We think it’s important to really get to know our Xinja work comrades; unpack what they’re really into – as you never know where that hobby might come in handy when you’re designing and building a bank.
In this series, we bring you the secret lives of Xinjas; an exploration of what rocks their world. We introduce the creative and wonderful #pixelxinja
“I found out that kangaroos can’t fart – and that kinda blew my mind” – #Pixelxinja
What is your Xinja name and what do you do at Xinja?
My name is #pixelxinja, I am a senior UI designer. I move pixels around all day; everything visual in the mobile app – I touch.
What are you most proud of working at Xinja?
Watching the company grow. Seeing the passion from a smaller group at the beginning grow into this huge thing, with that same passion still there. Also how far I have come as a designer. It makes me excited to see what the future holds.
We hire Xinjas with a voracious learning mindset. What is the latest thing you’ve read, heard or seen that blew your mind?
I’m really into nature shows and I feel that the people from Australia already know this, but I just found out that kangaroos can’t fart – and that kinda blew my mind (this has since been debunked).
What future technology or trend excites you the most?
Space travel. Anything to do with exploring the other galaxies out there and the development of Mars… I just find that extremely fascinating.
How would you describe your relationship with money?
It ebbs and flows. Some weeks I would consider myself pretty responsible, saving a lot more, adding a lot to my saving account… Other weeks I go nuts with the coffees, with the beauty products etc. It’s up and down, a love-hate relationship.
Confession time – what do you waste money on?
I waste the most money on useless household items and beauty products. I’m basically Instagram’s and TikTok’s ideal consumer. I just fall for all of it.
Halo time – what’s the best thing you’ve spent money on?
My oneway ticket to Sydney. Definitely.
If you weren’t at Xinja, what would you be doing?
I would probably be at a yoga retreat, somewhere exotic like Thailand or South America – current health climate not included!
What is your weekend hobby
I do a lot of yoga, volleyball and I love travelling. Exploring new cultures and meeting new people and I also love to nap.
If you were to get a tattoo, what would it say or what would the image be?
I already have 2 tattoos. But if I were to get another one, it would probably be my children’s star sign.
Check out other members of the Xinja team here.