What does the perfect job look like?
My perfect job has actually not the focus on a certain activity, but much more being in a positive working atmosphere with nice colleagues. In additional to that it’s very important for me having an open-minded and honest contact with each other, as well as a good communication between everyone.
After a three years stay in Kiel/Germany, in which I advanced my commercial education with setting the main focus on communication and economics, I decided to go back to my roots and moved to Hamburg/Germany. I started to work in a quite small boutique hotel and was in charge for the administration as well as for the guest-satisfaction. For me it’s been great working in this sort of business, but I found out that I’m not really keen on such shift works, spontaneously jumping in’s for colleagues and working on public-holidays. These things really doesn’t belong to my strengths. In January 2017 I finally decided to quit the employment I had and went to England for a while.
How did you join Die Illustratoren?
After I ended working in the hotel, for traveling and discovering new cultures, I was looking for something new, which would demand me both mentally and personally. Corinna invited me in her office, we have had a very nice chat and we found out, that we are very well together. So I beached on this lovely place.
Where would you be, if you were not at Die Illustratoren?
Probably I would have decided being self-employed as merchandise-assistant and tour manager for bands again. Before I started to work in the hotel, I followed this field of activity for a longer while and it’s been always very exciting for me being on tour. Though it’s a pity not being able to join concerts of your favourite bands anymore, because you are constantly somewhere else. That´s why I seperated work from my love to music and was looking for a job in a different business.
I am equally a very introvert as well as also an extrovert person. I find it hard being fascinated of huge parties or noisy discotheques, though I am a big fan of handmade rock music, that’s why I do like to join concerts a lot. As a singer in my own small band, I try to find a different way to artistically implement, therefore I do write my own lyrics and in addition to that I learn to play the guitar.
Clubs/Bars: in my opinion the „Freetime“ in Jyväskylä/Finnland is the multifaceted club I’ve ever been to. Nowhere else you could find a poker table, mirror maze, karaoke bar, concert stage , striptease rods and such a multicultural bunch of lovely human beings in one place // My favourite local bar in Hamburg called „Joy“ and is in Uhlenhorst ... probably the best place to meet lovely strangers.
Café: „Literary Cafe“ in Sankt Petersburg, „Herr Max“ in Hamburg and the Café Frish in Kiel ... which does no longer exist anymore unfortunately.
Food: viet cuisine, vegan dishes.
Drinks: freshly brewed mint tea.