An interview with yiming

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How has Topcoder changed your life?

I used to be a coder, and now a designer.

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

I am a big fans of NASA, and very proud to design something for them.

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

I was very happy about the unforgettable trip of TCO 16 to Washington, DC.

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

Ten years ago, I won the first ever TCO Studio Champion.

Best music album to design to?

Actually I am used to listening to some history lectures at design time.

What books do you recommend?

β€œOn Top of Tides”, a book about the rise and fall of some famous technology companies.

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

They are all good. One of my favorite is Luis (mahestro). He is always very kind and will do his best to help you solve any problems.

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

Lee Lawrie.

As a designer, what is your biggest pet peeve?

– What do you need?
– I don't know!
– When do you need?
– Now!

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

Sketch, Photoshop, 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?


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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