Team Portraits: Daniel

So far you met already a bunch of the caseable crew, however, our online marketing guy Daniel is still missing.

1. Tell us a little about yourself?

Sure, I am 24 years old and I graduated this summer from the EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht in Germany, where i studied General Management for the last 3 years. I like to travel and spent time abroad, my favorites are definitely California and Australia…you cannot go wrong with sunshine and great beaches. Furthermore, I love music; my favorites at the moment are Shwayze, Matt Costa, and Donavan Frankenreiter.

2. What’s your job at caseable?

I pretty much do Online Marketing in all it’s varieties, such as Search Engine Optimization, Google AdWords, Social Media Marketing, but also more traditional things like Public Relations. There’s something new to do every day and I really enjoy that kind of  dynamic work environment here at caseable, it simply never gets boring.

3. What is your sport?

I played American Football for several years during High School. These days I prefer going to the gym and running, especially here in New York where I run along the waterside and see the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty.

4. Do you do the right thing?

I believe that as long as I keep doing what I like doing, I’ll be doing the right thing professionally and in private life. But with most decisions I think you’ll only find out afterwards if it was right or wrong, so just rely on your intuition.

5. Favorite Quotation.

It’s actually a line from the Steve Jobs Stanford commencement speech in 2005: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc)

6. What is your future goal?

I want to start my own company and travel as much as I can. There’s just too much to see and too little time.

7. Slim or classic and of course what is your design?

I totally love the slim case. The slim just has an awesome shape and it fits your laptop like a second skin.

Team Portraits: David

Within 6 weeks of posting team profiles, David is already designer number 3. So if you are wondering if caseable only employs designers, please, keep following our blog :)

1.Tell us a little about yourself:

I grew up in Baltimore, MD and went to school at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Although I live in New York now, I will always be a country boy.  New York is great, though.  I have had a wonderful time living here so far.

2.What’s your job at caseable:

Caseable hired me to be a designer for them.  I am currently doing website work as well as bag designs, production art, photo shoots, etc. (all the things I love doing).

3.What is your sport:

As far as playing sports, I love lacrosse and rugby, neither of which I am allowed to play anymore due to too many injuries.  When it comes to watching sports, I am a football fan, and above all else, a Baltimore Ravens fan.  GO RAVENS

4. Cab or Cycling:

Definitely cab.  I have nothing against cycling or exercise, but the New York city cabs are an experience worth having.  My friends laugh at me because I feel the need o talk to every taxi driver I ride with.  If you ask the right questions, you can really meet some interesting people this way.  Just be careful what questions you ask, because you might not like the answers.

5. What is your favorite past time:

My favorite past time is Monday Night Beer Tasting in Baltimore.  I have a couple friends that are musicians and keep odd schedules because of it.  The only time they could all get together was Monday nights, so they started a beer tasting group many years ago.  Its always a good time.  Although most nights the beer gets the best of us.

6. What’s your favorite sleeve:

Being a designer David has really high expectations in his future sleeve. Sadly, he is still in the decision process on which sleeve design will be the perfect one for him. And this might take a while…

Team Portraits: Mikita

It’s time for Mikita, caseable’s Marketing Project Manager, to reveal himself to our dear readers.

1. Tell us a little about yourself?

I’m from the Ukraine, though I live in NYC now. I’m about to finish up my education at Babson College and hopefully work full-time at caseable. I’d like to think I keep an open-mind, but that’s for others to decide.

2. What’s your job at caseable?

Marketing Project Manager.

3. What’s it like working for caseable?

Working for caseable…awesome. Flexible hours with a supportive team and an amazing product: What can I say? It’s nice, and it creates a great incentive to work hard, since I want to make sure I can stay in such a great work setting.

4. What your favorite past time activity?

Hmm…Going out for a run or swim is always on top of my list. Drinking tea is definitely up there as well.

5. What super hero ability would you like to have?

Stop time; there’s so much I’d like to do, and yet there never seems to be the time to do it.

Mikita’s favorite sleeve:

Team Portrait: Amaya

It’s about time to meet the fourth member of our caseable crew: Amaya. To find out more you have to read the full interview :)

1. Tell us a little about yourself?

I was born in New York City, Bronx, specifically. However, soon after we moved to Pennsylvania, then Florida, then Michigan, then my parents sent me and my sister to the Dominican Republic, our home country, for a year, and then we moved to California. As soon as I graduated I left for the Dominican Republic, and did my AAS in Graphic Design there, and finally made my way back to NYC for my BFA at Parsons. Crazy, I know, but its been an advantage to know so many places, and I’ve learned to love new places, new sights, and most of all new FOOD. Other than that, Im a total bookworm, to the point where its probably obsessive. My record is 800 plus pages in a day (Harry Potter was amazing!!!) .

2. What’s your job at caseable?

My job at caseable was pretty much everything from actual case designs, to picking the fonts people can use, to the packaging and the logo. My favorite was designing cases, like the “Radio Killed” case or “Bar Play”. I even got to help out with deciding the name a bit, which was fun!

3. If you have the choice, which animal would you like to be?

A bird, or a house cat, they have it so easy. But a bird would be nice because of all the flying, although the eating regurgitated worms thing is kind of a turn off.

