Fuzzy Math Spotlight: Kelly & Carl

Fuzzy Math is a unique team of individual talents that come together to do good work. We believe it’s the power of each of our diverse and exciting team members that sets us apart. This is the Fuzzy Math Spotlight, a series giving you an exclusive peek into the lives, pockets, and desks of Fuzzy Mathers.

Meet Kelly Cunningham

Role: UX Designer
Time at Fuzzy Math: ~2 years

Q: What’s the most recent app you’ve downloaded but have yet to use?

A: I love this question. It tells you so much about people! I’m going to look at my phone for this — I’m pretty sure it was some kind of photo editing app because I have such grand ambitions to post something cool on Instagram but I never end up doing anything. I just end up posting pictures of my rabbit.

Q: What was your first job ever?

A: I actually didn’t have a job until I was in college. I worked for the philosophy department on campus, writing and designing their newsletter and the marketing materials for their classes.

Q: What have you learned during your two years working at Fuzzy Math?

A: My (almost) 2 years here have really pushed my skills and experience in terms of user research. Prior to joining Fuzzy Math, I had dabbled in research, but my last company had a dedicated research team, so it wasn’t necessarily a strong skill for me. At Fuzzy Math though, we put a focus on designers doing their own research and synthesis, and I can see that that is where I’ve grown the most.

Q: If you could switch jobs with anyone, who would it be?

A: I really wanted to be an art conservator — not exactly sure what the job title is, but someone who restores old paintings and other art. But you need a lot of chemistry knowledge for that, which is not something I focused on in school. Sorry, Mom! (She’s a chemist.)

Q: How would you describe Fuzzy Math in three words?

A: Bright, Approachable, Kind

Read more about Kelly Cunningham

Meet Carl Duffield

Role: UX Designer
Time at Fuzzy Math: ~8 years

Q: What was your first job ever?

A: I was responsible for thinning and pollinating corn. I worked for Monsanto at the ripe age of thirteen.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about Fuzzy Math?

A: I like that I get to work on a lot of different projects. It’s a lot of fun.

Q: If you were to get rid of one state in the U.S., which would it be and why?

A: I would make each Dakota come up with a presentation on why they should stay. Then I would let the rest of the US vote on it (you can only vote for one), and the winner would absorb the other Dakota and we’d end up with just “Dakota.”

Q: How did you hear about Fuzzy Math?

A: One of my professors in my first year of grad school worked here, and mentioned that Fuzzy Math had internships. I applied, and have essentially been here ever since!

Q: How would you describe your design style?

A: Detail-oriented, clean, with a healthy dose of aesthetics.

Q: How many square feet of pizza is eaten in the U.S. each year?

A: Pizza is a circle, not a square. I’m gonna say there are at least 1000 pizzas a day? That seems like a wildly low estimate. I’m gonna pick a random number. I’m gonna say 1.9million square feet of pizza.

Read more about Carl Duffield

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