The Pixel Questionnaire: Kate Phillips


Category: Strategy


Our Chief Panda Officer, always near the genesis of an inspired idea (or cocktail), often recalls Marcel Proust’s wit for answering Victorian parlor game questions. Pixel has traveled far from the salons of Paris, but her interest remains piqued in which questions truly reflect a person’s character. Packing just the right amount of punch, NJI created The Pixel Questionnaire to give a glimpse into the inner workings of some of our most intriguing minds.

Pixel brewed a fresh pot in preparation for her Interview with Project Manager Kate Phillips. The coffee-loving traveler would rather teleport than fly, and we can definitely understand why. Let’s dive into this fascinating conversation.

If you had a superpower?

Teleportation. I love traveling, but I hate flying.

On what occasions do you lie?

*gasp* never!

Your most treasured possession?

My bike.

What would you do if you got stuck in an elevator? 

Call for help then scroll through TikTok while I wait for it to be fixed.

What is your favorite drink? 

Coffee always.

Garden gnomes — what do you think? 


You’ve been given an elephant. What do you do? 

See if they’ll share their wisdom with me.

What one object do you take with you on a desert island (you have water and food already)? 

A hammock.

What was the last gift you got someone? 

I gifted my sister a bottle of my new favorite facewash.

What is your most unusual talent? 

I have an outstanding internal compass and nearly always know which way is north.

If you could breed two animals together, what would they be? 

A dog and a rabbit.

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

Bagels without a question.

Do you have any superstitions? 

No, unfortunately.

What is something you hate but wish you loved? 

The beach in the summertime, it’s just too hot, sandy, and salty to be a truly relaxing experience.

What is something you get wrong every time you try? 

How to spell ‘restaurant’ – I always need spellcheck to remember the first “a”.

Who would you like to sit next to on a 10 hour flight?

Is no one an acceptable answer?

If you joined the circus, what would your circus act be? 

I’d love to be a trapeze artist – they look like they’re having the most fun.

If you could jump into a pool of something, what would it be? 

A pool of sun-warmed, fluffy duvets sounds like perfection.

If you could talk to one species of animals, which one would it be? 

Dogs – so that I can ask my dog, Percy, what he really wants to do on the weekends.

Who inspires you? 

People who act with great integrity.

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