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A big hello to Brett

/ Posted By Dav McKenzie

It's been a really exciting time in the Everyone studio, due to some exciting new client wins (watch this space for some updates!) and a raft of ongoing work from our extensive portfolio of clients. With the old rules of supply and demand we've had to fill another seat in the studio and we're delighted to welcome developer and designer Brett Dorrans into the gang! I caught up with Brett earlier today to find out a bit more about him. 

Describe yourself in 3 words.
Expressive, neat, deadpan.

What made you want to come and work for Everyone?
I was impressed by the quality of Everyone’s work. Everything is carefully considered and there is an attention to detail and consistency I think is important for great digital experiences. I consider myself very fortunate, because my hobbies and interests are basically my day job, so finding the right culture and ‘fit’ is very important to me. I could tell from the interview onwards that Everyone has a healthy culture and fun atmosphere!

What 3 things could you not live without?
A fast internet connection, Google, coffee.

Do you have a coding hero?
This is extremely nerdy, but I do! My coding hero is Donald Knuth, an American computer scientist and professor at Stanford University. He wrote a book in the 60s called ‘The Art of Computer Programming’, and this has stuck with me through my career and life. I have a background in graphic design, and I feel development, especially in the architectural stage, is closer to art than science. When I was a teen, I wrote a chat robot named in his honour, ‘knuth’. This was one of my first forays into programming, and so I owe my current path to this man.

What has been your greatest achievement to date?
I once ate 14 packets of Monster Munch in a row without being sick.

What 3 people would you have round for a dinner party (dead or alive) and why?
This is a hard one! Bjork, Louis Theroux, David Bowie. I reckon this would be a great celebrity edition of Come Dine With Me, although I suspect Bjork would try to eat the cutlery while Louis observes.

What’s your favourite website website/app?
I’ve always been a fan of websites that push the boundaries of what is possible in the browser. Therefore my favourite websites (apart from those I tend to procrastinate on, e.g. YouTube) tend to be aggregators of inspiration like Behance, Dribbble or awwwards.com 

Do you have a party piece or any hidden talents?
My degree is in illustration and I have a few foreign language children’s books to my name.

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