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Say Hello to Matteo,
Chris & Tim

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The Found team is continuing to grow and expand! We are really excited to have welcomed three lovely new Founders into the team over the past few weeks. Read below to find out more about our newest recruits.

Matteo Bassan

Client Services Executive


Matteo Bassan

Hometown?
Padova, in the heart of North East of Italy, between Verona (Romeo and Juliet) and Venice (The Merchant of Venice). My land, Veneto, was loved by Shakespeare, which isn’t surprising…it’s a very beautiful place.

We hear you are a lover of sport, if you had to choose would it be rugby or football?

Yes, I am! What a tricky question to answer…Probably rugby…but also football, especially at Upton Park, home of West Ham United. What an atmosphere during the match day, incredible!

Rumour has it, you once played rugby with the Vice-Captain of Italy. How was that?

We were part of Petrarca Padova under 18 squad and Leonardo Ghiraldini was already the best player in the team! I remember that he was always training so hard…not like me!!! Then we studied together at the University of Padova and we’re still in contact! He’s a lovely guy and great player.

If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I love my mum’s dishes…all of them are from Veneto, my home region. I would probably say “Baccalá alla Vicentina”. But have you have try donkey casserole?! It’s delicious…I love it!

Favourite thing about London?

I love London, simple as that. I love walking in Battersea Park just in front of my home or walking around Brick Lane or Columbia Road, spending my weekend shopping in Brixton or enjoying the sunshine at Hampstead Heath.

Best pub in London?

For a lazy Sunday roast nothing is better than my local pub, The Prince Albert in Battersea Park. If I have guests, I prefer to go to the Cutty Sark Tavern, a Georgian tavern by the River Thames in Greenwich. For a pint with my mates? Of course every pub is perfect for me if the company is good!

As a social media addict – Twitter or Facebook?

Twitter for sure! I use Facebook to stay in touch with my mates but Twitter is really helpful for my job and understanding the digital trends.

Paper, Kindle or iPad?

I’ve got both but I prefer my iPad 80% of the time except when I’m travelling, I prefer my Kindle.

Chris Haines

SEO Executive

Chris Haines

Chris is our newest SEO executive to join the team. A self-described SEO fanatic, Chris is motivated to achieve great results for our clients. Find out what else interests this cookie lover:

Hometown?

I am originally from Herefordshire – a small place in the English countryside near the Welsh Border, famous for Hereford Beef, Bulmer’s Cider and Ellie Goulding.

We need to know, what is your favourite type of cookie?

Like Cookie Monster, I love all cookies.  But my favourites are: Milk Chocolate Chunk and White Chocolate Chunk. If I’m feeling wild: Milk Chocolate Orange.

I should mention that I go to a special cookie shop to get my cookie fix.  Normal supermarket cookies just don’t do it for me.

Rumour has it that a famous singer once bought you a drink. Tell us more…

Yes, the rumours are true.  The singer was Daniel Bedingfield, and he bought me a drink in Piccadilly Circus near the Rainforest Café.

At the time I was assisting him with his digital marketing and helping film his latest video.  Most of the crew had problems getting into London on that day, but I managed to get in on time through some careful planning.  Looking back, I maybe should have quipped on that day: “Come on Daniel, we gotta get thru this!”  (Yeah… probably better I didn’t say that actually).

Do you have any hidden talents that we don’t know about?

Yes I do.  But If I told you, they wouldn’t be hidden anymore!

What about if you were a superhero, what would your special power be?

I think my superpower would have to be teleportation.  That would be very useful getting around London, going to “the shire”, or going on a spontaneous holiday.

We hear that you are learning Korean, tell us something about yourself in Korean? 

안녕하세요 저는 크리스 입니다. 저는 쿠키와 한국음악(K-pop)을 좋아합니다. 저는 Found에서 일을 합니다. 한국어 배우는 것에 시간을 조금 더 투자해야 합니다. 감사합니다.

“Hi my name is Chris.  I like cookies and Korean music.  I work at Found.  I need to spend more time learning Korean.  Thank you.  Goodbye.”

Paper, Kindle or iPad?

After moving house recently and carrying boxes of heavy books I have finally realised the benefit of the Kindle.  I haven’t actually bought a Kindle yet, but I think it’s only a matter of time.  At the moment though, I do most of my reading through a Kindle app on an iPhone.

Tim Lai

Junior Web Designer

Tim Lai

Coming all the way from Hong Kong, meet our newest Junior Web Designer Tim. Having started designing at 12 years old, Tim brings a keen eye for detail and a cool sense of style to the office. Find out more about our photography fan below:

Hometown?
Fanling, Hong Kong.

Best place you have visited in London?

Brick Lane Market. I enjoy seeing the paintings, illustrations and many strange products there. These refresh my mind and inspire me.

If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Japanese Ramen.

What is your favourite animated film?

Wall-E.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

Transportation. I would visit NASA and check if Aliens visited the Earth.

As a designer, what is your biggest design pet peeve?

Using Comic Sans MS. It just doesn’t fit modern beauty standards.

We hear you love photography, what do you love about photography?

Taking photographs is the best and easiest way to record my life, and it is always fun to look at old photos.

Paper, iPad or Kindle?

Ipad.

If you are interested in working at Found, check out our careers page for current vacancies or visit us on LinkedIn.