We create beautiful designs so we consider ourselves artists. we also know how to build successful brands, so we see ourselves as architects.
After reading everybody else’s bio, Carl realized he’s not as funny or cool as the rest of the team (maybe his kids have been right all along). It’s a good thing his bio is first.
He values his top five books above any amount of money you could pay him, binge watches The Dick Van Dyke show to unwind (he says it’s “old school”) and when asked about pizza, orders, “Anything with meat. I’m a Meatatarian.”
Joe’s perfect weekend involves pizza with as many toppings as permitted by state law (minus anchovies of course) and anything that J.J. Abrams directed. Except Cloverfield. #letdown.
He has famously coined the phrase, “Scallops are the marshmallows of the sea,” (you’re welcome) and unapologetically takes credit for most of the company’s success by interjecting, “I’ve been saying that for years,” into random conversations.
When asked about her free time, Caroline said she prefers to think of all of her time as free (“Don't tell Josh or Joe”). She would take the first 30 minutes to figure out what to do and the remaining time playing Lego Star Wars VII on Xbox. Or maybe reading. Or maybe napping. She likes naps.
Her dream destination would be shooting a wedding on the volcanic lava fields in Iceland (“Anybody want to go?”). In the meantime, she’ll settle for late night YouTube classics like Charlie the Unicorn, Old Greg and Sneezing Panda.
Janet wishes she could order a white stilton cheese, foie gras, Ossetra caviar, truffle and 24K gold leaf pizza. Just once. If you haven’t realized yet, our pizza game is strong.
Outside of Instagramable pizza fantasies her life is a constant and ongoing struggle to find time to eat, sleep, shower and poop. By herself. It’s the #momlife.
Before we hired Allyson, we asked about her favorite pizza place (because, priorities). She mentioned a vineyard in Italy.
Well done. She’s hired.
For fun she would stay up all night binge-watching Game of Thrones with her amigos. #TeamLanister. When we asked about changing the world she said, “There’s power in kindness. No one could ever be mad at someone who has a smile on their face and says ‘bubbles.’ Try it. I dare you.”
Josh believes that shoes are largely to blame for the modern epidemic of knee, hip, and back pain. If it were safe, hygienic, and socially acceptable to do so, he would never wear shoes again. Socially acceptable is the key point there. That’s why we’ve banned bare feet at the 8E8 offices.
In another life, he wishes he could be a quantum physicist studying the principles of magnetism. He’s convinced that the future will show the mystery of particle movement demonstrated in the phenomenon of magnetism will unlock the key to true renewable energy… yep.
Ratcliffe’s ideal Friday night involves ordering a pepperoni, onion and green olive pizza from Cassano’s and watching Cops or American Pickers (“People getting tazed is the best”).
He’d like to give his own TED talk one day on “The Three Things I Always Ask for Christmas, But Never Get.” He secretly wishes he could be Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino and yell at all the kids, “Get off my lawn!”
If Jeff had a Friday night to himself, it would involve Bill O’reilly talking points, a glass of Johnny Walker Black, checking Instagram and breathing. He would order a pepperoni and mushroom pizza which is basic, so we’ll move on.
When asked about his biggest prediction for the future, he’ll straight drop some scripture, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” (Ec 1:9) and then try to convince you of the Mercury Renegade (Google. That.).
Every week Josh looks forward to Friday night when he orders a large Eagles pizza with pepperoni, bacon, sausage and banana peppers. Then eats the entire thing. 2640 calories. It’s gross. He knows.
He is impatiently waiting for autonomous, electric cars so he doesn’t have to deal with lingering, left lane highway drivers (“It’s a passing lane!”). He’ll never admit it (we’ve caught him a few times), but when his friends go golfing or skiing, he might act like he’s not feeling well and then book a spa appointment once they leave.