How did you first learn about GridCure?

In the fall of 2014, I was looking for a part-time gig, and to be honest at that time I was a bit tired of big corporations and I thought startup would be the perfect change in my career. I decided to check AngelList, and I discovered that GridCure was hiring a Data Visualization guru. I said to myself, this is a perfect company and position for someone with my skills, and I should give it a shot. Then a couple of days later, I had a Skype interview with Tagg (CEO) which went well, but I wasn’t 100% sure that I nailed my interview, so I decided to design a mock-up of an iPad app with a GridCure layout and dashboard. Just a few days later, Tagg called me, and he said that he and the rest of team was impressed with my design and asked if I wanted to come on board. I said “Yes, I am in!!”

What is your role at GridCure?

Officially, I am the UX/UI designer, and my main goal is to make whatever we design, code, or publish look nice and up to the latest design trends, in line with our branding, and  with a great emphasis on user interaction.

How has GridCure helped you in your career development?

It’s tough to say, I always saw myself as designer, and after that as front-end developer. GridCure (and I presume in every startup in the world) has an unwritten rule to push you in “jack-of-all-trades” mode with everyone working on many different tasks. This forces people to juggle, learn, and stretch themselves beyond what they thought they were capable of.

What do you like most about GridCure?

GridCure is a startup with an innovative vision, has a quick turnaround… and most importantly, has a great team!

Any favorite line from a movie?

“You had me at Hello.” Just kidding, it’s  “La Familia es Todo” from Breaking Bad.

After one brother breaks the other’s toy, the wronged kid tells Hector he wishes his brother were dead. Hector responds by attempting to drown the offending brother to prove a point: Don’t turn against family, no matter what. “La familia es todo.”

Do you recall any embarrassing moment at work?

Of course! Recently we (GridCure) were recording a video promo, and my part was simply to say “Hi, I am Zack, the UX/UI designer at GridCure” and with my Eastern-European accent and  pronunciation it sounded like “.. at Ge-eque” 🙂

What music is on your iPhone/Android phone?

I love house music. I don’t have any favourite artists, but my favourite record is British Defected Records (stream it on Soundcloud here)

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?

Bali, Mauritius

Where is your hometown?

Rijeka, Croatia

What tv show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love?

“Conan the Barbarian”, kidding it’s “The Notebook”

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?

Playing basketball with my buddies, coding trading algorithms and cooking for my teammates on companies retreat (and they are still alive) 🙂