Meet the Pixers is our blog series where we introduce you to the talented folks who make our company a success. Today, we’re featuring Stephen Miranda, our Campaign Manager in Ad Operations.

Tell us a little bit about your background: 

I was born and raised in beautiful San Diego, California and have been living here for my whole life. I love food, cars, and traveling. I’m hoping for my next big trip to be either to Australia, Scandinavia, or southeast Asia.

What is the last thing you watched on YouTube? 

One of the last things I watched on Youtube was a video of Irish people trying American snacks for the first time and it was thoroughly entertaining to say the least!

What is the best career advice you have ever received? 

I had an old boss tell me that you always want to make sure that you are never the smartest person in the room, since surrounding yourself with people smarter than you is how you grow.

What advice would you give to someone starting out in their career? 

I think what’s most important is to never let anyone define what success means for you personally. Whether you want to move up the ladder of a Fortune 500 company, become a chef, or travel the world working odd jobs as you go along; if you feel like you are doing what is right for you, then you are doing the right thing. I spent a lot of time comparing myself to my contemporaries when I first started my career, but it was only when I stopped doing that that I felt like I really had control of my professional goals.