The Pixel Questionnaire: Julia Melton

Words by NJI
Published May 17, 2023
Last Updated June 26, 2024

Our Chief Panda Officer, always near the genesis of an inspired idea (or cocktail), often recalls Marcel Proust’s wit for answering Victorian parlor game questions. Pixel has traveled far from the salons of Paris, but her interest remains piqued in which questions truly reflect a person’s character. Packing just the right amount of punch, NJI created The Pixel Questionnaire to give a glimpse into the inner workings of some of our most intriguing minds.

Pixel’s curiosity piqued as rumors spread about Project Manager Julia Melton’s uncanny impressions. Tune in to learn more!

If you had a superpower?

To speak any language instantly. The power of communication!

On what occasions do you lie?

Playing board games and speaking with customer service representatives.

Your most treasured possession?

The jewelry I’ve inherited from my mom/grandmas.

What would you do if you got stuck in an elevator? 

Panic. And if I had wifi, probably calm myself down by watching Below Deck.

What is your favorite drink? 

Daytime: I am fully convinced a large *fountain* diet coke can fix anything.
Nighttime: I love a spicy, sour, skinny margarita with extra salt!
Anytime: a crisp glass of Prosecco.

If you could go back in time, where would you go?

Late 80s early/90s NYC so I can live out my Seinfeld dreams.

If a movie were made about your career, what would be the title? 

Star on the Rise.

Garden gnomes — what do you think? 

Why is my mom obsessed with them?

You’ve been given an elephant. What do you do? 

Send a thank you card and contact the local zoo.

What one object do you take with you on a desert island (you have water and food already)? 

A hunting knife to protect myself from the wild boars.

What was the last gift you got someone? 

A down jacket. Merry Christmas, Alejo!

What is your most unusual talent? 

Uncanny impressions (if you are one of the lucky few I feel comfortable enough to do one around).

If you could breed two animals together, what would they be? 

I already have the perfect animal: My Yorkshire Terrier, Stella.

If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

Pizza! or Ramen.

Do you have any superstitions? 

Too many to count, but most regularly encountered: Left sock, right sock, left shoe, right shoe.

What is something you hate but wish you loved? 

Skiing — I am just too scared and can’t handle moving downhill in an upright position. It pains me deeply to be such a square. Alas :/

What is something you get wrong every time you try? 

Spelling reciept … reciept …. recEIpt.

Who would you like to sit next to on a 10 hour flight?

Larry David or Ina Garten (does this mean I’ll be in first class, too?).

If you joined the circus, what would your circus act be? 

Sad clown.

If you could jump into a pool of something, what would it be? 

Laundered Money.

If you could talk to one species of animals, which one would it be? 

Probably pigs, so smart yet so messy.

Who inspires you? 

My family and Mariah Carey (honorable mentions to Chad and Michele).

If NJI were a television show or movie, what would it be?

Not sure, but probably produced by HBO.