60 seconds with...Samantha Thompson, UX Analyst / Architect

by Adrenalin
02 Mar 2016
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60 seconds with...Samantha Thompson, UX Analyst / Architect

What was your first job?
My first ever job was as a waitress in a local gourmet pizza shop. My sister had worked there before me and had done such a good job that I was something of a let-down.

Who is your professional hero?
Betty White.

What is your proudest moment?
Presenting solo in my first-ever large pitch presentation early on in my career and nailing it.

What advice would you give your 18-year-old self?
To be fair, 18-year-old me managed to figure it out eventually.

What is your favourite account to follow on social media?
"I f---ing love science" Peacock Spiders are too cute!

If you took a sabbatical what would you do?
I’ve got a few hobbies that I’d like to more actively pursue. Namely horse-training and painting.

What’s your favourite app?
Blue. It's the simplest weather app you'll ever see. I use it to see how hot (or not) the day is going to be so I can dress for work accordingly.

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever said in a meeting?
I'm sure there's been more than a few foot-in-mouth situations I've handily erased from my memory.

What’s your favourite game?
Dragon Age – I grew up playing Baulder’s Gate with my brother, so this was right up my ally.

What do you love most about your job?
I love that it’s challenging. As an agency we get a lot of varied clients come through and in order to deliver a great user experience I need to get up to speed quickly on the business, the industry and the users. Sometimes the business requirements don’t play nicely with the user requirements so I need to find a way to align them – in short, there’s never a dull moment and always opportunity to learn and grow.

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