FOR OVER two years, I’ve hosted Creative Bits with my business partner, Marcus Peterson.
From humble beginnings, we grew to provide web and online solutions across a diverse range of industries. We began as a group of three (then subsequently two) university friends with a passion for development, as well as bringing solutions to people using our skill set.
Over the business’s lifetime, we developed over twenty client projects, large and small, each unique. We started off on brochureware sites, then around mid-2011 we experimented with WordPress as a platform. We had a taste of e-commerce around late-2011, and we continued that trend, building four solutions that had e-commerce flavours.
The complex projects were always the most exciting, with our ta-da moments at 2am whilst co-programming over Skype, and the satisfaction that came with executing a piece of functionality flawlessly. Not only did we create, we learned, starting from our first MVC web project, to the unparalleled advantages of implementing Git, to starting up our own internal dev project (trying to create a marketable product – but we were both, and still are, terrible at marketing strategy).
Marcus and I would likely rate our mobile app project with Synapse Medical as the pinnacle of our development success. The project was against us – bound by time, and bound by lack of practical knowledge. However, that application was released shortly before the new year and the end of 2012, and is enjoying success.
It is the right time for us to close this chapter. We are concluding our university course – the course that led the two of us to meet in the first place. Marcus has recently had an exciting life event (Something old, something new…) and we both look forward to work as university graduates. Creative Bits wouldn’t be the business it is, without the two of us working consistently at the helm, and that’s not going to be possible past this year.
On behalf of Creative Bits, I want to deeply thank everyone – clients, friends, family, and our occasional contractors – in assisting Marcus and I to make this happen. We are absolutely proud of the work that Creative Bits has produced. One day, I hope to start up a business again when the circumstances are favourable.