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Catherine McDonough

Front-End Developer

Catherine Working

I’m a front-end developer and occassional designer at VIX. When I'm not at work I try to avoid the screen as much as possible. I enjoy music - all of it and everything about it - and getting outside into the great outdoors exploring new places; either on foot or on my bike. I have also been known to enjoy a gin or three..


"She’s such an enthusiastic and driven person, gets stuff done and genuinely loves working with her team and I think that’s what everyone wants in their Job?"

-Catherine McDonough

Interview with Catherine

Who is your role model and why?

Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation. She’s just great isn’t she.

No but on a serious note, I think the character of Leslie Knope is a great role model for anyone, not just women. She’s such an enthusiastic and driven person, gets stuff done and genuinely loves working with her team and I think that’s what everyone wants in their Job? It’s what I aspire to be like anyway.

Do you have any hidden talents?

I wouldn’t say they’re hidden and I’m not particularly talented but I play the Piano and the Guitar? Well try to anyway.

Not really a hidden talent though, ermm…

I know word for word the Will Smith classic Miami? This is something I only discovered recently.. after quite a few gins.

Tools you use at work or can't work without?

Hmm, that’s a hard question! I change my tools so frequently.

At the moment I’m really enjoying using Bear for note taking. I’d say I can’t work without Sketch, it’s just so much more intuitive than the Adobe Suite. And I’ve also recently switched from Sublime Text to Visual Studio Code and I’m absolutely loving it, I couldn’t imagine trying to use Sublime now.

Where is your favourite place to visit?

Croatia or Canada. Because the scenery 😍

What is your spirit animal?

Ermm, there’s so many! I can’t choose!! I’m gonna go with an Elephant because they’re wise and they seem pretty chilled?

Actually no.

A Dolphin, just coz.