Holly Nwangwa

Front-End Developer

Holly Nwangwa

Holly tackles our client's front-end needs with sparkling intuition.

  • Strategy
  • Visual Dev
  • Tinkerer
  • Video Gamer
  • Traveler

Holly has a knack for languages both human and nonhuman - although if you ask her, tackling Japanese was a tad easier than wrestling Javascript. After spending 2 years in the land of the rising sun but not-so-windy cities, she diverted her energy back to Chicago where she decided to surprise herself by diving into Web Development. If she's not wedding planning she's most likely plotting buying intricate cat trees for her spoiled fur-child, Waffles.

What you bring to the table

I am a front-end developer from a very non-traditional background, so I bring many bizarre (but helpful!) development perspectives to the table.

Your favorite pastime

I play the Sims religiously; it was the very first computer game we got on the family Gateway back in the 90s and I've followed the franchise since. There's something immensely soothing about micromanaging the lives of virtual people. That, and deleting ladders out of pools.

What are your favorite and least-favorite words?

I love the word "gratuitous" and enjoy a dash of satisfaction whenever I can use it correctly. My least favorite word is tied between "infestation" and "teeming". 

If you could be a salad topping, what would you be and why?

Grated parmesan cheese makes most food better, but there's something about plopping it on a salad that really excites the dining experience. 

Ever have a personal experience with a celebrity?

On my birthday (Halloween), I went to Tao Chicago with 4 of my friends. NBA star Andre Drummond was seated at the table next to ours, and bought us a birthday dessert out of nowhere. The waiter came by shortly afterwards and let us know he also wanted to foot our entire bill, but this was after we had already paid. Feeling bad that he had just missed his opportunity, Andre opted to buy the table a bottle of Dom Perignon straight out of the goodness of his heart. I had no idea who he was until after I asked the waiter about my generous benefactor. I am now forever a Detroit Pistons fan!

Which fictional character would you want in your family?

Kevin McCallister from Home Alone. He's hilarious, crafty, and protective. Having him as a lil' bro would've been the best. Although I've watched that movie so many times, he already feels like a part of my family.