The Pixel Questionnaire: Matt Mills


Category: Development


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.

Our Associate Director, Development Matt Mills broke off a conversation with Socrates to share a little about what makes him tick.

Who inspires you?

Ed Viesturs

On what occasions do you lie?

When answering questions like this, claiming that I never have.

Your most treasured possession?

My ice axe.

If not yourself, who would you be?

Any robot.

Garden gnomes — what do you think?

I’m not sure what I think, but I do know what they think.

What is your most unusual talent?

Ability to read the minds of garden gnomes.

What is your spirit animal?


What is your favorite drink?


What’s the greatest length you’ve gone to for a client?

Nearly got frostbite in an attempt to snap that perfect photo.

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

Withstanding extreme cold.

If you could go back in time, where would you go?

Back to when Bill & Ted traveled back in time and hung out with Socrates.

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

Try to trade it in for a coyote.

Do you have any superstitions?

Always the left shoe on first. Or maybe it’s the right one first — I can never remember!

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

Darren Aronofsky

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

A wormhole disguised as a pool.

What is something you get wrong every time you try?

Attempting to give a proper hug.

What is something you hate but wish you loved?

Being hugged.

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

Coyote & goldfish

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

Coyote-goldfish, of course.

If NJI were a television show or movie, what would it be?

Bourne Pixelation (about to start writing the screenplay right now).

If a movie were made about your career, what would be the title?

Bill & Ted & Matt’s Excellent Adventure

Who will Pixel interview next? The subject is yet to be revealed, but your patience will be rewarded. She always has the most unexpected ideas.

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