UI Design Finalist
What does your design process generally look like?
Read and review the challenge spec, read additional information in the forum, ask questions if needed, do research, and start designing.
What is your most memorable Topcoder design challenge during this TCO19 qualification and why?
Competing on 2 JUNO Challenges and 1 Price Elasticity Challenge for just one month at the end of stage 4, and qualifying. I had just come back from a long hiatus, this moment quite shocking for me.
Who do you think is the most fierce or talented designer at Topcoder and why?
The one and only, iamtong.
What design software and hardware do you use and why?
Sketch, XD, Illustrator. Why? Because I hate Photoshop.
What do you do when not working?
I spend my time in my tiny rooftop garden, cleaning my aquascape tank, watching movies, reading books, traveling, and sleeping!
Where do you work? Tell us about your space(s).
I work from my workspace in the corner of my room.
If you could give your past self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Ask more questions and stay true to yourself.
What kind of music do you listen to while working on your solutions?
Nowadays, J-Pop, eg. Kimi no Nawa (shout out to gh3ablo), Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, and random songs from my playlist.
What is the dream project you want to build, design, or solve for?
My personal dream project is to build a fully automatic gardening system on my rooftop.
What’s the best tip or piece of advice you can share with other members at Topcoder?
Keep your mind wandering and then focus.
What does Topcoder mean to you?
What are you most excited about for this year’s TCO Finals?
Houston, I’m coming!
Do you strive to be at TCO every year and if so, why does it matter to you?
No, I was just in the flow of competing without setting specific goals for TCO.
What was your secret to getting a ticket for the TCO finals more than once?