David Janelle from Grasshopper

It’s Meet the Employees Monday here at Grasshopper.  This week’s employee spotlight is on David Janelle.  David works on the user experience team as the Interaction Designer. David designs all of our websites, banner ads and print materials for Grasshopper. It’s his job to make sure everything fits with our brand while looking as appealing as possible. He’s working on some pretty awesome stuff right now, so keep an eye out for it!

Let’s get to know David…

What’s the one item you can’t live without?

My phone or some other device with music on it. My life has changed (for the better) since I discovered Spotify.

If you were an animal, which one would you be?

A river otter, without a doubt. They’re clever, playful and can swim super-fast (though that last part might be wishful thinking).

How old would you be if you could be any age?

Probably 9 or 10. You never appreciate recess and being able to play when you get home from school until you’ve grown up.

If you could be any key on the keyboard, what one would you be?

Caps Lock. I switch between being quiet and loud pretty fluidly.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A fighter pilot. My dad was a commercial airline pilot and we went up in small planes all the time, so I always wanted to fly really fast fighter jets. Apparently you need decent vision, though.

Fun facts - have anything interesting people should know about you?

I had a cheeseburger named after me when I was in high school. I was a dishwasher at a local restaurant and because I kept doing such an awesome job, they'd make me whatever I wanted. I always asked for cheeseburgers, and one day the cooks thought it would be funny to take a 16oz hamburger, a loaf of bread and a couple thick slices of cheese and make an absurd cheeseburger. They called it the Dave Janelle and put it on the menu. I don't think they had any takers.

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