Meet Calum Clark, an avid reader, artist and our very own #TeamWP interaction designer. What started as a one month contract 3 years ago, turned into a two month contract, and eventually into a full-time career with Whitepages (we just couldn’t let him leave!). In the day-to-day life of Calum, most of his time is spent on our consumer Web team working on wireframes, sketching mockups, running user tests and to sum it all up in Calum’s own words, “making stuff look pretty.” Let’s meet Calum!
Which office are you in?
Why did you join Whitepages?
I first came to Whitepages as a temporary contractor. I really enjoyed the environment and the amount of influence I had on design compared to my previous experiences, so eventually a one-month gig became two months, then six months, then full-time. I think my 3-year anniversary as a FTE is in August.
What’s your hometown?
What’s your favorite snack in the kitchen?
Frozen fruit gummies.
How do you take your coffee?
Cream and sugar. At home I use a French press, cheap grounds. I don’t care so much about the quality of the beans, coffee is more about function+ritual to me.
What do you listen to at work? What’s on your playlist?
Mostly indie nonsense, but my tastes are broad. Punk, rap, classical, folk, blues, electronic, etc. As far as bands go, Mountain Goats, Thee Oh Sees, Postiljonen, Titus Andronicus, Pixies.
What was your very first job?
Janitor at a tractor repair shop, spent a lot of my time cleaning up oil spills and chopping up wood for the stove. I hope to never have a job again where one of my responsibilities is emptying a spittoon, but it was probably a healthy experience.
Describe your first computer.
Compaq Presario (~1997) laptop running Windows 95, didn’t have internet until a year or two after that. Played a lot of SimCity and Jane’s ATF.
Fill in the blank: If you really knew me, you’d know _______.
…that I don’t know myself well enough to answer questions like this?
What are you most proud of?
Human accomplishment in general. That, and my friends and family.
What do you do when you have 30 minutes of free time?
Draw or read. Scan Instagram.
What’s your go-to karaoke song?
Creep by Radiohead.
What’s your signature gelato flavor?
Two things you can’t live without?