Welcome to the NZXT employee spotlight series where we give you an inside look into the people behind our brand.
We often get asked what it’s like to work at NZXT so we’re pulling back the curtain and shining the glorious spotlight on some of the fine folks who make the wheels turn every single day.
First up is our PR & Marketing Specialist: Andy Johnston!
Andy, what do you do at NZXT?
I am the PR and Marketing Specialist. I am the main point of contact with media outlets and YouTubers. I make sure that they are covering our announcements and review our products in a timely matter.
Which part of your job do you enjoy the most?
I enjoy working with the media. It is fun to see a large website and YouTube channel cover products you send to them.
Who is the most interesting person to work with at NZXT?
Papi. He is a man of mystery.
What is your favorite NZXT product?
I love my H500 Overwatch case. I am a huge fan of the game (Zen main here) and I was thrilled when we announced that case with Blizzard. I bought that case without any hesitation. I love how there is a light up Overwatch logo on the front panel. I added some products from our HUE 2 Ecosystem and my build lights up just like Zenyatta when he transcends.
What games are you playing right now?
Overwatch, Smash Bros Ultimate, Borderlands 3 (playing solo but it’s cool), MLB: The Show 19, Team Fight Tactics, and Control.
Which of NZXT’s core values do you hold the most dear?
Being humble. You always need to be grounded and not let things get to your head.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I gave Weird Al a coupon for a free fish taco at a convention. He is a personal hero of mine and I wanted to give something back to him. After I got his autograph, I knew it was my moment. Mustered up the courage, took out my wallet, handed I gave him the coupon and said: “You have given so much to me and I wanted to give you something in return.” All of this was a blur to me because I was so starstruck so I don’t really remember what he said back to me. But according to my friend, Weird Al expressed his gratitude but said that he was a vegetarian.
What do you do outside of work?
Other than gaming, I love to go to baseball games (go Dodgers!), pretend to play bass, listen to music, and play Magic: The Gathering
What advice would you give to someone who wants to work at NZXT?
Be passionate. Everyone here is passionate about something. Whether it be gaming, anime, or even sneaker collecting. Displaying passion will get you far here at NZXT.
What is your favorite thing on your desk?
My Amiibos. My many many many Amiibos.
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If you want to work with Andy and the rest of our team, apply today at nzxt.com/careers
Follow Andy on Twitter: @MrSlyGuyInDaSky