Business Developer and Project Manager at Merixstudio.com. Founder at GoDealla.pl, leading digital coupon marketplace in Poland.
Born in windy Koszalin, Poland. At the age of 20 moved to Poznan where graduated from University of Economics. Since the early years connected with internet marketing, brand development and start-up scene. As a student worked abroad (seasonal, part-time job) in Blackpool, UK, discovering English cuisine, culture & habits. Love creating new brands. Head full of fresh start-up ideas. Love exploring innovative User Interfaces and creative uses of JS/CSS3. Happily married, expecting second child. Amateur kids football coach. Vinyl digger. Huge early 80s synth/electro/hip-hop/italo and electronic music freak.
10 questions for Kamil Kaniuk:
What did you do before becoming a designer/developer?
As a youngster I was involved in gaming industry being the man in charge of the first, and official, Grand Theft Auto news portal in Poland. Later on, my interests moved to marketing, business development and project/brand management related topics.Right now hired at Merixstudio, Polish web design & development agency (also software-house supporting other agencies and design firms)
Where do you turn for inspiration?
Music (always was and always be!), Reading (cliché, I know), Human-human Interaction, Art and Traveling.
Which are your favorite studios, designers or agencies?
Just to name a few F-I, 37 Signals, Viget, R/GA, MetaLab, Huge, Red Interactive, Blitz, etc.
Who do you side with: Team Mac or Team PC?
Is your city a good place for designers?
Poznań (Poland) – best city to live & work ever. If you have any doubts, come by to our office, we’ll take you on a nice city tour.
Which technologies are you excited about?
Django/Python, WebGL and probably loads of other modern front-end related ones. Recently, here at Merixstudio, we've been mostly experimenting with HTML5 Canvas capabilities. Results are pretty awesome, see Skytte (classic, fast-paced horizontal scrolling shoot 'em up) (http://www.merixstudio.com/skytte)
How many hours do you work each week?
Full time employed, so 40h per week.
Do you listen to music while you work? Describe your playlist.
Of course! Addicted to Intergalactic FM (https://intergalacticfm.com) internet radio station, formerly known as Cybernetic Broadcasting System (CBS). My fav genres are anything related to synth-80s, minimal wave, funk, italo, electro, hip-hop, freestyle, disco, glitch, electronica and probably other difficult to classify stuff.
What is your favorite book?
Right now sticking with business books, but quite often they're rather disappointing. Being at the high school I was truly impressed by the classic novel "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. This would be high on my list I guess.
What is your favorite sport?
Football... no surprise, huh? Practicing it twice a week, so not just a TV and a remote control in a hand :)