I was sorting out and backing up files to free some space in my hard drive and I happen upon this The Simpsons-style art drawn by Reynan Parico, or Kuya Rey or simply Kureiii to all of us. Each of us were turned into cartoons and what’s interesting about it, is that our cartoon versions looks exactly like us, IRL.
First row, from left to right: Kelvin Baluyot, Sherwin Malit, Pongstr Ordillo, Isook “Michelle” Noh, Jhon Bonifacio, Reynan Parico
Second row: Gerry Dizon, Benz Carreon, Me, Jay Limpin, Rixie Liwag, Edson Nuqui
Originally, I was a part of the Site Design team, of which Kuya Rey was the head, before I transferred to Product Development where I shifted from the usual web dev stuff with a little bit of UI and graphic designing to plainly PHP programming.
We were formerly known as Auction.ph’s UED Team, or to complete it’s name, the User Experience and Design Division. Our division’s name sounds cool, doesn’t it? It has to sound cool, since it’s been changed like, what? More than three times since the time I got hired. And I’ll have you know that all the name changing was done within a span of a few months. And by few months, I really mean 2-3 months. XD
Our division was a part of a huge department called the Research and Development Department in which was composed of everything related to the development of the site – from UI, graphic designs, programming, down to system administrations and quality assurance. It was a pretty huge department composed mostly of half the company population, I think. Within our division, there are two teams – the site design team, on which I’m a part of, is in charge of the site’s over all look and such, and the Promos and Events team. Sometimes, we help the other team out. Especially when they’re press on deadlines. The Promos and Events team are super busy and never runs out of work.
I’ve grown (not physically) a lot from working there, and it was a lot of fun. There are different types of LOL and WTF moments, every now and then, but I wouldn’t throw it all out the window.
PS: I kinda miss ‘em guys! =)