business was something that really interested me, and so within a few months of me leaving my job, I got to work building my own web development business. 3 and a half years later, here I am! Still running my business and loving every minute of it.
A few fun(ish) facts about me...
I'm originally from Shropshire but now live just outside of Liverpool on the Wirral, which is why I sadly don't have a Scouse accent.
I'm a huge fan of classic British rock music. My favourite bands are The Police, The Who, The Rolling Stones and Genesis.
My partner (Tyrone) and I have been together since we were 15 years old. He's also a developer and we now work together!
My Myers Briggs personality type is INTJ, and I feel that explains a lot about the way I am.
I was born with a condition called hip dysplasia which means I'm missing my hip socket on my left side.
I've travelled to Asia, Africa and North America but I've never been to Scotland.