We wanted to welcome our newest team member to the Twenty Over Ten family! Our Meet the Team series showcases the awesome people that make doing our work so enjoyable. There are so many moving parts to the work that we do developing websites, and the reason that we are able to make it all work is thanks to our great team members!
Recently, we had the opportunity to catch up with Nick Gatti, our junior web designer. As part of the Twenty Over Ten design team, Nick is helping our designers to continue to create beautiful, tailored websites for our wonderful clients!
To start, how did you get your start in web design?
Web design was a required course in my my university’s design catalogue. Having never coded before it was pretty intimidating but once I actually started learning code and designing for web it became very satisfying and natural. I love digital media, and web design is a perfect medium to present digital media in an interactive way which has always been very exciting to me.
Where are you from originally, and where do you live now?
I was born in Tucson, Arizona but I moved to the Austin, Texas area when I was very young, so I don’t remember much from Arizona. All I remember is hot weather and red dirt.
When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I didn’t have any ambitions really until I was in my junior year of high school. At that point, I wanted to be a music a producer. I spent probably 3 or 4 years trying to make music on my laptop and I ended up going to Texas State in hopes of being accepted into their sound engineering program but went into their design program instead.
Do you have any pets? If yes, what kind and what are their names?
I have 2 dogs, a white lab named Diesel, and a Catahoula German Shepherd mix named Dallas. They’re both big goofy puppies.
What is your favorite type of project to work on?
Motion Graphics projects are always my favorite to work on. It’s usually the most time consuming and difficult, but the end result is always impressive and something that everyone can enjoy.
Where is your favorite place that you have ever traveled?
I’m not much of a traveler, but when I do travel it’s usually to see family. Albuquerque, New Mexico is probably my favorite place I’ve gone to only for the memories of going and visiting my cousins there.
What is the best Christmas gift that you have ever received?
When I was young my parents bought me a Gamecube with Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland. That was definitely the most excitement I’ve ever felt on Christmas. Tony Hawk games were my favorite and I had never had a console before.
What are your favorite things to do outside of work?
I’ve played video games since I was a kid and I still do. Pretty much every day after work I’m either playing online or at my friend’s house sitting on their couch playing Super Smash Brothers.
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would you choose?
This may seem weird but the one person I’d want to have dinner with (or really even just a conversation) would be a YouTube music critic named Anthony Fantano. I’m very passionate about music and honestly, my taste is a little abrasive to most people. Anthony Fantano is who introduced me into a lot of my music taste and I always love having insightful conversations about music. What better person to have a conversation with?
What keeps you motivated during the week? Or how do you de-stress during busy times?
Listening to music always keeps me pretty relaxed. Multitasking, while I’m working, is another way I keep stress away. Even if it’s just taking a ten-minute break to watch a youtube video helps me a lot.
Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
I’m not one to think that far into the future, but I suppose my goal is to be working on something big that a lot of people will see. Maybe to work on the user interface for a video game, or work on some sort of interactive media in the music industry. I’m pretty much open to whatever comes my way.
Take a look at the other members of the Twenty Over Ten team:
Ryan Russell (Co-Founder)
Nick DiMatteo (Co-Founder)
Ed Russell (Project Manager)
Samantha Russell (Marketing)
Makayla Pusey (Client Relations)
Kristin McLaughlin (Client Relations)
Chelsea Casareale (Design)
Maya Shaw-Faber (Design)
Michael Biggers (Design)
Heidi Pernett (Logo Design)
Amanda Larson (Marketing)
Blair Kelly (Marketing)
Paige Jones (Marketing)
Nate Sobiech (Sales)