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Quantcast Employee Spotlight — September 2016

One of the best parts about working at Quantcast is the incredibly intelligent, friendly and eclectic group of people we’re privileged to call colleagues. In the spirit of celebrating our unique culture and the individuals that contribute to it, each month we profile an outstanding Quantcast employee you should know. Who’s up this month? Alex Fox!


Name:  Alex Fox
Title: Senior Product Designer

Tell us about your career at Quantcast
I lead design on our Advertise product and internal design system, Callahan. I joined the Product Design team at Quantcast about a year and a half ago after meeting Erica, our team director at a local meet up. Quantcast promised complex design challenges both creative and technical while offering a sense of product ownership, so naturally I was in.

What’s unique about your position at Quantcast that you couldn’t get anywhere else?
I came to Quantcast from the design agency world, where a slightly different type of design happens. Agency design work is typically about more broad strokes and defining a vision for the product or company. While that’s still a big part of our focus, there is a whole world of design details that separates the good products from the great ones, and that’s exactly what I came to Quantcast for, the deep dive.

Share a quick story that exemplifies why you like working at Quantcast.
Each project comes with a different set of challenges to overcome. In Advertise, we’ve been tackling the challenges of designing a self-serve UI for customers to create and manage their own campaigns. Traditionally, setting up a new campaign is a convoluted process involving many parties. We’re working to streamline that process and provide an intuitive experience that eliminates the more common pain points both our clients and internal teams face on a day to day basis.

What are your hobbies and interests?
I enjoy going to live music shows, exploring creative side projects, visiting friends and family back home in Texas and traveling to new and interesting places. Pretty basic stuff keeps me happy, which is the key to staying inspired.

What is your ideal Saturday?
Cold brew, design exploration, coastal drive, live music, a night out with friends.

What’s your go-to karaoke song?
Clint Eastwood by The Gorillaz, no contest.

What’s your favorite Quantcast snack?
A while ago we had this coffee chocolate by a brand called Morso I believe. There were a few different flavors based on various espresso based drinks. It was incredible.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Rockstar, hands down. I’ve loved singing since I was little, whether others liked listening is debatable. ;)

Share a fun fact about yourself!
Born and raised in Texas! While I love California, a piece of me still lives back home with my friends and family.

Interested in working at Quantcast? Take a look at our open positions and check in next month for another Quantcast Employee Spotlight!