Hi, I’m Mike, co-founder of Remote Social.
I’m responsible for much of the product vision and technology aspect of Remote Social and also hold an Australian National Championship gold medal in figure skating from the early 1990s. ⛸️. 🤯
I started my digital career not long after that auspicious achievement by becoming a self-taught graphic designer and making mostly print designs for posters, flyers, and advertisements in a variety of formats. Since those days I’ve had many job titles including design manager, ux researcher, ux manager, front-end developer, full-stack developer, product manager, and director of content.
I’ve worked in many different organisations from a 2 person digital consultancy (my first attempt at running my own business) to a senior leader at multiple global start-ups.
My favourite game on Remote Social is Trivia, I just love the chance to learn something new and I’m somewhat biased about the visual aesthetic as I had a lot to do with the animations in the game.
I love my home office desk as built the desk and my PC myself whilst living in Seattle. I spent several days sanding and preparing the solid butcher block table top and was a little disappointed on returning to Australia to discover it wouldn’t fit in the office space we now have and had to cut it down in size somewhat. It helps that the office also has a view over Sydney harbour so on a nice day it’s a beautiful spot to work.
I love working with the Remote Social team as everyone has such a passion and energy for bringing people together and we all aren’t afraid to have some fun. I’m still very keen to help the whole team move to a 4-day work week, but until that becomes a reality I really love the flexibility we are all able to use in order to build great things whilst still having full lives with our families.
My favourite superpower would probably be super speed… I would love to be able to get around really quickly and it would definitely help with how much work we have to get done.
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If you’d like to find out some more juicy stats about The MFB… you can play my text-based adventure game here: https://mike.fitzbaxter.com/game and try to discover the most number of facts in the least number of moves. Add your score in the comments below.
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