Meet Front-End Engineer, Brian Fischer

Brian Fischer

Brian Fischer spends his workday developing websites, while trying not to break them.

Q: Where did you work before this, what experience did you gain from your previous position?
A: An insurance marketing company. I learned all the basics of WordPress and Sass.

Q: What is your career focus? (What do you do at Linchpin)
A: Developing websites, while trying not to break them…

Q: What do you like about the work you do here?
A: With the designers we have, our sites really stand out from the rest without being overly complex (from a development side, thanks for that last part).

Q: What do you believe your best strength is within the company?
A: Being able to learn quickly and conform to development standards, while still implementing new ideas that work cohesively with what we already do.

Q: How would describe yourself with three words?
A: Detail-oriented, inquisitive, and friendly.

Q: How would your friends describe you?
A: Witty, humorous, and energetic.

Q: What is currently showing as your computer’s desktop?
A: Left Screen: Illustrated Cheeseburger with a Face (Dribbble – DotHaus), Right: Illustrated Bugatti Chiron (Dribbble – Scott Tusk)

Q: If money didn’t matter, what would you do all day?
A: I’d split the time between creating my own watch company, developing some personal websites or WordPress themes and plugins, and relaxing with Rocket League.

Q: What have you gained from working at Linchpin?
A: A better understanding of the WordPress backend, an appreciation of clients that know what they’re talking about, and a few awesome friends.

Q: What is your biggest pet peeve?
A: When people type the letter K. Just the K. Like really? You’re too busy for one more letter?!

Q: What makes you bored?
A: Artsy movies.

Q: Tell me about something you would happily do again
A: Come up to Rhode Island for college. (Well, either that or go to a White Castle again.)

Q: What are your three most overused words or phrases?
A: Alright, cool, and “I’m hungry”.

Q: What are two things you have with you at all times?
A: My phone and my wallet.

Q: How would you define success?
A: Being able to live happily and comfortably with what you’ve created, with or without the recognition.

Q: What advice would you give to your 18 year old self?
A: Buy Tesla stock, or General Growth Properties (it was only $0.33 a share at that time).

Q: What is the first thing on your bucket list?
A: Drive 200 mph.

Q: Favorite activities on your day off?
A: Cooking something new, or boosting my Xbox Gamerscore.

Q: What is one thing you can’t live without?
A: The internet. Besides easy communication, watching Netflix, and ogling food pics on Instagram, my job would not exist.

Q: What does true leadership mean to you?
A: Being someone that works well alongside others doing the heavy work, not just someone sitting on their throne giving orders.

Kaitlyn Pescatello

With several years of customer service under her belt, Kaitlyn Pescatello is our client coordinator, handling all our clients’ day to day needs. Kaitlyn graduated from Rhode Island College in 2009 with a degree in Public Relations. Always willing to assist where needed, she has a passion for finding solutions and helping resolve daily support requests.