One Hundred Days/Day 62

Posted by | 28 February, 2012 | Key lessons, Startup, Startup reading lists, Startup stories, Startups

Original post by KERN AND BURN

I was attracted to the opportunity to work in an environment where people take risks by following their passions.

— CHRIS MUCCIOLI

Like so many designers Chris Muccioli came to design through a passion for music. He said, “I came to design by way of a necessary hobby rather than a direct career path.” Chris played in a number of bands, created the visuals, managed the business side, and instilled a DIY philosophy into all of his ventures. He entered college as a business administration and marketing major, but soon realized his passion for design and transferred to a Fine Arts program with a commitment to making.

After graduation Chris worked for an agency in Philadelphia but soon was recruited as a designer atKickstarter. We were able to talk with Chris about design’s role in a startup’s culture and in its success.

He told us, “I was attracted to the opportunity to work in an environment where people take risks by following their passions. People create startups because they believe strongly in their ideas and want to see them work. Kickstarter as a product, and as a community, is made up of people who have incredibly creative ideas that they are passionate about and willing to take chances on. Being around that energy day in and day out really helps create an environment that pushes your own ideas inside and outside of the workplace.”

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