I already knew I wanted to work in an agency when I began university. I was looking for variety, an exciting range of projects and an environment with relaxed colleagues and extraordinary personalities, and worked towards this during my studies and various internships. I struck lucky; my impression at the interview confirmed itself, and I met exactly the people and projects I’d been looking for here at mediaman.
Apart from my morning cappuccino, variety is about the only thing that’s a constant in my work. My tasks include researching, conducting user studies, drafting ideas by hand or using Axure, documenting designs, producing content, presenting pitches and monitoring agency projects. It’s all highly manageable thanks to the great teamwork at mediaman.
I can’t do without sport to keep me balanced. I love playing tennis, and sometimes I find the time to go riding. And of course you’ll also find me with my colleagues at the company triathlon or run.
"I especially enjoy working successfully in a team of reliable and helpful colleagues, and that’s exactly what I’ve found here – as you’ll see in our great results."
I trained as a media designer at mediaman in Mainz from 2006 to 2008. Then I moved on, working at various agencies, and eventually studied Information Design at Stuttgart Media University. I’ve been back at mediaman Stuttgart working as a information architect since April 2016.
I found mediaman especially appealing as a modern and growing agency at the beginning of my training; now, it’s the joint development of applications that is so valuable to users – something we can only achieve together – as a family, so to speak. I like the fact that my work revolves around user needs, desires, and expectations, and I see my work as a kind of support; I’m happy to help.
Apart from that, I identify with mediaman as a “quiet” agency that can provide compelling quality without in-your-face advertising.
My typical working day: Boot up the computer, start Outlook, start Jabber. Start Axure, double-check the wireframes from yesterday, go through new user stories and journeys, discuss them internally, and implement them. Then there are meetings and consultations, and meetings with customers. There’s good music running in the background, and the odd coffee.
My mind’s never really far from mediaman as I’ve turned my hobby into a profession – I’ve always wanted to make the world a better and easier place to live in, and now I can do just that with my ideas from working as a information architect.
"For me personally, mediaman has a very important, motivating, and rare component – familiarity. I enjoy being part of this close community and finding solutions together."