Hi! I'm a lead front-end developer and user-centric lover. I'm currently at Blank, a digital agency based in Paris.
Even if I type a lot of code, I still keep a taste for nice and original things. I love being close to the artistic direction to really work as a team. Ideas are much better when they're shared between everybody. Besides, I'm passionate about new technologies, real or virtual.
10 questions for Sarri Maxime:
What did you do before becoming a designer/developer?
When I was a kid, I wanted to be a vet. I loved, and still love, animals. So I tried, unsuccessfully. Then, I made 3 years in a Biology faculty, learning ecology, still to be closed to the animals. And one day, I tried to enter in a french school, HETIC. I was accepted. Two years later, I knew I wanted to be an interactive developer.
After two internships at Uzik and ultranoir, I entered in the anonymous team. I'm there for one year now.
Where do you turn for inspiration?
In everything I live, really. I can cook, learn, walk and even sleep, and ideas could pop in my head. The ideas come often when we need something, but we can't do it at the moment. I'm also travel around the internet to find a lot of references.
Which are your favorite studios, designers or agencies?
Each agencies in the north are models to me. They have a design culture we don't really have enough in France, even if we can work on it. My favorite are Hello Monday and Dinahmoe.
Who do you side with: Team Mac or Team PC?
Mac. It's hard to be a developer and use all the tools we have with a PC..
Is your city a good place for designers?
Paris is known for that. We have a lot of museum, expositions, different cultures or festivals.
Which technologies are you excited about?
I'm still waiting to see where web technologies would be. It's is initially in the browser. But we see them now on mobile, on desktop with initiatives like node-webkit. With the implementation of Android and iOS in cars, may be we'll be able to build interfaces in web technologies for cars! From this, we could do anything :)
How many hours do you work each week?
Between 40 and 90. It depends on the work I had and the energy I can generate to not sleep a lot.
Do you listen to music while you work? Describe your playlist.
Everytime, with some pause to release my ears. I listen to a lot of bass music (drum'n bass, hardcore, hardstyle...). And when I need to be more relax, I can put this playlist on 22tracks. I discover a lot of things on it :)
What is your favorite book?
It is The New Digital Age by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen.
What is your favorite sport?
I practice French boxing, but I'd rather watch UFC or football (US).