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I’m Octavian and this is my role at Testbirds

by | Aug 19, 2016 | My Role at Testbirds | 2 comments

My Role at Testbirds is a series of blog posts that gives insights into the daily life at the office. Every so often, one of our employees will introduce you to his or her line of work and share some helpful tips.

This week features a Testbird from the German team who shares a nationality with Count Dracula. Octavian Craciun is in charge of the delicate relationship between pixels and code at Testbirds.

Origin/Background:
Romania, Timisoara (Transylvania region ;))

What you do at Testbirds:
I handle the visual part of Testbirds user interfaces and the visual identity for Testbirds.

Current computer:
13 inch MacBook Pro

Current mobile device:
iPhone 5

One word or phrase that describes best how you work:
Iterative

A typical work day consists of:
There is no typical day, my work is so diverse that everyday is different.

What apps/software/tools can’t you live without?
Adobe Suite, it’s my bread and butter.

What’s your work setup like?
MacBook and monitor

What’s your best time-saving shortcut?
cmd+tab

Besides your phone and computer, what gadget can’t you live without (and why)?
It’s not a gadget, but I can’t live without my trusty metal 0.5 mechanical pencil.

What everyday thing are you better at than everyone else? What’s your secret?
I can stay quiet for long periods of time…

What do you like to do outside of work?
Read and make stuff with my hands.

What’s the best advice/life motto you’ve ever heard?
Learn something new everyday.

If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
It could be anyone.

Anything else to add that might be interesting to others?
My name, Craciun, means Christmas in Romanian.

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Testbirds specialises in the testing of software such as apps, websites and Internet of Things applications by using innovative technologies and solutions. Under the slogan, “Testing Reality”, the company offers various testing methods to its clients looking to optimise the user-friendliness and functionality of their digital products. With over 250,000 registered testers located in 193 countries, Testbirds is one of the world’s leading crowdtesting providers. In addition, the IT service provider utilises cloud based technologies to support customers in the optimisation of their digital products. The combination of the two testing methods delivers a unique and extensive portfolio that takes the quality of software to the next level. Testbirds was founded in 2011 by Philipp Benkler, Georg Hansbauer and Markus Steinhauser. Today, the company has over 100 employees. Other than its headquarters in Munich, there are now offices in Amsterdam, London and Stockholm, franchises in Hungary and Russia and sales partners in Italy.

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