An unusual career choice at the time.
I’d just finished my studies when I noticed a job ad for a junior lead designer at mediaman – that was fifteen years ago. It was still an unusual profession, but it still sounded like what I’d already been doing with friends in my free time. I hadn’t heard of mediaman, but the bright green website the company had at the time and projects they were working on fascinated me, and I was wondering if I could turn my hobby into a career. I’m immensely proud of the many major and minor projects I’ve worked on since joining mediaman.
Giving advice and making changes – now.
I’ve been heading the lead design department since mid-2015; my working day looks somewhat like this:
- Boot up my computer
- Make myself a green tea
- Look forward to someone’s birthday, especially if they’re already throwing a birthday cake round in the kitchen at 9 AM
- Look through my e-mails
- Listen to people a lot, negotiate, and advise colleagues and project teams
- Work on client projects, check my e-mails, joke around with a colleague every so often
- Shut down my computer
I enjoy taking the user’s perspective and designing digital solutions that are user-friendly and innovative, and I get excited about new technologies, tools, and methods that change the way we work as information architects and concept developers.
Lego, sport and books – in the evening.
After work, I usually play football, build Lego Nexo Knights, and read “Cowboy Klaus” as a bedtime story for what feels like the hundredth time.
After 8 PM, I go swimming, jogging, spinning, or I enjoy reading a whodunit, or go straight to sleep since I’ve given up coffee.
"If you’d asked me fifteen years ago, I’d have told you I’d be staying at mediaman for maybe a couple of years, then I’d move on to Pixelpark. But I’ve noticed that mediaman and I work well together – I’ve always had great colleagues, varied projects, and plenty of opportunity to develop."