4. Winter or summer?

SUMMER! I used to like winter until I realized the how epic summer is, there are ALWAYS good times to be had in the summer. Free concerts, trips, visits from friends, sunlight, beaches, and short shorts, yea sign me up!!!

5. What super hero ability would you like to have?

Hyper speed flying. Like from here to Japan in half a second. Forgot something at home? Got it. Need to grab lunch? Got it. Late for a meeting? I’m there. Weekend in Brazil? Yes please! Seriously, whats not to love? That would be the best power EVER.

Now take a look at Amaya’s favorite sleeve:

“My favorite is this one, right now, but honestly I wish I could have a sleeve for everyday of the year!”

Team Portrait: Jonathan

It’s already week 3 of our blogbuster series Team Portraits. This week it’s time for our Marketing and PR intern Jonathan to introduce himself:

1. Tell us a little about yourself?

I was born and raised in good old Germany – Yeeaaaaah. After high school
I decided to study Investment Banking/Finance and that’s what made me come to the Big Apple. When I’m not working and in school, which is 90% of my time, I just like to chill and take it easy.
I love Entourage and Johnny Drama is the king!!!!

2. What’s your job at caseable?

I am the Marketing/PR intern at caseable.
I support the US Marketing team and as soon as we start to sell in Germany as well, I’ll also be involved with the German Marketing/PR.

3. What super hero ability would you like to have?

Definitely teleportation- so I could easily travel between Germany and New York. Also I wouldn’t have to be on a plane for 8 hours and I would save some $$$$$.

4. What is your sport?

My favorite sport is either Soccer or Basketball. Loved the World Cup and Germany kicked some asses. Greeting out to England and Argentina.

5. What’s it like working for caseable?

It’s definitely the coolest place I have been so far! We are a great and homogeneous team in the heart of Brooklyn.

6. Finally, show us your favorite sleeve.

This is my favorite sleeve that I just did for myself. If you see this sleeve on the Subway you will know its me :).

Team Portrait: Klaus

Another week is over and it is time for our second team portrait. Last week we introduced our designer Emiliy. Today it’s time to introduce our co-founder Klaus exclusively to you guys:

1. Tell us a little about yourself?

I love to be anywhere and nowhere: I studied in Germany and Chile, worked in Asia and the States and lived in Spain and England. Besides my obsession of traveling, there is tennis, European team handball and many other sports I’m crazy about. I’m really into playing the trumpet and piano and while being in New York I constantly miss good traditional German food.

2. Winter or summer?

Winter, absolutely! Best season of the year with everything covered in white!

3. slim or classic and of course what is your design?

I actually prefer the classic sleeve as I kinda use it for my laptop on serious occasions but also in my free time The rectangular shape gives back a little bit of conservatism.

4. What is your sport?

Tennis , no doubt about it. I try to play 3 times a week or even more but finding courts in New York City is quite challenging plus there’s always this freakin wait!!!

5. What are your wishes for caseable?

To successfully create a platform that people use to have their own inspirations printed on sleeves PLUS to become way better than InCase ;)

Team Portrait: Emily

Today caseable presents the first posts of our new weekly series: “Behind the Scenes: Team Portraits”. The first chosen one is our designer Emily, who will tell you a little bit about herself and present one of her favorite sleeves. Spotlight on Emily!

1. Tell us a little about yourself?Emily

I am originally from New York and I study IndustrialDesign at Pratt Institute. I like to make things, ranging from computer cases, lamps, and little square paintings, to delicious sausages and sandwiches. My newest passion is a 1930s sewing machine that weighs as much as a small person!

2. What’s your job at caseable?

I am the design intern at caseable. I do a combination of graphic design and product design. My favorite task right now is developing our newest product— the iPad case– and sewing up prototypes on my lovely sewing machine! The final design is going to be pretty great, if I do say so myself.

3. What’s it like working for caseable?

Working for caseable is fun! My co-workers are very cool, relaxed people. I think we make a great team– everyone brings their own unique talents and interests to the table.

4. What super hero ability would you like to have?

Teleportation– so I could travel lots, AND I wouldn’t have to ride my bike through the scary Brooklyn traffic to get to work. Seriously, what is up with those intersections???

5. What is your sport?

Don’t laugh… but it’s juggling! I just learned how to juggle clubs over the summer.

6. Finally, show us your favorite sleeve.

I don’t know if I have a favorite yet… But here’s one I just made that I like very much. The graphic is a close-up from a little painting I did.

Goodbye Basti

Last week was Bastian’s last day at the caseable office here in US. Our ever amazing friend and intern left for Germany to make caseable reality on the old continent.

For his farewell, we got him a helicopter, as you might know from his bio, he’s crazy about maneuvering those around.;)

Basti, you’ll be greatly missed here in New York. Thanks so much for all your help – we can’t say how happy we are that you’re staying with caseable Germany! Enjoy…

Klaus & Basti

Marvin & Basti

The caseable team is growing…

We have finally made our decisions and a very happy to welcome new members to our team – four designers and three marketing/PR girls and guys are joining caseable this week. All of them will introduce themselves here and start blogging asap.

We’re very excited and can’t wait to have them on board.

Cheerio