It’s about time for a new edition of Meet A Spreader. This time it’s Mareike’s turn. About 3.5 years ago, Mareike started out as one of two product owners. A lot has changed at Spreadshirt since then. In this interview she’s going to explain what’s important for Product Management, how her work at Spreadshirt has changed, and how she finds motivation for her daily work.
But let’s take it step by step. Could you briefly introduce yourself? Where are you from, and how did you get into Spreadshirt?
How long have you been part of the company? Initially I am from the greater Berlin area. After I finished school, I first wanted to study design. So I went to Cologne to work as an intern for a marketing agency. I built my first websites there, and I got excited by the possibilities that I discovered. This is why I then studied Media Science in Furtwangen. Back then this was the only German university offering the programme with an online focus. And I’m still pretty happy with my change of tack. It’s what I like doing.
During my studies, I also had the opportunity to do a term in Finland. What a great experience! And later I wrote my final thesis at IBM in Hamburg. The topic was on product searches in online shops, and this is how i got into Spreadshirt. But first I stayed in Hamburg for another 3 years. There I worked for an agency involved with company communication at their online department. After that I came to Spreadshirt. And I’m still here today
Like you said, you are a Product Owner. What exactly is your job? And do you find it difficult to explain what you do over a pint in the pub? continue reading ‘Meet A Spreader: Product Owner Mareike Goedemann’