Meet a Kiiper: Andrew Mac

Our team is comprised of the best and brightest from every field but their dazzling personalities are what really makes Kiip the amazing company that it is. That’s why every month we like to profile a Kiiper so the world can know just how awesome our team is.

In this edition of Meet a Kiiper we chatted with Andrew Mac. Andrew is one of our veteran Kiipers and go-to “E-mail Guy”.

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When did you start working at Kiip?

January of 2013.

What do you do at Kiip?

I was hired for customer support, something I still manage. Lately my focus has been more on projects to develop the Kiip website or building marketing products for various teams.

What do you love most about working at Kiip?

The best thing for me has been the opportunity to grow. Before I started at Kiip I hadn’t really developed anything for the web. I went to school for graphic design and marketing. Now I have more than a few web projects under my belt.

What is your favorite project that you’ve worked on?

One of the first projects I built (mostly) on my own was a campaign gallery for Kiip rewards. It was a great learning project that is now a part of our web page. The combo of working with design to develop their vision while gaining advice on implementation from my smarter-than-me coworkers is something I will continue to look for in future projects.

What everyday resources (apps, tools, websites) do you recommend for someone in your field?

I’ve been trying to write things down more in my Field Notes book, that’s been helping me stay focused. For the my marketing responsibilities it’s all about Feedly, Tweetdeck and Hemingway for writing. For development, GitHub and MacVim.

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When you’re not at Kiip what are you most likely doing?

Hanging out with my significant other, running, reading or playing games.

What is your favorite food?

Any well-prepared meat tartare. It’s like the finest chips and dip. But it comes at a price so can’t eat that all the time. A more realistic favorite would be the classic donut and coffee combo. The best after a good run.

What’s the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?

Hire a reputable financial planner.

What is your favorite Restaurant in SF?

The best meal I’ve had was from Stones Throw for a birthday. The place I like to return to most frequently is King of Noodles in the Sunset. They make their own noodles and have soup dumplings, sign me up.

What’s the best thing about riding a bike in San Francisco?

The best thing about riding a bike is the convenience. SF is so compact that even driving a mile in a car can take 10 minutes during heavily trafficked times. A bike fixes that. You just have to be extremely cautious.

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