An interview with iamtong

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How has Topcoder changed your life?

Topcoder provides me the flexibility to work as I can literally work any time or any where. Plus the payments are good that I can invest in other businesses. Also, Topcoder has motivated me to become better in many aspects.

Do you have a favorite Topcoder customer or project? If so, which customer or project?

My favorite project would be Ferguson, this project was when I started and has taught me many things.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you within the Topcoder community?

I got 1st place on my very first submission for Topcoder, because of some misunderstanding, I was about to get banned from that.

Tell us about an achievement that you are most proud of.

Winning Studio Cup 6 times in a row.

Best music album to design to?

No favorites, just depends on the mood 🙂

What books do you recommend?

How about WEBTOON? I would recommend Tower of God.

Who is your favorite copilot and why (and you can't pick yourself!)?

I would say lunarkid, I think I win a lot on his projects 🙂

Do you have a favorite designer/artist or other inspiration?

Well yeah, Kaws – pop artist/ designer with X X trademark, Nigo – fashion designer 🐵

As a designer, what is your biggest pet peeve?

Laziness, Thick head.

What are the top 3 applications that you use when you design?

Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch

If you could design one world - renown item such as the Olympics logo, a new country flag, or redo a massive brand logo such as Coca Cola, what would you want to design and why?

I would pass, I'm bad at logos 😫

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How do you feel about the TCO17 Finals?


How do you feel when you win a Topcoder challenge?


What is your spirit animal?


What's the weather like at your house right now?


What are your hobbies?



Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC)
Booz | Allen | Hamilton
Meituan Dianping

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