Meet the Team

Meet Tom at Jackpocket

Our Creative Director talks app design, Italy, and Jackpocket’s 6th birthday.

Next up in our Meet Jackpocket series is Polina Atamyeyeva, Jackpocket’s Lead Quality Assurance Engineer.

1. What do you do at Jackpocket?

I’m the Creative Director, so I’m involved in anything visual. I design the app, make ads, and do branding. Every day I get to work on something different. It’s never the same. And I like solving problems visually. Whenever you make something — an ad or a user flow in the app or on the website — the end result is always something you can look at.

2. Jackpocket turned 6 last month. How has the Jackpocket aesthetic evolved over time?

When we first started, we did a lot of “rich people” lifestyle images with yachts and fancy houses. We’ve moved away from that to something more personable and friendly, something that feels more like us. It’s definitely lighter now, cuter, and more personal. The Ballstars are Jackpocket’s collective mascots. They are lottery balls with their own personalities, who wear disguises and do wacky things.

Tom says: “The Ballstars are Jackpocket’s collective mascots. They are lottery balls with their own personalities, who wear disguises and do wacky things.”

3. You’re Dad to Maybelle, our office pup. What’s it like bringing her to work every day?

It’s fantastic. She’s makes the mood lighter, and she’s great to be around. I think she thinks that all the people at Jackpocket are her family. She’s loves coming in to see everyone. She’s a lot of work, but it’s so nice to have her here.

4. What’s your lucky number?

My lucky number is 14. I don’t know why. It’s probably a self-fulfilling prophecy. 🤔

5. Place you’d most like to visit that you never have?

Italy. I would love to see Renaissance artwork and go to Rome with my fiancée Kara. When I go on vacation, Maybelle stays with my parents, and she has such a good time there. They have a big backyard and a little dog that she gets to beat up. They spoil her.

6. Do you have a secret talent?

I can juggle. I like to cook. And I can drive a stick. 🚘

7. Best piece of advice you’ve received?

From my dad: No one really knows what they’re doing. And we’re all making it up as we go along. So it’s ok to feel like you’re not always perfect, or you’re not doing a great job. Just keep doing the best you can.

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