We recently sat down with Brian Wolowicz, Creative Director at RevUnit. In our conversation, we got a chance to ask Brian questions and learn more about his journey as a designer. Join us in getting to know one of our earliest employees – Brian Wolowicz.
HOW DID YOU BECOME A MEMBER OF THE REVUNIT FAMILY?
I met Joe and Michael through a mutual friend back when they were just getting the company off the ground. They needed someone to do some design work and I took them on as a client. Fast forward a few months and multiple projects later, and they extended me an offer to come on board full time. I was having so much fun that I couldn’t resist joining the team.
AFTER BEING WITH REVUNIT SINCE THE BEGINNING, WHAT HAS BEEN THE BEST ASPECT OF WORKING HERE?
Seeing how much we have grown in such a short time but with really, really good people. I have watched us go from four to over 25, land huge clients, and create apps and tools used by millions of people around the country. And even with our growth, our team has become a really close-knit family. I can honestly say I enjoy everyone I work with.
WHAT TOOLS DO YOU USE TO DESIGN AND BUILD PRODUCTS?
I like to mix it up with a bit of old school and new school. I still start almost all projects with pencil and paper, but once I move to the computer I use Adobe CC Suite, Sketch, Zeplin, Invision, Omnigraffle, and a host of other programs and plugins. I had to stop using finger paints when I couldn’t read the keys on my keyboard anymore.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE APPS AND WEBSITES THAT YOU LOVE?
Even though I am in the tech world, I try not to live on my phone. There is too much to do outside! But when I am on it, Instagram, Spotify, and Storm are probably the apps I use most often. Oh, and one for making grocery lists.
WHAT INDUSTRY WEBSITES DO YOU FOLLOW?
When I need a break, I’ll usually pull up Fast Co.Design, Codrops, MaterialUp, UI Movement, The Verge, and some rumor sites for Apple and Android. I often find inspiration for things in the real world – or print designs, surprisingly – more than other sites. When it’s all about fun, I follow multiple photography and travel sites for inspiration on my next big adventure.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DESIGN PET PEEVE?
You mean besides slow drivers in the fast lane? Definitely those horrible popups on websites asking you to like a Facebook page, subscribe to a newsletter, or an ad right when the page loads. It’s a terrible user experience when I am coming to see your content and you block me at the front door. It’s even more aggravating on a mobile device. Website owners, please, stop it.
WHAT IS THE KINDEST THING SOMEONE FROM REVUNIT HAS DONE FOR YOU?
It’s not just someone, but many. I ride in the MS150 every year to raise money for the National MS Society, and without fail, every year I have gotten a lot of support and donations from the team here at RevUnit. But I could always use more help! Cue the shameless plug for my personal donation page for the 2016 ride.
YOU’VE RECENTLY VISITED DUBAI, WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD?
I am not sure I have found just one favorite place, yet. I have so much of the world still left to explore. (My bucket list has gotten so big it’s now a vat!) Though, I am very partial to snow capped mountains and serene Caribbean beaches.