Tatjana, is it true what they say: You started your career in children’s television?
(Laughs). Let’s say it’s not entirely untrue. I was a copywriter for regional broadcaster SWR, and I was writing material for the children’s show Tigerentenclub (which translates as Tiger Duck Club).
So how did you get from there to Mackevision?
I didn’t actually come straight here. My next job was Content Manager with an online agency, and to be honest I’d made up my mind to stay in the media sector.
Mackevision came to my attention because the company was one of our clients. And one day I saw they had posted a job ad. I thought they were looking for someone to handle content management much like I was doing at the agency.
It turned out not to be the case?
(Laughs). No. Not in the least. That very quickly became clear in my interview. We weren’t dealing with text content but with data files and images. So I just thought to myself, okay so this isn’t really what I was expecting.
And yet, here you are…
We agreed that I’d work a trial day and see for myself what it’s all about. And that’s what I did.
You obviously enjoyed it.
Absolutely. There were moments when I didn’t have a clue what they were talking about, but I found the job itself very, very interesting and at the end of the day I said to myself: I’m going to give this a try. And to this day I haven’t regretted that decision for a minute.
So what exactly does your work involve?
I work in product data management. Or as people here like to say, I’m one of the code freaks. (Laughs). We accompany and support the development process from raw 3D data to finished image. In a way, we’re like a little squad of detectives: We look for flaws in the images and make sure they are repaired. Which is often all about code language.