An interview with yoki

Read about our TCO17 Finalists.
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How has Topcoder changed your life?

For me Topcoder is life changer for sure. My life has gotten better in many aspects, financial, creativity, friends, and more. Topcoder provides challenges and education to tackle world problems. I have learned so much and been involved in projects for Big Companies that make me feel the atmosphere of Topcoder challenges.

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

Every customer & projects related with games, new concept, creativity are my favorites 😀

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

Funniest, happiest, and warmest, we can get all of them in the Topcoder Community.

Traveling in NYC with my TC family, every moment were the funniest moment 😀

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

2nd place at TCO12. It was my first time TCO and first time going to the US. I started at the bottom and then crawled to the 2nd place.

Best music album to design to?

Red Hot Chili Peppers

What books do you recommend?

Smurfs Comics 🙂

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

Systic (Shyam)
He has all the goodness from all copilots combined 🙂

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


As a designer, what is your biggest pet peeve?

Unschedule task pop out: "can you have it done ASAP, client is waiting"
Yeah that's for sure, my schedule is ruined

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

Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, 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?

Definitely London Olympics 2012!!
Why? It's melting my eyes :))

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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