Meet A Kiiper: Brittany Forks, Product Designer

Once every blue moon, we profile a Kiip employee to try to find out a deep, dark secret about their personality. If you like what you’re seeing, follow our blog (here), like us on facebook or follow us on twitter.

User Stats
College: Mississippi State University
Started with Kiip: April 2013
Notable places worked: Wanelo, Everlane
Twitter: @brittanyforks

What is Kiip?
A way to delight users with rewards that are relevant to their interests.

How did you get here?
Courtney and Amadeus (Kiip Co-Founders). When I first moved to San Francisco from Mississippi, I went out for drinks with Courtney, Amadeus, Nolan (Sales) and Armon (Engineering) to a place called 25 Lusk. We had a great time and they eventually showed me the office. Courtney and Amadeus then introduced me to Adam (former Kiip Product Designer) and we became designer buddies. Adam would joke that if he ever left Kiip, I would take his place. That was in 2011. Now it’s 2013 and that’s pretty much what happened. (Adam is now working on independent projects)

Where are you going?
The club. It’s Friday after all. Career-wise I want to be able to be both developing products while designing on the frontend.

What do you do when you’re not ‘Kiiping’?
A lot of eating, some drinking. Typical SF stuff. Sometimes I lift weights at the gym. I draw a lot, too. I’m an amateur crafter, knitter, crocheter and sewer. I’m also quite partial to British television.

What’s something you can’t live without?
Tea. David’s Tea is my jam right now. I use a special electric kettle for achieving the perfect temperature for each type of tea.

What’s your power animal. Why?
Beyoncé. She’s fierce as hell.

What are you most proud of?
Moving from a tiny town where most of my family was not college-educated, putting myself through college and doing what I’m doing now. Also, fulfilling my three-year-old self’s dream of becoming an artist and now doing that very thing for my livelihood.

Favorite novel? Harry Potter. Specifically books four and six
Favorite song? Prom Night by Anamanaguchi
Favorite game? Yoshi’s Island (Super Nintendo)
Favorite food? Chicken nuggets
Favorite drink? Matcha shake

What’s a reward fit for Brittany?
Skills. Instant knowledge.

That’s Brittany, look for her sipping a perfect-temp tea or strutting like Beyoncé all over town. Feel free to ask her anything on twitter, @brittanyforks. Next time we ‘Meet a Kiiper’, we’ll be finding out somebody’s obsessive collecting habit. Until then.

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