Brian Fischer spends his workday developing websites, while trying not to break them.
Q: Where did you work before this, what experience did you gain from your previous position?
A: An insurance marketing company. I learned all the basics of WordPress and Sass.
Q: What is your career focus? (What do you do at Linchpin)
A: Developing websites, while trying not to break them…
Q: What do you like about the work you do here?
A: With the designers we have, our sites really stand out from the rest without being overly complex (from a development side, thanks for that last part).
Q: What do you believe your best strength is within the company?
A: Being able to learn quickly and conform to development standards, while still implementing new ideas that work cohesively with what we already do.
Q: How would describe yourself with three words?
A: Detail-oriented, inquisitive, and friendly.
Q: How would your friends describe you?
A: Witty, humorous, and energetic.
Q: What is currently showing as your computer’s desktop?
A: Left Screen: Illustrated Cheeseburger with a Face (Dribbble – DotHaus), Right: Illustrated Bugatti Chiron (Dribbble – Scott Tusk)
Q: If money didn’t matter, what would you do all day?
A: I’d split the time between creating my own watch company, developing some personal websites or WordPress themes and plugins, and relaxing with Rocket League.
Q: What have you gained from working at Linchpin?
A: A better understanding of the WordPress backend, an appreciation of clients that know what they’re talking about, and a few awesome friends.
Q: What is your biggest pet peeve?
A: When people type the letter K. Just the K. Like really? You’re too busy for one more letter?!
Q: What makes you bored?
A: Artsy movies.
Q: Tell me about something you would happily do again
A: Come up to Rhode Island for college. (Well, either that or go to a White Castle again.)
Q: What are your three most overused words or phrases?
A: Alright, cool, and “I’m hungry”.
Q: What are two things you have with you at all times?
A: My phone and my wallet.
Q: How would you define success?
A: Being able to live happily and comfortably with what you’ve created, with or without the recognition.
Q: What advice would you give to your 18 year old self?
A: Buy Tesla stock, or General Growth Properties (it was only $0.33 a share at that time).
Q: What is the first thing on your bucket list?
A: Drive 200 mph.
Q: Favorite activities on your day off?
A: Cooking something new, or boosting my Xbox Gamerscore.
Q: What is one thing you can’t live without?
A: The internet. Besides easy communication, watching Netflix, and ogling food pics on Instagram, my job would not exist.
Q: What does true leadership mean to you?
A: Being someone that works well alongside others doing the heavy work, not just someone sitting on their throne giving orders.