Get to know me a little better
Hi there, I’m Malou and I’m a Danish Full-Stack Designer, who has had an interest in technology from a very young age. I always threw myself into any creative outlet I could get my hands on, and when we got a home computer, a whole new world opened up.
I started playing around with video editing of my dance team, and later on some comedy sketches with a friend. As I got a little older, the beginning of social media started, and I got my coding debut creating things for my MySpace page – because I was in a band, and we played music, so at that time MySpace was the place to be! I quickly started having a lot of fun with this, and the opportunity to create things with code, was yet a new door opened.
Now I didn’t always think I’d be designing and building websites for a career. As a matter of fact, my young self was pretty determined, that one day I would be an animator for Disney. I know, oddly specific for a child, but hey what can you do! As you imagine that didn’t turn out to be the case, but as I got older I started to understand what it was that drove me to wanting to be an animator, it was the aspect of storytelling. I truly believe we as humans are bound by great stories, more often than not we will find ourselves rooting for the hero in a story. I realized that stories are all around, and can even be used to great results when creating websites, if you have a good brand story, people will remember you better, simply because stories engage us.
Since getting my AP Degree in Multimedia Design & Communications, I’ve tried my hand at several types of setups working with design. I started out as an in-house designer for a startup, here I got to play around with a lot of different design disciplines, for both print and web. My skillset was wide, and I enjoyed learning a lot of different things. However, I also started to get an idea of what I really LOVED working with, and that was whenever I got to create and build anything digital.
To explore this a bit more, I started working freelance as a Full-Stack Designer as a side quest, to see if I would still enjoy working with digital design if it was the only thing I did. It turned out, that the love was strong! I enjoyed working as a freelancer even more because I could build my own process about how I create digital projects.
When I’m not pushing pixels around, I use my downtime playing video games and guitar, watching sports, and binging my latest obsession on any given streaming service. Now let me elaborate a bit for those interested!
I love playing video games, for me it’s a nice way to relax after a long day at work. I’m both a PC and console kinda person, as I enjoy some of the exclusive console titles. If I had to pick a favorite game at the top of my head, I’d say that ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ comes to mind!
Music has always been a very important part of my life, anything from playing, listening and dancing to it. I’ve played the guitar since I was 6 years old, and also started playing the keyboard for a couple of years. However, the guitar is my favorite instrument. I like to relax and just play some tunes to zone out, whenever I’m in the mood.
I’m a HUGE sports fan. I watch so many different types of sports, that it’s basically my TV schedule on the weekends. My big three are the following:
- Football – Liverpool FC
- American football – Tennessee Titans
- Basketball – Toronto Raptors
I also like watching MMA, Formula 1, and tennis. So yeah, did I mention I’m a huge sports fan?
Binging & pop culture
Like any other person, I have a subscription for one too many streaming services. I mostly watch, fantasies, dramas, comedies, and animation. I love talking about a good film or show with people, and get a bit too excited about storytelling techniques that are being used. Foreshadowing rules!
As for pop culture, I’m no stranger to superheroes. I consume a lot of both Marvel & DC, both the movies but also the comics. My obsession with superheroes began from a young age, when I was out grocery shopping with my dad. I found this X-Men comic, which I was immediately drawn to, and my dad decided to buy it for me, and so it began! To this day my favorite superhero is still Kitty Pryde.
If I had to describe myself in 3 words, it would be: Empathic, openminded, and riant.
Now if you’re wondering how I would fit with your team, I’d advice you to follow this link to my Myers-Briggs Personality Type: ENFP (Campaigner). Then you’ll probably get a better idea about who I am as a person, or you can contact me directly! I’m always open for a chat, so we can get to know each other a little better before you make any decisions.