IMPACT – An enlightened Q&A series with the Orrbitt Crew

Brian Lewis / Director of Technology

Brian is a front-end developer originally from Florida and currently residing in Oklahoma. He grew up glued to a computer and embraced the Internet early on, creating fan sites for his favorite TV shows and sports teams.

Bridging the gap between design and development, Brian focused exclusively on design through the end of college and then switched to development. Brian is well-versed in modern web development and enjoys exploring new frameworks and methodologies. Brian has worked for many different influencers in an eclectic number of fields and strives to provide a pixel perfect experience every time.



Q: What art made the most impact early in your life? And what art — any medium — moves you today?

A: I was fortunate enough to have a grandfather who worked for Disney and was given the opportunity to spend months as a child in Paris. The entire experience opened my eyes to all forms of art and made me truly appreciate art. I’m primarily moved by music these days, as I always have something playing when I’m working, sleeping, traveling, etc.


Q: Would you say that you have always had a clear vision for your life?

A: I’ve always been a “go with the flow” type of person, so I can’t say that I have, but it’s kept my life fresh and interesting. I’ve lived in different countries and worked in different industries, but I’m finally settling into an industry where I feel that I belong.




Q: How did you eventually make contact and find yourself in orbit with Orrbitt? And do you like puns?

A: I found myself looking for more, desiring to work in an industry that challenged me and also made a difference in the world. I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time and join this incredible group of visionaries. “Puns are the highest form of literature.”


Q: What’s the coolest part about the cross section of art & science?

A: It’s interesting to see the kind of artistry that goes into visually describing how science works. I never gave it much thought until I became a part of this industry, but there’s more artistic vision involved than ever imagined.




Q: What medical science event / discovery / milestone impacted you whether or not you even knew it at the time? And you can’t say Covid.

A: LASIK has personally affected me the most. I grew up with pretty terrible vision and getting the procedure done was the best decision I’ve ever made.


Q: Working with burgeoning companies pioneering futuristic technologies, what personal satisfactions arise after the launch of a new biotech brand / website / presentation / scientific graphic?

A: Personally, I love to follow a company after a launch and see what kind of achievements they make over time. It’s great to feel involved in the process from such an early stage.



Q: What have you gleaned from the life sciences industry, and how has it altered your outlook on the future of humanity?

A: I’ve realized that there’s a lot more to developing treatments, and it’s given me a much better perspective of how long things take to reach the general public. I think humanity has a good chance to eliminate a lot of our health issues in the coming decades and look forward to being indirectly involved.



Q: In a state of creative output, what are you listening to?

A: Synthwave – I highly recommend checking out artists like The Midnight, Gunship, and Waveshaper. As a developer, I find it difficult to listen to music with lyrics while I work, so this type of music is absolutely perfect for me.


Q: How do you fuel your creativity in other aspects of life?

A: I’m a bit more of a left-brained analytical person, so my creativity comes from logic more than anything else. I tend to write my ideas down and create spreadsheets and documents to help spark my ideas.


Q: How would you describe your job to a group of five-year-olds?

A: “I help make the internet work!”



Q: Aliens, yes or yes?

A: Of course. Quoting Carl Sagan, “The universe is a pretty big place. If it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space.”



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