John is a front-end developer who joined the Zivtech team in May 2014. He received his bachelor’s degree in Media Studies & Production from Temple University in 2015.
What’s your favorite thing about working at Zivtech?
We place a great deal of emphasis on knowledge sharing at Zivtech. I’m always picking up tips and tricks from my coworkers, and it’s a great way to passively broaden your knowledge and perspective of the various disciplines in web development.
What’s the best part about working on a small team?
The sense of community and cohesion amongst us. You build up trust with your teammates. Everyone knows each other’s capabilities and strengths, and that makes it much easier to delegate which people should work on which parts of a site to ensure the best possible outcome.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I went through phases. At one point I was obsessed with animals and wanted to be a veterinarian. Then I started really getting into the relationship between people and the spaces they spend their time in and wanted to be an architect.
What are you happiest doing outside of work?
I have something of a problem picking up too many hobbies outside of work, but I’d have to say playing music in a local band with three of my best friends is what makes me the happiest. Other than that, some stable hobbies are playing games of all types and working through my backlog of books.
What are two things you can't live without?
Cold weather and a way to listen to music.