User Experience Spotlight

Associate Spotlight - Christine Pivovar, Senior UX Designer

By Jess Westendorf on February 18, 2020
Jess Westendorf

Jess is an experienced sports marketer and journalist who guides FanThreeSixty's social media and content strategy while facilitating impactful conversations to create personalized experiences. She loves the Iowa Hawkeyes, yoga, and Friday nights at the K.

Pivo’s passion is writing fiction, but her resume at FanThreeSixty tells a much larger story. She has worked to become a senior-level designer, she regularly pushes front-end code and is one of the smartest product minds on our software team. After seven years at the company, she’s the wikipedia page of FanThreeSixty. She knows everything about the history, associates, clients and holiday parties of the past. Above all, she’s a great friend, and an even better trivia partner.

 

What is your proudest moment at FanThreeSixty?

Becoming a senior UX designer. When I started, our UX discipline was really underdeveloped, and I had never worked in tech at all. Throughout the years I learned a lot of new skills and helped us build out the role of design at the company. I’m really proud of how far we’ve come.

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How do you define success?

Seeing the product vision through and shipping a platform that delights users—something that helps them do their job and is enjoyable to use.

 

What is your favorite aspect about FanThreeSixty Culture, work environment and overall atmosphere?

We have a really congenial atmosphere—we meet regularly as an entire company, eat lunch together, interact with a lot of different people throughout the day. It feels like a space safe for collaboration, for challenging each other, for being open and honest. I’ve developed really good relationships with my immediate colleagues; they’re the reason I come to work every day.

 

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Do you have any cool nicknames that you go by?

My last name is Czech for “brewery,” and my nickname, Pivo, means “beer.” I think that’s pretty cool.

 

Before working at FanThreeSixty, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve had? 

In 2008, I worked as an assistant for NBC News at the Olympic Swimming Trials and got to interview people like Michael Phelps and Natalie Coughlin.

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Do you have a favorite FanThreeSixty story? If so, what is it?

A lot of good sports moments have happened while I was here. One favorite was the Royals’ epic comeback in the 2015 ALDS against Houston. I had to move to different locations throughout the building in attempts to unjinx KC. Apparently it worked!

 

 

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