An interview with kharm

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UI Design

How has Topcoder changed your life?

Topcoder humbled me, as I find fine members who genuinely aren't full of themselves but respect each other.

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

I like project that pushes the boundaries with the latest technologies.

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

Last year trip to TCO Final was a very fun one 🙂

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

Right now, it's about helping some close people that are really in need. Somehow it feels great to see that you can be used to change someone else's life.

Best music album to design to?

Usually a compilation one, but most from Hillsong.

What books do you recommend?

Personally, the Bible changed me. 'Tipping Point' – Malcolm Gladwell is a memorable one, 'Don't make me think' – Steve Krug is also good for UI/UX Designer, 'Deep Work' – Cal Newport is a good one also.

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

I like maroosh, somehow she is very precise & professional.

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

I'm not very attached to any designers. However I like Don Norman, he looks fun.

As a designer, what is your biggest pet peeve?

I want to change, I don't wanna be reminded of my pet peeve.. 🙂

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

Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator.

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?

My own company, it's cost effective to start 🙂

We asked the Finalists to use emojis in response to the following questions.

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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