10 Questions for Senior Web Developer Dante Stanton
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Get to know Dante Stanton, who leads Glantz’s development team:
1. Where did you grow up?
I grew up in a small town called Moncks Corner, South Carolina.
2. How did you become interested in creative work?
My grandfather was a graphic designer back in the 60s and 70s. He did graphic design for a lot of popular liquor companies during that time. It was really cool growing up and seeing his work displayed everywhere. This is what piqued my interest in art and design at a young age.
3. How long have you been at Glantz?
2 1/2 years.
4. What would you say to the younger version of yourself?
I would tell my younger self not to be afraid of making mistakes, keep your eye on the prize, and eliminate unnecessary distractions.
5. What is the most important thing you’ve learned while at Glantz?
In my prior career as a merchant mariner, teamwork was essential to survive in unpredictable and challenging work environments. Those skills have proven to be essential in the day to day at Glantz. Working as a team yields the greatest results!
6. What are some of your hobbies?
I enjoy swimming every day at 6am, it prepares me for my day and keeps me in tip top shape. In addition to swimming I enjoy traveling, festivals, as well as creating 3D and traditional art.
7. What’s your favorite band or song?
I love R&B, reggae, and classic hip hop.
8. What stage of the website development process do you enjoy most?
I enjoy the coding portion of development, this is where I can get really creative and craft awesome digital solutions for our clients.
9. What stage is the most difficult?
Translating technical speak to non developers can be quite a challenge at times. While this can be challenging, it allows me to grow as a developer by finding ways to take challenging development topics and simplify them so that anyone on the project can understand them.
10. Best advice for future developers?
Focus on building a strong foundation in the fundamentals of coding and development as a whole. Take your time, enjoy the craft of development, and most of all never stop evolving!