Jackie Fede

Senior Lead of Interaction Design

AKA “Friendly Fede

In addition to being a talented designer, this Sacred Heart University Pioneer is also an accomplished cello player.

What do you enjoy most about your position at Spark451 and why?

I really enjoy the team I work with—we've been here for at least five years each, and we just have a really great sense of teamwork. We're each other's work family.

How did you choose your profession/why?

I was someone who was always in love with learning about science, but always excelled in art. I took my first illustration and graphic design courses at Sacred Heart University, and realized that my talents lied in the art world and I didn't want to miss out on making that my occupation. So, I traded my bio lab textbooks for a MacBook, and the rest is history.

What is your favorite quote and why?

There are a lot of quotes that I abide by in my life, but the one quote that stands out to me the most was delivered to me in a fortune cookie: "You can't learn less." I really believe that we're always learning about ourselves, good or bad things, and there's always room to grow. So, yeah, we're always learning...unless you start to forget things, but at that point, we've got a whole other issue on our hands!

What is one super power you'd want to possess and why?

I would love to be able to fly! 1. So I can see the world from a different view and 2. So I don't have to pay for airfare when I want to travel. Traveling is important to me and the cost of a plane ticket can derail my dreams!