14 Jun Employee Spotlight: Kevin Lustig
Name: Kevin Lustig
Title: Manager of Support & Technology
Years with Snap36: 4.5 years
If you could be one superhero, who would it be?
Batman, no doubt about it. Has always been my favorite super hero and just love that he actually does not have any real super powers.
How did you first learn about Snap36?
I had just finished Dev Bootcamp and realized that strictly being a web developer was not the route I wanted to go. I was trying to find a happy medium when my close friend Molly Pfister told me about this very interesting and fun company she was working for called Snap36. They needed someone to help clients choose which spin viewer to use on their website as well as help with supporting the software. It took me all of 5 minutes of seeing the company and the culture to know that this was the place for me. Two weeks later I was on a plane to Prague to see where the robots are made and then off to London to see where the software we use is created. It has been an amazing experience ever since!
What is your least favorite part about being an adult?
Laundry, I just really hate doing it. It honestly seems like it is just a never ending task and pops up at the worst times.
What has been your favorite project at Snap36?
My favorite project was moving to the new space. I spent a lot of days prepping all the computers, making sure we were good on the networking side and then actually moving everything over from our old studio to the new one. It was an amazing accomplishment without really having to shut the studio down while doing it. I could not believe my eyes at how great it looked once we got it all up and running. Still blows my mind seeing it every single day.
Where is your favorite travel spot?
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It is really hard to beat the weather, beach and food down there. My family has been going for the last several years and I look forward to it every time.
What is your favorite sport to watch? Who is your favorite team?
My favorite sport to watch is Basketball. I have been a huge basketball fan my entire life. Ever since watching Michael Jordan and then living in North Carolina where I was ingrained in the world of ACC college basketball.
My favorite team is the Chicago Bulls…although it has been tough to watch over the last couple of seasons. My favorite sporting event, as the office has come to know oh so well, is March Madness. I have been known to set up several different computers and devices in the office during the first Thursday and Friday of March Madness just so everyone can share in the enjoyment of the greatest sporting event in the world.
What has been your favorite memory at Snap36?
Going to the Cubs World Series Parade. It was such a monumental moment for the city and to work at a place that understood how important it was and allowed us to share in the celebration was truly such a fun experience. Even though most of the people here are not die-hard Cubs fans, it didn’t make it any less memorable and was an amazing experience to share it with coworkers.
What is the last TV show you watched?
Rick and Morty. So many people have told me how good it is and it did not disappoint!
What is an interesting fact that nobody knows about you?
I love quotes. Since I was about 13 years old, I have a running list of quotes that are meaningful for me. The list is in chronological order of when I found them and give me insight to how I have thought over the years. Every couple of months or so, I will pull the list up and read them all. I find that it grounds me and brings me back to what I believe is truly important in life.
What has been your favorite part about working at Snap36?
While I would generally say the people I work with because of how amazing they are, it is honestly the technology and our product. From the second I walked into Snap36, I was mesmerized and intrigued with spin photography, the robots and the software we use. I am reminded every day that what we are doing is revolutionary and every one of us working here is shaping how the world will experience online shopping and every other way our imagery is being used.