Inpsyde Designer Alina Bogner has been working with us since August 2018. In this blog post, we want to introduce her.
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This is Alina Bogner
Alina is 27 years old and lives in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Tell us something about yourself …
I have always been the creative one, my mother is creative, as is my aunt. So I guess I was born with it. Back then in school, painting and drawing have always been the things I liked the most. Finally, I made a practical training with my aunt – she’s a cartographer. So actually, I already knew quite early that I wanted to do something artistic after school. However, what I didn’t know is that it would be something digital with Photoshop and all these programs. But I’m very happy with it. I really like illustrating. But a balanced relation between very creative and simple tasks is extremely important. When I’m not on my computer, I like working with my hands. You know, I really enjoy creating things physically! For example, I designed and made a lot of my flat furniture myself. As I knew that I’m more the practical type of person (and because I wanted to earn some money), I decided to make a vocational training instead of going to university.
Long ago, when I was a child, I did gymnastics, was in a children’s circus and learned both riding unicycles and juggling, but then I stopped doing sports for a while. Around one and a half years ago, I started doing intense weight training. I went to the fitness center up to six times a week. I always felt very well, simply fit. It was great to see the body change. Unfortunately, my recent job didn’t allow me the time to do that much sport. But now, with my new job at Inpsyde, I would like to return to sport again, and I want to go mountain biking in the nearby forest.
Alina’s way to Inpsyde
After finishing school I made a vocational training as a media designer with the chosen focus “visualization and conception”. For a couple of years, I worked at the agency where I did my vocational training. I had many opportunities to further develop my skills and to work my way up. Finally, I changed my employer and started working with SinnerSchrader in Frankfurt. But it didn’t feel right. Especially as the everyday journey from Wiesbaden to Frankfurt was very nerve-racking – I always get angry when I’m caught in the traffic, and this happened quite often. So, by accident, I found Inpsyde’s job advertisement at Indeed. And in the title, there was this little word “remote”, and I thought “Oh, wait, that means, working completely from home, that would solve all my problems!
I have never worked remotely before. However, from time to time I could work in home office, which I had always enjoyed very much. But I had the feeling my former employers were not huge fans of it. So, first of all, I read a book about working remotely. It’s called “Remote – Office not required”. There, both benefits and disadvantages are collected. For me, the benefits were predominant. I don’t mind being alone. And the freedom of flexibility is more important to me. For me, two simple conditions are necessary for a good employment relationship: On the one hand, it’s trust, especially when working remotely. And on the other hand, I need space to work in peace. At Inpsyde I have the feeling both conditions are given.
Questions to Inpsyder Alina
We asked Alina a few personal questions to give you the chance to get to know her better.
Who was your hero as a child?
I wouldn’t say I had a hero as a child, but I was quite fascinated by Sailor Moon. At least temporarily.
What is the TV show you never miss?
Bauer sucht Frau (“Farmer searches Wife”) and Schwiegertochter gesucht. (“Search for Daugther-in-law”).To come down in the evening, the TV show must be trashy.
What is your biggest vice?
The end-of-work beer, definitely. And sometimes, I allow myself one glass of rum.
Who is your favorite cartoon character?
Desmond the moon bear → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFS4NWKiqSo
What makes you really angry?
Frustrated neighbors who have nothing else to do but driving me mad. I get really angry when driving a car. But in my opinion, that’s justified.
Which job did you do when you were in school?
Oh, I renovated and cleaned holiday apartments. In school, I was the one to write or draw on the board.
What is your midnight snack?
Fortunately, that never happens.
What was the last book you read?
Remote – Office Not Required.
What should be written on your gravestone?
I don’t want to think about that. All I know is that I want to be burnt and maybe I want to be buried in the “Friedwald”.
What is the best present you ever got?
Sounds cheesy, but it’s my boyfriend, definitely!
If you had a superpower, what would that be?
I’m someone who always thinks a lot. So it would be very useful to be able to read the other persons’ minds. Moreover, I would like to be in another person’s body for some time.
Do you have a favorite karaoke song?
Karaoke is a No Go!
Describe your ideal weekend.
My ideal weekend is a mixture of getting down and doing something. Having breakfast under the sky, then going to a lake or cycling. I also like going to the Rhine and have a beer. And in the evening going out for a meal.
Do you want to join the Inpsyde team?
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