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I’m Alex, I’ve just joined Kano as a Junior Full-Stack Engineer. It’s still early days but so far I’ve been working on Pixel Motion, Kano’s awesome tool for creating animations.

I love working on the front-end as an engineer, bringing to life design and ideas in a way that’s intuitive, aesthetic and fun for the user. I’m also looking forward to working on more back-end tasks — I’ve always enjoyed problem-solving and puzzles.

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I spent two years working as a carpenter in Gipsy Hill.

While it might seem like carpentry and software engineering are pretty different, they actually involve a…

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I'm 33 and originally from Essex (although I have never been to the Sugar Hut!).

I have just over 11 years of tech recruitment/talent acquisition experience, having worked in London for 5 years, before moving to NYC to help set up an office in 2015. I’ve been back in London now for the past 18 months and really enjoying being home (albeit a lockdown since I arrived!)

My role is to help Kano with some key tech hires and deliverables over the next 3 months. …

In the current connected world we find ourselves in, millions of people would be completely lost without the platforms and devices that allow us to work, socialise and play.

The vast majority of these platforms and devices are controlled by a select group of large corporations generally referred to as “Big Tech”. These comprise some of the most recognisable brands in the world: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft.

In the last decade, these companies have come under widespread scrutiny for reasons related to data privacy, election interference, labour issues and monopolisation. With concerns over the power that these few…

A new trend is starting to emerge in the world of design that focuses on that delivering less, not more. Transparent or “see-through” technology has started to turn heads. Emerging brands are setting themselves apart by opting for demystified and open products, going against the status quo of elusive and closed devices.

Today we take a look at some of our favourite classic and new opaque objects and we take a deep dive into the “why” of transparent tech.

Gameboy Color

We begin with one of the most iconic handheld consoles of all time, the Gameboy Color.

This 1998 handheld was one…

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I’m Ayesha and I’m a QA engineer which means I’ve got to think about all the products from all possible viewpoints.

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I have always wanted to have a baby camel as a pet.

What is your biggest fear?

My biggest fear is my inability to create a balance between my professional and personal life.

Why did you join Kano?

I joined Kano because it’s not just a tech company — it’s like an institution and it’s actually making a difference and making lives better.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

I initiated the digitization process at my previous company and lead the project as a Junior product owner.

If you could give your younger self 1 piece of advice, what would it be?

One advice I’d give to my younger self…

As we entered the peak of Summer during the month of July, we too saw some sun, clear skies and beauty on Kano World.

July, as usual, was another month for amazing Kano World users to inspire us with their creativity to full effect. With that being said, we’ve decided to pick some of our favourite creations for this month, which was a very difficult task. But we got there..

6 Powerups by steve.odyssey

Starting off we have a fantastic tribute to one of the most iconic video games of all time: Super Mario Bros!

This identical recreation of the 6 power-ups from “steve.odyssey”…

Meet our new favourite person, and the voice of the office, Dian Lin.

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I’m Dian, and I am an Industrial Design intern at Kano! I joined Kano two weeks ago, and in the studio, I do lots of ideation for new product design from 3D form to packaging!

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My accent switches drastically the moment I arrive at Glasgow Central Station.

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Why did you join Kano?

Because I love the explorative nature of the studio, it feels like ideas can float around more freely and we can build upon each other’s ideas. Also, the people are top-notch.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Getting my 11-year-old brother Mark into drawing, and…

We see technology as a force for good that can lead and inspire positive change. Do you?

Photo credit: Lauren Wade

Millions of young people want to make. They imagine things different and use computers to realize their ideas. But currently, it needs more than imagination to make, it takes hands-on experience. It takes time, patience and skill. It’s not like mixing elements on a canvas — it involves technology that requires building and coding systems. There was an artificial divide between the maker movement, hackers, developers and the public at large.

We know the future is uncertain. And it’s hard to imagine what…

Tell us about you…

My name is Marcio, but everyone calls me Junior, even though I’m older than most of the kids at Kano.

I’m officially an eCommerce Manager, but help out with all things marketing, from emails to memes, to testing stuff on our many websites and beyond.

Status: Fashion Icon

Tell us a fun fact about yourself?

I’m really into food DIY — things like making my own salamis, curing meat and fish, BBQ on a fire pit, pickling, that kind of stuff.

I also play in an industrial metal band with a singer who wears chaps with no trousers live.

What is your biggest fear?

That anything would happen to my kids.

Why did you join Kano?

I loved everything about…

When we were launched in 2013, through our record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, we set a new standard for brands everywhere.

Our message was simple. Transparency. Demystifying. Challenging.

Our products have enabled us to commit to changing the technology industry. For too long, too many brands have built devices without their customers in mind. People need to understand how the computers they used everyday work. But not only understand the mechanisms but be able to customise and develop a deep love for building their own tech. We kept challenging the traditional and new tech brands that focus on closed devices. …


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