Meet Timmy Smith, our Visual Designer here at Tapjoy. Timmy is part of our Marketing/Design department.
What have you gained from working at Tapjoy?
Tapjoy has seriously honed my skills as a designer. My how green I was when I first arrived and now I feel I can handle pretty much anything thrown my way. Haha. I’ve certainly also learned the importance of having the right team to accomplish your goals. It is so true that you are only as strong as your weakest link.
There are a lot of really good people that work and have worked at Tapjoy. I am fortunate for the memories I’ve gained while working with them. :)
What’s one thing you wish people knew about your job?
There is a direct correlation between time spent and quality of work and, unfortunately, there is no wiggle room around that fact.
How do you define success?
Is anyone yelling at me right now? Haha oh I kid, I kid… But seriously, I’d define success as “Am I a better person today to myself and to others than I was yesterday? Have I pushed myself to grow beyond my past selves?” This, of course, has many various connotations as to what “success” could be to me. Success is not a dollar sign, nor is it a title. It certainly isn’t the latest art I’ve produced. I believe it’s the respect I garner from those around me, the consistency to personal excellence that I strive towards and a continued reach for betterment for myself and the world. This world def needs more love, don’tcha think?
What’s your favorite line from a film and why?
“You met me at a very strange time in my life.” - Tyler Durden, Fight Club. After the sheer madness that is that movie, that line and Edward Norton’s nonchalant delivery of it never ceases to make me chuckle.
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
Wow, that’s a hard one. I don’t think I could just narrow it down to one specific meal. That said, I do remember a number of years ago during the holidays, while still living in Philly, an ex and I hosted a dinner party. We went to the Italian Market in South Philly and bought an Italian feast. We then cooked sausage & meatballs in a slow cooker all day long. It was so good that all of us at the party ate until we couldn’t move. I distinctly remember us all laying prostrate, turgid and completely immobilized yet supremely happy after the meal. Good times :)
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