Getting to Know You — Simon Kuran Edition

Native Madisonian and developer Simon Kuran recently joined our squad as in-house talent, but he’s been in our orbit a long while — first as a job-shadowing home-schooler, then as a contractor with Cricket Design Works collaborator Alex Kendrick, and finally as a freelance developer. Simon brings nearly a decade of experience developing CMS-based websites for a variety of clients, and has a gift for working with designers to deliver sites that are true to the design while following best practices for the nitty-gritty of code.

We asked Simon to answer a revised Proust-style Questionnaire – not because we think it’s a good idea to edit Marcel Proust, but because Victorian parlor games are more fun than they sound. Enjoy getting to know Simon!

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Freedom to explore and do as I like.

What is your greatest fear?

Being stuck in a boring and unfulfilling routine.

What is the trait you most admire in others?


What is your current state of mind?

Excited for the future.

When and where are you happiest?

When playing ultimate frisbee someplace warm.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

“Edge case”, “yeah”, and “lol”.

Which talent would you most like to have?

Teleportation. Also being able to dunk a basketball.

If you were to die and return as a person or a thing, what would it be?

A flying car.

Other than Madison (of course), where would you most like to live?


What is your most treasured possession?

It’s a tie between my car and my Lego collection.