Staff Picks – Jillian Nichols

Screen Shot 2013-10-18 at 12.57.34 PMIt’s  #FavoriteFollow time!  This week, we spotlight Jillian Nichols, one of the rock stars in our Web Dev team. Get to know some fun trivia about Jillian, and listen to her favorite picks below!

Where are you from and how did you end up at Spotify?
I grew up in Austinburg, Ohio, a small town where dirt roads and buffalo farms are not uncommon. My family’s roots are in Cleveland, where I returned to attend Baldwin Wallace University to study computer science and marketing. A few years after I graduated, I moved to New York City to pursue new job opportunities. I worked at Buddy Media for two years, and from there hopped over to Spotify!

What do you do at Spotify?
I’m a web developer, working on the team that focuses on http://www.spotify.com. I work primarily with the front-end development – I focus on implementing the design and making things look and work beautifully.

What about Spotify do you love most?
I love Spotify’s culture – we work hard, but we have a lot of fun, too. The people here are incredibly intelligent and kind, and are inspiring to work with every day.

What is your most memorable concert?
A couple years ago I saw the Eagles with my mom – they were amazing!

Which album would you say defined your adolescence and why?
Tough to pick any one album, but in early high school my friends and I were pretty into hard rock, particularly Led Zeppelin and Stone Temple Pilots. We could be found on Friday nights at the local hangouts wearing leather pants and singing AC/DC and Meatloaf hits for karaoke. We thought we were pretty cool!

What song do you have on repeat right now?
Furr – Blitzen Trapper

What’s your go-to Karaoke song
Semi Charmed Life – Third Eye Blind

What is the best band name ever?
Alt-J (also known as ∆) is pretty cool, in a nerdy sort of way!

Check out Jillian’s “Get Happy” playlist and be sure to Follow her on Spotify!