Meet the Team: Five Ws with Justin Tsang

April 28
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1) Who are you?

My name is Justin Tsang some people in the office call me JT, never really had a nickname that stuck.

Outside of work I enjoy snowboarding and video games. When I am not involved in any of these activities, I am spend my time with my family which includes my one year old daughter and my fat french bulldog, Shelby. You won't find me taking long walks on the beach and eating a lot of vegetables. 

 

2) What is your role at Appnovation and what does it entail? What does a typical day in the office look like for you?

I'm a Creative Lead at Appnovation. I do a lot of front end programming and wireframe work for Appnovation.

A typical day looks like coming into the office.  Checking my email, attending scrums, reviewing PSDs, cutting out images, and writing javascript and php code.  Sometimes I get to work on design and wireframing.  Sometimes I get to work on front end code for mobile and tablet applications.  Other days I get to work on innovative and high profile websites, it's a great mix of work.

 

3) Where are you located? Where do you hail from originally?

I'm located in walking distance to the Vancouver office.  I was born in Norway and lived in Beijing for my middle school and high school years.

 

4) When did you join Appnovation?

I was one of the first to join Appnovation in 2007.

 

5) Why do you do what you do? Why did you decide to join Appnovation?

I majored in Computer Science in university and I always enjoyed working with computers and had a passion for graphic design work.  I enjoy working on various of projects and getting to use new techologies, it is a great balance.  I decided to join the company cause I was just looking for a web design/developer job after I graduated university.  I was in a Co-op program and had experienced working for a large corporation (Microsoft) to a small art gallery as a web developer.  I was trying to find the medium and work in the web industry.