Employee Spotlight: Navarr Barnier, Magento Developer

Posted by Navarr Barnier

February 19, 2015 | 12:56 PM

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navarrGet to know our team with our monthly Employee Spotlight. This month's featured Briteskies team member is Navarr Barnier.

Role: Magento Developer

With Briteskies since: September 2014

Favorite Part of the Job: Go-Live. Nothing is quite as exciting as a customer getting their brand new shop up and running.

Proudest Moment While Working at Briteskies: Even though I had only been with the team for a month, most of the work I had been doing was for this one specific storefront: Gayle’s Chocolates. Having come in on the last month or two of the project, my only work with it was small tweaks to the styling, fixing a few hard to find errors, and making sure the shop was an amazing experience for their customers. My proudest moment was launch day. It launched without a hitch and to very quiet fan-fare in the office, but it was definitely my proudest moment – watching that lovely, brand new storefront go live.

Hobbies and Interests: I’m a programmer at heart, so in my spare time I contribute code to two places: the open source community and a Minecraft Server Network I joined the team of over two years ago. In addition to that, I have a fond place in my heart for traditional Japanese culture: Taiko, Kyodo, Shodo, Tea Ceremonies – and of course traditional dress!

If you could have a song play every time you entered a room, what song would it be? I have commonly joked with my friends that if I were, say, a Pokémon Gym Leader, the song Atomic Bonsai by Joren “Tensei” de Bruin would be my battle music.

What was your first concert? A fun fact about me: I have never attended a musical concert. However, I have played in several. During my years in Bowling Green State University I played a Taiko drum as part of the Hayabusa Taiko Ensemble which performs at World Percussion Night, BGSU’s Cherry Blossom Festival: Ohanami, and private events.


What or who is your spirit animal? My spirit animal has to be the duck-billed platypus of Australia.  I don’t really have a good reason as to why – but I connect with the interesting mammal on a spiritual level.

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*Platypus image via National Geographic

Topics: Culture, Employee Spotlight

About Navarr Barnier

Navarr is a Magento Developer for the Briteskies team. His professional interests include the semantic web and ways to improve user experience beyond the web page. Outside of the office, Navarr enjoys playing Rocket League, helping to manage a Minecraft network, and spending time with his daughter, Charlotte.


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