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20 Questions With a Designer: Loren Harrison

1. Why did you choose to work in UI/UX?

I have always had a love for design and making websites. I love that our industry is always growing and there is always something new to learn.

2. Alma mater?

Bachelor’s in web design and interactive media from The Art Institute of Indianapolis.

3. Proudest work moment?

My proudest work moments are taking challenging processes or workflows and turning them into elegant and simple designs. I am always proud when a client is happy with the project or when I succeed at accomplishing a difficult task.

4. Most challenging work moment?

I always have an internal struggle when it comes to public speaking or presenting my work to large groups!

5. Favorite book?

That’s a tough one – I have many favorite books! The Harry Potter series, Black Beauty, The Hunger Games series, and The Cup of the World just to name a few.

6. Favorite technology?

SASS – a CSS compiler is one of my favorite coding technologies. Other than that I love my TV with built in WiFi to connect to Netflix! :p

7. Favorite podcast?

I don’t listen to any! I did have to make a podcast in school once and my group recorded our D&D games. So I’d have to say that one!

8. Apples or oranges?

Apples.

9. Would you rather fight 1 horse sized duck, or 100 duck sized horses?

I think a duck sized horse would be adorable so I’ll go with that! I’d probably take them all home as pets.

10. Favorite blog?

The Oatmeal.

11. Favorite movie?

A Knight’s Tale is one of my favorites. I also love almost any Disney movie, especially Pocahontas.

12. Favorite joke?

What is the difference between a thumbtack and an elephant? One is an elephant.

13. Celebrity crush?

Chris Hemsworth (Thor).

14. If you could have a talking animal companion, what would it be?

A Pug of course!

15. Favorite food?

Mac and Cheese.

16. Guilty pleasure?

Watching my favorite shows over and over again. Primarily The Office.

17. Favorite Hobby?

Horseback riding.

18. Pet peeve?

When people lick their fingers and make a suction sound.

19. What is your current favorite album?

By The Way by Red Hot Chili Peppers.

20. Ultimate travel destination?

I would love to go to Ireland!