Franziska recently joined the Wiredcraft team in Shanghai as a Project Manager. She brings us several years of PM experience in the gaming industry and a general curiosity to figure out new things. At university in Germany, she studied Chinese language and culture, which is what brought her to China in the first place.
Q: What are the three things you like about Wiredcraft?
A: What attracted me to apply to Wiredcraft and really stood out to me is that the job description had a very unpretentious yet professional undertone, opposed to the usual style you see elsewhere (think: 10 years of job experience after graduation, but not older than 25 years). At the same time I got the impression that the projects within the portfolio were very impressive and definitely captured my interest strongly. After having worked here for a few weeks I can see that the company actually cares about its people and that it’s the same the other way round.
Q: What’s the most adventurous experience you have had?
A: That’s hard to think of, but I would say coming from a small town in Germany, living in Shanghai for 7 years has been a constant adventure.
Also, I took a cruise on a small boat along the east coast of Greenland last year - that was also quite the adventure.
Q: There are only 3 months left for 2017, but we still want to know what your goal is?
A: My goal for 2017 is pretty generic: further develop myself in terms of career and job experience while keeping a healthy work and life balance.
Her hobbies are running, painting, travelling and reading books and stuff on the internet.
The last place she travelled was Okinawa. She has a strange infatuation with Japan and loving beaches and tropical atmosphere, it was the perfect place to go. It’s what she imagines Hawaii to be like, but with a Japanese ‘skin’.
Her favorite book is Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami. She likes this author in general because some of his stories are very surreal and tend to have open endings. Her favorite movies are Seven, Borat and Moulin Rouge.