Taeil's a Chicago native who's lived from coast to coast, from Boston to San Francisco. Prior to entering the tech world, he studied mechanical engineering at Tufts University and built submarines for the US government. He ultimately decided that submarines were lame and wanted to make websites instead (seriously), so Taeil studied at UC Berkeley to hone his craft in user experience design.
What you bring to the table
I am a front-end developer / user experience designer, so you can find me doing anything from wireframing to coding in HTML/CSS. I also help out where I can, whether it's graphic work or strategy.
Your favorite pastime
Basketball is probably my favorite pastime right now. I really enjoy getting better at things, and there is so much to learn in basketball. I also just love the feeling when the ball leaves my hands and I know that the shot's going in.
You just won the lottery - what's the first thing you do?
I'd tell my parents to retire and take them on a vacation somewhere.
What would the title of your autobiography be?
No idea. I'm only a 1/3 of the way through my life! *crosses fingers*
What are your favorite and least-favorite words?
Favorite word is "awesome," because it's awesome. Least favorite word would have to be "evil" because it freaks me out.
Time waits for no one. What do you want to do before the final curtain?
I want to glide in one of those flying squirrel suits.
Ever have a personal experience with a celebrity?
I was just sitting around with a few friends after a Zedd concert, and he walked right by us. I could've stuck my hand out and touched him.
Which fictional character would you want in your family?
Finn from "Adventure Time," because every day would be an adventure.